A hard-working mum from the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide is set to say good-bye to some bills and eventually her mortgage after discovering she was the First Prize Set for Life winner SA Lotteries had been searching for during the past week.

The winning mum admitted she had been too busy with work and life and hadn’t found the time to check her ticket until today.

“Oh Wow – thank you - I’m in shock!” she declared when realising she had just won $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.

“I’ve had the ticket in my hand bag just lying in there for the past week.

“During the week I had heard on the radio there was a winner who hadn’t come forward and I thought wow and got a few goose bumps but I didn’t do anything about it.

“I won a small amount on a Set for Life entry a few weeks ago and decided to get another ticket and now I’ve won.

“Each month this will help to pay bills and the mortgage. I’ll be able to help the kids out but first when it’s all settled in we’ll celebrate as a family.

“It’s a bit hard to think about really – I think I’m still in shock.”

The newest Set for Life First Prize winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased her 2-Set QuickSET entry from The Avenues Newsagency and Stationery, Shop 4 / 114 Payneham Road in Stepney.

Alejandro Greco is the owner of The Avenues Newsagency and Stationery and said he and his staff were very excited to discover they had sold the First Prize winning Set for Life ticket.

“This is great news! It’s very exciting for us – especially because we have lots of regular customers,” Mr Alejandro said.

“We’ve just finished upgrading our shop so perhaps our new look has brought us fresh luck!” 

This is the second Set for Life First Prize win in South Australia since Set for Life launched in August 2015, and nationally the winner will join seventeen other Australians who are already enjoying their monthly instalments of the 20-year Set for Life windfall.

Across the country, it was the only entry that won First Prize in Set for Life draw 549 which offers a guaranteed First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 549 on Sunday 5 February 2017 were 31, 3, 5, 12, 25, 35, 26 and 2, with the bonus numbers 32 and 21.

A Set for Life draw is conducted every night of the week, 365 days each year, and players can start their seven-day Set for Life entry on any day of the week.

To win the First Prize in Set for Life, players must correctly choose the 8 winning numbers drawn from 37. Additional smaller divisional prizes can be won from Second Prize to Eighth Prize by selecting a combination of the 8 winning numbers and 2 bonus numbers drawn.

Tickets for Set for Life are on sale in lottery outlets around the country and online at thelott.com with the next draw occurring tonight.