A hardworking Nowra man is eagerly anticipating seeing his bank balance balloon by $20,000 a month for the next 20 years after being confirmed as the region’s Set for Life First Prize winner.
The happy man won Set for Life draw 818 on Wednesday 1 November 2017, but as he was unable to find his registered  winning ticket so NSW Lotteries was only able to confirm his win this week.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, purchased his registered 5-game QuickSET from Sturgiss Newsagency, 110-112 Junction Street, Nowra.
The Nowra man is one of two New South Welshmen who won the Set for Life First Prize this month.
He will join 27 other national winners who are already enjoying their monthly instalments of the 20-year Set for Life windfall.
Speaking to a NSW Lotteries official to confirm his win, the thrilled winner admitted he was still processing the win.

“It’s hard to comprehend!  I’m been trying to think about what I could do with that much money!” he laughed.

“I’m still undecided about what I’ll do with it.  A prize for 20 years is hard to take in but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.  When it starts to go into the bank that’s when I will probably think of a few things!
“I’ll keep working for the time being until I work out what I want to do.”
The regular Set for Life player said he was drawn to the game because of the certainty of a receiving a certain amount each month.
“At least you know you’ll have money in there each month for the bills, all those things and a bit more!”
Sturgiss Newsagency owner Greg Sturgiss said the outlet was thrilled to have sold the entry that snared the latest Set for Life First Prize.
“We’re over the moon for our lucky winner!” he exclaimed.
“We’re always happy to be part of changing someone’s life for the better.  Congratulations to the winner!
“We’ve had a good success rate of selling winning entries since the outlet opened almost 30 years ago.  We have a whole wall of wealth in the store showing our wins and we’re excited to be adding a Set for Life First Prize winner to the list!” 
The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 818 on Thursday 1 November 2017 were 12, 24, 4, 8, 23, 21, 20 and 19, with the bonus numbers 7 and 6.
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.