A generous and loving mother and grandmother from Rockdale is now Set for Life after checking her ticket and discovering she had won the coveted First Prize, of $20,000 a month for the next 20 years.

The New South Wales winning entry won the First Prize in Set for Life draw 911 on Friday 2 February 2018, and while the entry was registered to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card attempts to contact the registered ticketholder were unsuccessful as her contact details weren’t up to date.

On hearing confirmation of her prize the winning woman declared her heart had only just stopped racing.  

“Oh – this is so exciting – my heart has been racing!” she shared.  

“I’m just flabbergasted at this news. I’ve got the next 20 years to think about what I can do every month.  

“I’ll be about to help my family and this will set me up for the future. It’s such an exciting prize.”   

The Set for Life winner is the third First Prize winner to land in New South Wales during the past three months, and the 33rd First Prize winner nationally since the game began.

The winning entry was purchased at Rockdale Plaza Newsagency, Shop 44, Rockdale Plaza, Rockdale.  

Tom Mackovski, owner of Rockdale Plaza Newsagency, said he was thrilled to have sold another winning entry.

“It is just fantastic news! I am so pleased that we’ve found the winner!” he exclaimed.

“We are so happy to have sold another winning entry as the last big win we sold was in December 2015.

“We are especially pleased a local has won as we’ve had plenty of customers coming in asking if the winner was from the area.

“They’ve also been checking their tickets to see if it is them and buying new entries into Set for Life since we put our posters up.

“We wish the winner all the best with their prize!”

Across the country, the New South Wales winner held the only entry that won First Prize in Set for Life draw 911 on Friday 2 February 2018, 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 911 were 13, 28, 37, 10, 23, 2, 32 and 18 with the bonus numbers 27 and 8.

During the 2017 calendar year, there were 12 Set for Life First Prize winners across Australia who will receive $57.6 million during the next 20 years.

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.