One week on from the launch of the exciting new game, a Wollongong father in his forties has gone down in Australia’s lottery history as the first winner in Australia’s new draw lottery game Set for Life after his entry won First Prize in last night’s draw!

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was unaware he’d become the first ever winner of Set for Life until a NSW Lotteries official contacted him this morning to break the life-enhancing news that he’ll receive $20,000 this month, next month and every month for the next 20 years!

“Shut up! Oh my god!” the stunned winner exclaimed.

“I’ve got goose bumps! I mentioned to my wife the other day that I’d purchased an entry in the new Set for Life game and she said wouldn’t that be incredible to win!

“Life has just changed for us! I’m now just starting to imagine the possibilities! Firstly I’ll be able to get someone else to do my renovations around our house and my family will be able to do a lot of travel now!”

The winning 2-SET QuickSET entry was purchased at Woonona Newsagency, 371 Princes Highway in Woonona.

Woonona Newsagency owners Graham and Christine Sturgiss were thrilled to discover they’d sold the first ever First Prize winning ticket in Set for Life.

“It’s so wonderful! We’re so happy for our winner and wish them all the best for the next 20 years!” Mr Sturgiss said.

“We’ve had a lot of customers excited by the new Set for Life game so this is such great news!”

Throughout Australia, it was the only entry that won a First Prize in last night’s Set for Life draw 3, which offers a guaranteed First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 year for up to four winners in each draw.

The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 3 on Sunday 9 August 2015 were 7, 3, 23, 11, 31, 15, 4 and 27, with the bonus numbers 37 and 36.

Set for Life is unlike any lottery game that has ever been offered in Australia’s lottery history.

The Set for Life First Prize will be paid to winners in monthly instalments of $20,000 for 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 now on sale in lottery outlets around the country and online at with the next draw occurring tonight.