Hi everyone,

Amanda here from Set for Life HQ! The 15th is upon us again, which means today is my favourite day - $20K Day! For those of you who don’t know, $20K Day is the day all of our Set for Life First Prize winners receive their next instalment of $20,000!

I often get asked for my ‘tips and tricks’ to winning Set for Life and honestly, I wish I had some. The only piece of advice I can give is you’ve got to be in it to win it!

One thing I have noticed recently though is that we do see some numbers get drawn more frequently than others. While each number has an equal chance of being drawn, perhaps this list of ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ numbers could give you some inspiration when choosing your Set for Life numbers.

To recap, eight winning numbers and two supplementary numbers are selected in every Set for Life draw of numbers 1 through to 37.  To win First Prize, you need to match all eight of the winning numbers.

Since Set for Life began back in August 2015, there have been a total of 1375 draws – one every day of the week since Friday 7 August 2015.

Of the draws so far, the most frequently drawn winning number in Set for Life is 5. This number has been drawn a total of 410 times since the very first Set for Life draw in 2015, meaning it has been selected in almost 30% of draws.

Following hot on 5’s heels is 19, which has been a winning number is 406 Set for Life draws. The third most drawn number in Set for life so far is 33 (selected 404 times). 

And we can’t look at the most drawn numbers without also seeing what numbers come up less frequently. Or what some people like to refer to as ‘cold’ numbers.

Of the 1375 Set for Life draws, 8 has only featured 340 times, 35 has been selected in only 341 draws and 11 has been drawn only 351 times.

When you play Set for Life, do you choose the numbers that seem to come up most frequently, or do you pick those we haven’t seen much of, hoping that it is their turn to make an appearance?

Or do you buck all of the trends and choose numbers that are most special to you?!

I look forward to seeing how these number frequencies change over the weeks, months and years to come as we crown many more Set for Life First Prize winners.

That’s all from me for this month! I’ll speak to you again on the next $20K Day. 



*Figures correct as of 12/05/2019