What better way to ward off the Monday blues than by scoring the Set for Life First Prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years? 

While a Set for Life draw is held every night of the week, research shows Sunday draws have delivered more Set for Life First Prize winners than any other day. 

Almost a third (28%) of all the Set for Life First Prize winners since the game’s first draw on 7 August 2015 have won the coveted prize on a Sunday.  

Meanwhile, Saturday and Thursday have been the days that have delivered the least number of winners, with just two on each of those days since the game began.  (See Table 1) 

The data comes as a record number of Set for Life First Prize winners were crowned this month. 

Four people from across Australia won the First Prize within 10 days of each other between 6 January and 14 January 2018. 

The four new winners bolster the total number of Set for Life First Prize winners to 32 nationally. 

These 32 winners will receive a combined total of $144 million during the next two decades. 

Set for Life spokesperson Elissa Lewis said the slew of recent Set for Life First Prize winners had enjoyed an enviable start to the New Year. 

“While everyone else was coming home from holidays and heading back to work, our four Set for Life First Prize winners were heading straight to the bank,” she said. 

“This financial year is on track to be a record-breaking year for the game.  To date, the most Set for Life winners we’ve crowned in a single financial year was 12 in 2015-2016.  However, during the seven months since 1 July 2017, we’ve already had 12 winners.  With another five months of draws to go this financial year, who knows how high our tally will climb.” Ms Lewis said.

Set for Life players enjoyed the fact that their one ticket gave them entry into seven days of draws. 

“While Sunday has delivered the most winners, the good news for players is that every ticket gives entry into seven days of draws.  That’s seven chances to win big. 

“Our winners have also told us they love receiving their prize in monthly instalments over two decades.  Imagine seeing your bank balance automatically bolster by $20,000 each month for 20 years! 

“Upon becoming a Set for Life First Prize winner, some tell us they decide to immediately retire, while others use their regular prize payment to pursue their passions – from starting a new business to travel.” 

Table 1: Number of Set for Life First Prize winners created on each day of the week since 7 August 2015.  

Number of Set for Life First Prize winners per day:

Sunday: 9
Tuesday: 6
Friday: 5
Wednesday: 5
Monday: 3
Saturday: 2
Thursday: 2

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.