A Grafton family will spend the next twenty years flicking through travel brochures to choose their next holiday destination after winning First Prize in Wednesday’s Set for Life draw 293.

The local family came forward to NSW Lotteries today after officials put out the call yesterday for any Set for Life players who purchased an unregistered ticket in the city of Grafton to check their entry as soon as possible because they could be Set for Life.

“I saw a post on Facebook last night about a missing Set for Life winner who purchased their First Prize winning ticket in Grafton,” the excited winning wife explained.

“I knew I had bought my Set for Life ticket from that newsagency so I got the winning numbers off the NSW Lotteries website and checked my entry. 

“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that I had all the winning numbers! I got my husband to check my ticket and then I rechecked it about twenty times before I let myself believe I’d won!

“It’s such a surreal feeling when you realise you’ve won – it’s hard to explain. I haven’t slept since then although I have stopped shaking now!

“I can’t even get my head around the fact that we’ll be receiving $20,000 a month for the next 20 years - it’s just so wonderful!

“My husband and I love our jobs so we won’t be quitting. There will be lots of holidays on the horizon though – twenty years of holidays!”

The winners have chosen to remain anonymous.

NSW Lotteries encourages customers to register their entries to a NSW Lotteries Players Club card as it ensures their prize is secure and they can be contacted directly with news of a big win. 

The First Prize winning Set for Life entry in draw 293 on Wednesday 25 May was purchased at Grafton Shoppingworld News, 42 Duke Street in Grafton.

This is the fifth Set for Life First Prize win in New South Wales since Set for Life launched in August 2015, and nationally the winner will join eleven other Australians who are already enjoying their monthly instalments of the twenty year Set for Life windfall.

Across the country, it was the only entry that won First Prize in Set for Life draw 293, 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 293 on Wednesday 25 May 2016 were 14, 9, 16, 13, 24, 11, 2 and 5, with the bonus numbers 8 and 37.