Emerald woman has “shock to the system” discovering Set for Life division one win!
- An Emerald woman has had the best “shock to the system” today, discovering she won the Set for Life division one prize.
- The Melbourne player scored the division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in Set for Life draw 1843, drawn Saturday 22 August 2020.
- The thrilled winner can’t wait to use her prize to travel the world when she can, renovate her home and share some with her family.
- Her winning 5-game QuickPick entry was purchased at Emerald Newsagency, 4 Kilvington Drive, Emerald.
An Emerald woman has had the best “shock to the system” today, discovering she won the Set for Life division one prize.
The Melbourne player scored the division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years in Set for Life draw 1843, drawn Saturday 22 August 2020.
This morning, an official from the Lott called the winner, who had no idea she’d scored the Set for Life division one prize.
“You are joking?!” she exclaimed.
“Are you kidding me? No, this can’t be real!
“I am bewildered! I need to check this online.
“Oh my god, you’re right! I have won.
“I never thought this would happen! Holy moley!
“It’s a shock to the system.
“With everything going on in the world, it has come at the best time though.
“I just need to let this sink in.
“I think I will have to surprise my husband with the news tonight. I might crack open a bottle of champagne and show him the win online!”
When asked how she planned to relish being Set for Life, the elated woman said she couldn’t wait to enjoy the feeling of security the win would bring.
“It’s so overwhelming, I can barely think what I am going to do with it!” she explained.
“I would love to do some travelling around Australia. There’s so much I want to see.
“I would also love to do more travelling overseas too. Maybe we could do a big trip throughout Asia next.
“There will be lots of travelling every year. I will share some with my family too.
“There’s also some things I would like to do around my home. A few little renovations here and there.
“I will keep working though because I do love my job, but there will be lots of fun things.”
The winning 5-game QuickPick entry was purchased at Emerald Newsagency, 4 Kilvington Drive, Emerald.
Emerald Newsagency owner Carl Mardirian said he couldn’t be happier for his Set for Life division one winner.
“We were thrilled to discover the news on Sunday morning,” he said.
“What a fantastic surprise that some happy person in Emerald is now Set for Life.
“We wish her the very best and hope she enjoys her prize.
“This is the third division one winning entry we have sold this year.
“How lucky are we?
“We look forward to selling more division one winning entries in the future.”
Emerald Newsagency is still on the hunt for their mystery division one winner from TattsLotto draw 4035, drawn 21 March 2020.
They scored the division one prize of $1,386,240.79. The winning ticket was not registered to a Tatts Card so officials from the Lott have no way of contacting the winner with the dream-come-true news and have to wait for them to come forward to claim their prize.
If the player discovers they are holding the division one winning ticket, they should contact Tatts on 131 868 to begin the process of claiming their prize.
Across the country, the Victorian winner held the only entry that won division one in Set for Life draw 1843 on Saturday 22 August 2020.
The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 1843 on Saturday 22 August 2020 were 2, 15, 8, 17, 31, 13, 5 with the bonus numbers 14 and 36.
This marks the 64th Set for Life division one winner nationally since the game began and the tenth Set for Life division one winner for the year.
About Set for Life
Set for Life gives you the chance to win the division one prize of $20,000 a month for 20 years – that’s $20K on replay!
Each ticket you purchase gives you an entry into seven consecutive daily draws! Meaning you have the chance to win $20K on replay seven times!
To win division one in Set for Life, players must correctly match all 7 winning numbers drawn from 1-44 in a single game. The game also offers a division two prize of $5,000 a month for 12 months, for up to four winners in each draw.
Between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020, there were 14 Set for Life division one winners across Australia who will receive $67.2 million during the next 20 years.
As at 30 June 2020, $36.94 million in monthly payments of $20,000 had been paid to the 63 Set for Life division one winners across Australia.
To find out more about our Set for Life winners visit the Lott’s website at
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