Set For Life

Set For Life is the UK National Lottery’s only annuity game, with a top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years. Draws take place twice a week, on Monday and Thursday evenings, and there are a total of eight ways to win.

In Set For Life, you are required to select five main numbers from 1 to 47. You must also select another number, known as a Life Ball, from a separate set between 1 and 10. The aim of the game is to match as many of your numbers as you can to the winning numbers drawn.

Prize Draw Information

The first Set For Life draw will take place on Monday 18th March 2019 and will offer a top prize of £10,000 payments every month for 30 years.

Set For Life Numbers (Last Draws)

Set For Life results will appear here after the first draw has taken place on Monday 18th March 2019.

Set For Life Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown

To win a prize, you must match at least two main numbers. The more you match, the bigger your reward. All the awards are fixed amounts, but the top two prizes work differently to most lotteries as they are paid out as an annuity, meaning you receive regular payments over a longer period instead of just a single lump sum.

You must match all five main numbers plus the Life Ball to land the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years, while you will receive £10,000 a month for one year if you win in the Match 5 category.

Lottery Odds

Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 47 and 1 Life Ball from a pool of 10.

Numbers MatchedPrizeOdds of Winning
5 Main Numbers + Life Ball£10,000 a month for 30 years*1 in 15,339,390
5 Main Numbers£10,000 a month for one year*1 in 1,704,377
4 Main Numbers + Life Ball£2501 in 73,045
4 Main Numbers£501 in 8,116
3 Main Numbers + Life Ball£301 in 1,782
3 Main Numbers£201 in 198
2 Main Numbers + Life Ball£101 in 134
2 Main Numbers£51 in 15

Approx. Overall Odds 1 in 12.4
*The Match 5 + 1 and Match 5 prizes may be capped in very rare circumstances when there are a higher number of winners than usual.
View the FAQs for an explanation of how overall odds of winning are calculated

Set For Life Draw Details

Draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays.

Set For Life History

The UK National Lottery announced in November 2017 that it was planning to bring in an annuity-style game, following a wide-ranging review of its current offerings. The launch of Set For Life was then confirmed in January 2019, with tickets going on sale on 15th March 2019 ahead of the first draw on 18th March.


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