Set For Life results LIVE: National Lottery jackpot of £10,000 a MONTH for 30 years TONIGHT ahead of Lotto Xmas Day draw

TONIGHT'S Set For Life draw could see you win £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

Players have to pick five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10 or go with a Lucky Dip to get a randomly generated number.

You can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

The winning numbers go out at 8pm and can be found on this page.

Read our EuroMillions live blog below for the latest numbers and results…

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    Stats from the National Lottery

    • Six Millionaires are made every week
    • The luckiest postcode is Birmingham with 119 millionaires
    • The luckiest profession is building
    • There are 6 million winners a week
    • £56 billion paid out in prizes
    • Over £34 million goes to National Lottery Projects every week
    • Most Millionaires celebrate with a cup of tea

    Woman wins on first time ‘hunch’

    A woman won £184million on her first ever EuroMillion lottery ticket after buying it “on a hunch”.

    The young woman – who wanted to remain anonymous – was presented with the prize at her home in Tahiti after it went unclaimed since October 15.

    According to the EuroMillions website, her ticket was the only entry that matched all seven numbers after the jackpot had hit its cap of €220m (£184m).

    The mystery woman said she had never entered the EuroMillions draw in her life but had grown up watching her grandfather play.

    “I was waiting for the right moment to play, and that day I had a hunch,” she said.

    “Everything is possible, you just have to believe in it. Before checking my ticket, I felt a shiver in my back.

    Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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      Youngest EuroMillions winner was just 17

      Jane Park was just 17 when she bagged £1million in prize money after buying her first ever ticket, making her Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner.

      At the time of her win, she was an admin temp earning £8-an-hour, and was living in a two-bedroom Edinburgh council flat she shared with her mum Linda.

      Jane is an avid football fan and supports Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.

      She has previously remarked that being a millionaire is stressful.

      Speaking to the Sunday People, she said: “I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

      “I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.

      “I wish I had no money most days.

      “I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”

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      Violence after £5.5million win

      A violent boyfriend stabbed his partner seven times in the face leaving her partially blind after she won the Lottery.

      Emma Brown, 50, scooped £5.5million in 2017 but controlling Stephen Gibbs, 45, resented the life-changing sum of money.

      Instead of taking up her offer to travel the world, he became annoyed at Emma being “more in control of her own life”.

      Gibbs also became convinced she was cheating on him and fitted a tracker on her Mercedes to keep tabs on her.

      When Emma told him she wanted to end their 12-year relationship, raging Gibbs grabbed her by the neck and slammed her against a wall.

      Read the full story.

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      Lucky scratch card

      Mum-of-two Sara Thomas landed £1m on a 50X card earlier this year – and even stayed to finish her care home shift after discovering the life-changing news.

      The stunned 26-year-old also asked colleagues to ring Camelot to confirm her jackpot was for real.

      She broke the news to partner Sean Warner, 28, who urged her to take the rest of the day off but she kept working.

      Sara, from Merthy r Tydfil, South Wales, said: “I was gobsmacked when I won.

      “When I told Sean, he said I should leave work for the day but we were short-staffed and I didn’t want to let the girls down so I stayed.

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      Your chances of unlikely events

      Experts reveal chances of unlikely events – from death by shark to winning lottery.

      Number - crunching experts at cardchat.com have worked out the likelihood of some very unlikely events.

      • 1000 – 1 = Seeing a shooting star.
      • 37,500 in 1 = Being bitten by a snake.
      • 3,700,000 in 1 = Being killed by a shark.
      • 1,000,000,000,000 in 1 = Meeting your doppelganger.
      • 45,000,000 in 1 = Winning the lottery.
      • 500-1 = Being born with an extra toe.

      Read the article in full here.

      ‘We won, then gave our winnings away’

      A £115million jackpot is probably enough to not just change your life, but the lives of everyone you’ve ever cared about too.

      Which is probably why Frances and Patrick Connolly decided to give over half of their winnings to 175 people.

      “We won £114,969,775.70 and we have given away more than half,” Frances said last year.

      “That’s £60million-worth of love. And the thing that makes me even happier is that every single person we gave money to has passed some of it on to other people. I can’t think of a day since winning the Lottery that I haven’t smiled.”

      Read more here.

      How does the National Lottery work?

      The National Lottery raises money to go to many ‘good causes’ and have helped give out numerous grants to those that need it most.

      On their website they state: “We retain around just 1% of revenue in profit, while around 95% of total revenue goes back to winners and society. More so, we run one of the most cost-efficient major lotteries in Europe, with around 4% of total revenue spent on operating costs.

      “To date, National Lottery players have helped to raise over £43 billion for Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual awards made across the UK – the equivalent of more than 225 lottery grants in every UK postcode district.”

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        Callie Rogers campaigns

        Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

        Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

        Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

        She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

        “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

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        Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

        1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
        2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
        3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
        4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
        5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
        6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
        7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
        8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
        9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
        10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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        The dinner lady who vowed to keep working

        Karen Dakin, 53, won in the draw hours before Mother’s Day, with numbers based on the birth of her son Callum, 14.

        She said: “My son has, in some strange way, helped give me the most amazing Mother’s Day gift of all time!”

        She added: “I’ve always picked numbers special to me, including my son Callum’s date of birth – the year and the time – so I instantly recognised the winning numbers.

        “What an amazing turn of events.”

        Read more here.

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        Some signs are luckier than others

        According to the stars some signs are luckier than others, so read on and see if you should pop out and buy that winning lotto ticket. It could be you!

        Leo – Oh, Leo we knew you’d be one of the lucky ones. You always look good, have a string of admirers and just tend to always be prowling on the bright side of the street.

        Virgo – It’s no coincidence that planner extraordinaire is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. Virgos only become successful because they put in the hours and werk, girl.

        Scorpio – Magnanimous Scorpio has definitely got it going on when it comes to luck. They’ll often find themselves in the right place at the right time as if by magic, much to the annoyance of some less fortunate souls

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        Set For Life winner becomes full time ghost hunter

        A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month for 30 years on the National Lottery Set For Life quit her job to become a ghost hunter with her husband.

        Part-time paranormal investigator Laura Hoyle, 39, has decided to ditch her day job to pursue her spooky passion with Kirk Stevens, 37, after their big win.

        The 39-year-old is used to shocks – after realising she had landed the life-changing amount of money when she initially thought she had only won a fiver.

        Laura was able to immediately jack in her job at a logistics firm, after realising the cash could allow her to concentrate on her ghost-hunting hobby full-time.

        Read more here.

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        Is the Set For Life worth playing?

        The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

        According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

        • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
        • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
        • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
        • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.
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          What is the Set For Life?

          The Set For Life draw runs on Mondays and Thursdays and one lucky Brit could win £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

          Players have to pick five numbers from 1-47 plus one Life Ball number from 1-10 or go with a Lucky Dip to get a randomly generated number.

          You can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

          The winning numbers go out at 8pm and can be found on the National Lottery website or their YouTube channel.

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          Explained: When is the next draw?

          The next game to play in will be the Set For Life draw this evening.

          Taking place at 8pm, it will see Brits play for the chance to win £10k a month for the next 30 years.

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          National Lottery timetable

          Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

          There is a draw 6 nights a week.

          Tonight will see the return of the Set For Life.

          The draws will be at 8pm and 8.15pm.

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          ‘I sill shop in Primark despite winning £1.8m’

          A NATIONAL Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

          Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

          The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

          The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

          “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

          “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

          Read the article in full here.

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          Explained: How long do winners have to claim their money?

          Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

          In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

          Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

          The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

          Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

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          Recap: Winning Thunderball numbers from last night

          The Thunderball draw also took place last night.

          Players could be in with a chance of scooping £500,000, so make sure you check your tickets!

          Last night’s numbers were: 10, 25, 26, 30 and 36

          The Thunderball was: 04.

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          Recap: Last night's winning Lotto numbers

          The Lotto draw took place last night. In case you missed the results, here they are:

          The winning numbers were: 06, 13, 14 20, 45 and 52

          Meanwhile, the bonus ball was: 54.

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          Callie Rogers campaigns

          Callie is now campaigning for the government to raise the age limit for the National Lottery.

          Gambling is now more popular among children than skateboarding and campaigners believe an age limit of 16 entices young people into a habit of betting.

          Callie feels she was too young to cope with the pressure and wants to stop other kids going through the same problems she faced.

          She told the Mirror: “You are only a 16, with all that responsibility. At that age, you can get the best advice ever. But you are not in a position to listen. I was too young.

          “I suffer from such bad anxiety when I am going to meet new people. It preys on my mind, what a new partner’s family will think of me, or even new friends. I still get abuse just because of who I am.”

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          Number 27 most likely to help punter scoop a jackpot

          National Lottery ball number 27 is the most likely to help punters win a jackpot, researchers say.

          It has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years.

          The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

          That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

          The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

          The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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          Top tips for playing the lottery

          Have you ever wondered the secrets to winning big in the lottery? Is it pure luck or is there a system to it…?

          1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
          2. On scratchcards, try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
          3. Mix up your numbers.
          4. Even it out – Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
          5. Split from the crowd, so don’t play patterns.
          6. Apparently, you should avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
          7. Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.

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