Set For Life results LIVE: Winning National Lottery numbers REVEALED with £3.6m jackpot up for grabs

TONIGHT'S Set For Life draw returned last night, offering Brits a chance to win £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

In the twice weekly game, 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.

Thursday's winning numbers were 19 22, 33, 42 and 44, while the Life Ball was 03.

Meanwhile, a £15 million jackpot is up for grabs in Saturday's Christmas Day Lotto draw after no-one scooped the prize in Wednesday's game.

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

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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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    Dad’s pocket money led to freak win

    A hospital visit to see her father, led lucky Libby Elliot, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to win £2,169,664 on the lottery.

    Shortly before leaving, he gave his grandchildren pocket money and “two pounds pocket money” to his daughter too.

    In 2013, Libby, then 57, told the Daily Record: “On a whim, I put it on the Lucky Dip on my way home.”

    The next day, her dad couldn’t believe the news and was amazed that Libby was in hospital with him rather than planning ways to spend her cash. 

    She recalled him saying: “Look at you, you’re a multi-millionaire and yet you’re sitting here beside me.”

    Libby said that memory “still makes me cry” and since then her life has changed drastically.

    She went on to lose 11 stone and went “travelling the world on dream trips – from Jerusalem to Route 66 to Buenos Aires”.

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    Won twice in same draw after ‘forgetting’ ticket

    Derek and Dawn Ladner, from Redruth, Cornwall, were thrilled when the same six numbers they used every week finally came up in the midweek lottery draw.

    They initially claimed £479,142 from the £2,395,710 jackpot due to bagging the top prize with five other winners.

    However, a week later Derek, then 57, was in for quite the shock when he found a second lottery ticket in his pocket. 

    It was from that same winning draw and thanks to his forgetfulness – when he bet twice with the same lucky numbers – their winnings increased to £958,284.

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    Bingo win just before Nan death

    At an attempt to take the family’s mind off the death of her beloved Nan, one woman went to her local bingo and won £50,000.

    SHOCKED at having won such a large sun, the woman from Middlesbrough said that she felt her “nana was watching over her.”

    24-year-old Rebecca, who works for the NHS as a Radiographer was just after finishing a night shift when she was informed of her Nana’s passing.

    “I received a phone call off my mam that Sunday morning to say that nana had passed away. She had been in hospital for four days as she was poorly for a while and then she got Covid” she said.

    Het nana Winnie, was mum to Rebeccas’s father Barry. Barry was called in to see his mother the night before she passed, it was then that he first told her about Rebecca’s recent engagement.

    Read the full story.

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    Rule shake up means have to be 18 for scratch cards

    A major rules shake-up to National Lottery tickets and scratch card will change who is able to buy tickets from October this year.

    Those feeling lucky now have to be over 18 to play, as the minimum age goes up from 16 to 18.

    That means it is illegal for any retailer to sell these goods to anyone under the age of 18 – and will apply to favourite games like Lotto and the EuroMillions.

    The new rules come into effect from today after being announced as part of a major crackdown on gambling laws last year.

    Online sales of lottery tickets and scratch cards have already been banned – this came into force in April this year.

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    ‘Mr Sensible’ also bought a SECOND-HAND car as first purchase

    Steve and Lenka Thomas’ first purchase was a second-hand VW van for window fitter Steve and Volvo XC90 for Lenka.

    Friends also say they are baffled that the pair and their three children still seem in no rush to move, despite their two teenage sons sharing a bedroom.

    “I can’t think of anything they’ve bought,” they said.

    “Steve bought a VW van but even that was second-hand.”

    Another friend added: “They could have anywhere in the world.

    “They could go and live the life of the jet-set.”

    After winning the EuroMillions jackpot Steve, who fits windows and conservatories, continued to work to complete his outstanding orders.

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    Lotto winner dubbed ‘Mr Sensible’

    Millonaire Lotto builder Steve Thomson has been dubbed “Mr Sensible” by pals after investing a chunk of his £105million win with the Queen’s bank – and looks set for another mega payout.

    The former white van man and wife Lenka put “tens of millions” into a trust with Her Majesty’s favoured firm Coutts & Co following his 2019 EuroMillions win.

    A £30million investment could see the Thomsons bag a staggering £90million over the next 20 years – almost as much as their original win. 

    The millions of pounds invested in the couple’s two separate trusts are invested in stocks, shares and property.

    Friends have dubbed Steve, originally from Selsey, West Sussex, “Mr Sensible” for not squandering his lottery cash unlike some infamous winners.

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    Business as usual for one millionaire

    Winning £1m was sheer luck for Jamie Heavens, who purchased a Millionaire Riches Scratch card after watching a customer in front of him do it.

    After leaving the petrol station, he pulled into a layby to scratch it off and was gobsmacked when he won.

    However, hardworking Jamie, from Bournemouth, had no intention of quitting his day job.

    Jamie told the Mirror: “It was 7.30 in the morning and I still had a day’s shift ahead… I won a million pounds and earned another £100 for my shift.”

    After that the roofer and his fiance Danielle spent £25,000 on a lavish wedding with “a band, a videographer and a massive marquee”.

    He bought a business but feels rather happy about his new job, adding: “I still work but now I’m my own boss!”

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    Set For Life numbers REVEALED

    Tonight's Set For Life numbers have been released.

    Thursday's winning numbers are 19 22, 33, 42 and 44.

    The Life Ball is 03.

    Are you a winner?

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    Set For Life in 15 minutes time

    The Set For life draw returns in 15 minutes time.

    We will reveal the numbers shortly after 8pm.

    Good luck!

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    The man who won the lottery seven times

    American man, Richard Lustig, is the only person in the world who has won the lottery seven times.

    In an interview with ABC News, Lustig explained that his method wass to re-invest all of his winnings back into the lottery, and also recommended using hand-picked sequential numbers, as well as using the same numbers repeatedly.

    Lustig’s total wins amount to a value of $1,052,205.58, which is about £766,736.95.

    • Win 1: January 1993 (scratch-off ticket) – $10,000
    • Win 2: August 1997 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $13,696.03
    • Win 3: June 2000 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – $3,594.66
    • Win 4: October 2001 (“scratch-off ticket “2nd chance drawing”) – valued at $4,966
    • Win 5: January 2002 (Florida Mega Money) – $842,152.91
    • Win 6: November 25, 2008 (Florida Fantasy 5) $73,658.06
    • Win 7: August 9, 2010 (Florida Fantasy 5) – $98,992.92

    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

    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.”

      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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