Set For Life

Set For Life is an annuity game that gives you the opportunity to win payments of £10,000 every month for 30 years. It is the first ever annuity lottery to be made available in the UK, paying out its top two prizes in instalments rather than a one-off lump sum. Draws take place every Monday and Thursday. See the latest results today to find out if you are a winner.

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Latest Set For Life Results

Thu 18 Apr 2024
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No jackpot winners

Machine used: Excalibur 5

Ball set used: SFL9

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Prize breakdown

Match 2 Balls 142,892 winners £5
Match 2 plus Life Ball Balls 16,894 winners £10
Match 3 Balls 10,397 winners £20
Match 3 plus Life Ball Balls 1,251 winners £30
Match 4 Balls 247 winners £50
Match 4 plus Life Ball Balls 19 winners £250
Match 5 Balls 1 winner £10,000 A Month for One Year
Match 5 plus Life Ball Balls No winners £10,000 A Month for 30 Years

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Set For Life & Cash4Life Comparison

Cash4Life is an annuity lottery played in the US that has been popular for many years. It differs from Set For Life in several ways - the top prize in Cash4 Life is $1,000 a day for life or a lump sum payment of $7 million.

You have to pick from more numbers in Cash4Life, five from 1 to 60 and a Cash Ball from 1 to 4. This makes the odds of landing the jackpot better in the UK’s Set For Life. In Cash4Life, there are draws every day rather than just twice a week.

About Set For Life

The Set For Life lottery was launched in 2019 to give UK players a different sort of game to enjoy. Rather than playing for a one-off jackpot, Set For Life allows you to dream of winning a five-figure sum every month over a long period of time, giving you extra financial security. The prize adds up to £3.6 million over three decades.

Set For Life is a double-matrix game, so you have to select five main numbers from 1 to 47, plus a Life Ball from 1 to 10. There are eight Set For Life winning combinations.

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Prize Capping

All the prizes in Set For Life are fixed amounts, but there is a limit to how much can be paid out in total to jackpot winners. This cap is set at £16 million, which would require at least five players to match all the numbers. If this ever happens, each winner will be given the choice as to whether to receive their share of the £16 million as an annuity or a lump sum.

How to Play Set For Life in 3 Easy Steps

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Step 1:
Pick your numbers

You can choose your own numbers - five from 47 and a Life Ball from 1 to 10 or get a Quick Pick.

The Life Ball is drawn from a separate set of balls so you can select the same number twice.

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Step 2:
Choose which draws to enter

Decide whether to enter your numbers into the next Monday or Thursday draw.

Choose how many weeks in advance to play, up to a maximum of four, or leave blank if you just want to enter the next draw.

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Step 3:
Pay for your tickets

Make sure to buy your tickets before the cut-off time of 7:30pm on draw days. The cost to play Set For Life is £1.50 per play.

You can play Set For Life online or from authorised National Lottery retailers in the UK.

Set For Life Prizes

There are eight different prizes in Set For Life. As well as the jackpot, there is another annuity prize in the second category. If you match all five main numbers without the Life Ball, you will be rewarded with £10,000 every month for one year.

The table below shows all the Set For Life prizes and odds of winning.

Numbers Matched Prize Awarded Odds of Winning
5/5 main numbers + Life Ball £10,000 per month for 30 years 1 in 15,339,390
5/5 main numbers £10,000 per month for 1 year 1 in 1,704,377
4/5 main numbers + Life Ball £250 1 in 73,045
4/5 main numbers £50 1 in 8,116
3/5 main numbers + Life Ball £30 1 in 1,782
3/5 main numbers £10 1 in 198
2/5 main numbers + Life Ball £10 1 in 134
2/5 main numbers £5 1 in 15

Super Chance Draws

The National Lottery can announce Super Chance draws at any date, making it more likely to win the top prize. In these special draws, you also win £10,000 a month for 30 years if you match five main numbers without the Life Ball. The odds of winning the top prize therefore improve to 1 in 1,533,939. If the top prize is not won in a Super Chance draw, another Super Chance draw will be held in the next draw.

Frequently Asked Set For Life Questions

When are Set For Life draws?

Set For Life draws take place at 8:00pm on Monday and Thursday. The next draw will be held on Monday 22nd April.

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Can you take a lump sum if you win Set For Life?

There is no cash alternative to the annuity payouts. However, the National Lottery operator reserves the right to pay you a lump sum if it is deemed necessary for any reason. For example, if you are not a resident of the UK when you win, you will not be entitled to annuity payouts.

What happens to the money if someone dies?

If a winner dies before they have received all their payments, the rest of the money wil be paid to their estate as a one-off payment.

How many numbers do you need to win anything on Set For Life?

You must match at least two of the five main numbers to win a prize on Set For Life.