The UK’s Set For Life game offers a £3.6 million prize, split into annuity payments of £10,000 each month for 30 years! With good odds and low entry price, it's no surprise that the game has become as popular as it is today.
|Match 5 + Life Ball||0||
for 30 Years
for 1 Year
|Match 4 + Life Ball||23||£250|
|Match 3 + Life Ball||829||£30|
|Match 2 + Life Ball||11,960||£10|
Next Jackpot: £10,000/Month for 30 Years
The latest UK Set For Life result for Thursday is shown above in ascending order and consists of the five main numbers plus the all-important Life Ball. The Division 1 top prize is won by matching all six numbers. You can win £5 for matching two numbers in any Set For Life draw.
You can view previous results for both the Monday and Thursday Set For Life draws below. The most recent draws are shown first, with the 10 latest draws being displayed in total. As all lottery prizes in the UK are valid for 180 days, any prizes won in the draws listed can still be claimed.
Did you know? Set For Life UK draws take place live at 8pm every Monday and Thursday, with a broadcast available on Youtube. Prize breakdown information is usually available around one hour later after verification has taken place.
Playing Set For Life is very easy, regardless of whether you play online or in-store.
You first need to select your five main numbers (from a pool of 1-47) and a Life Ball number (from a separate pool of 1-10). If you don’t want to pick your own numbers, you can opt for a Lucky Dip/Quick Pick that will automatically generate your numbers for you. You can repeat this step up to seven times on a single ticket.
Next, you’ll need to select which draw day(s) you would like to participate in. Draws take place every Monday and Thursday night (avoiding Lotto, EuroMillions and Thunderball draws). When filling out your playslip, you can select one of the draws, or both. At this point you can also select how many weeks in advance you would like to play for; 1, 2, 3 or 4.
Once you are happy with the numbers and draws that you have chosen, all that’s left to do is to pay for your ticket (£1.50 per entry) and wait for the draw. If you play online, you will automatically be notified of any wins. If you play in-store, you can check the results on this page from 8pm onwards on a Monday and Thursday to check your numbers. Alternatively, take your ticket to any lottery retailer in the UK where they will be able to scan it and inform you of any wins.
The hot Set For Life numbers – those that have been drawn the most often since the game began – are shown here. The main numbers and Life Ball are drawn from separate pools so are listed separately.
Please note that these numbers can change after any given draw, depending on the frequencies of the numbers drawn. This data automatically updates every Monday and Thursday night.
The numbers that have been drawn the least often since the game began are also shown, with the Life Ball displayed separately as it is drawn from a different machine.
These numbers are simply statistical and there is no guarantee that the outcome of any statistical analysis will mean that a specific number will be drawn more or less often.
Using a combination of both hot and cold numbers, as well as the numbers that have been drawn the most often when the Division 1 top prize has been won, the following prediction for the next Set For Life draw has been generated.
The Life Ball is drawn from a separate machine on the night, so will always be shown separately.
There is no guarantee that any prediction shown is going to win you a prize, as the outcome of any lottery draw is completely random. It is, in theory possible that five consecutive numbers could be drawn.
Many players opt to select dates based on birthdays, anniversaries or other special and meaningful occasions. While this can make it easier to remember your numbers if you play regularly, there is a chance that you may miss out if you win a larger prize.
When players typically select numbers based on dates of the calendar month, this restricts the numbers you choose from to the range of 1-31. In Set For Life, for example, the main ball pool itself ranges from 1-47. So if you were to select only numbers from 1-31, you would miss out on selecting any numbers from 32-47 and therefore potentially miss out if any (or all) numbers drawn are above 31.
This also means that while you could select all your numbers below 31 based on dates or even numerical patterns, it is more likely that you would end up having to share the jackpot with other players that have selected the same numbers, if they are all drawn.
In each draw, you can win one of eight possible prizes, ranging from £5 for matching two numbers, up to the Division 1 prize of £10,000 per month for 30 years if you manage to match all five main numbers and the Life Ball.
To win, you must match at least two of the main numbers; there is no prize for matching one main number or one main number plus the Life Ball. The prize breakdown table below shows the divisions, prize amounts and the approximate odds of winning:
|Division||Matched Numbers||Odds of Winning||Prize Per Winner|
|8||2 main numbers||1 in 15||£5.00|
|7||2 main numbers + Life Ball||1 in 134||£10.00|
|6||3 main numbers||1 in 198||£20.00|
|5||3 main numbers + Life Ball||1 in 1,782||£30.00|
|4||4 main numbers||1 in 8,116||£50.00|
|3||4 main numbers + Life Ball||1 in 73,045||£250.00|
|2||5 main numbers||1 in 1,704,377||£10,000/month for 1 year*|
|1||5 main numbers + Life Ball||1 in 15,339,390||£10,000/month for 30 years*|
Your approximate chances of winning a prize in the UK Set For Life are 1 in 12.4
*The Division 1 and Division 2 prizes are capped at different amounts. The Division 1 pool is £16 million for any given draw, while the Division 2 pool is £2 million in any given draw.
It is possible for there to be five Division 1 winners in any given Set For Life draw before prize capping comes into effect and the prize per winner reduces. The table below shows the prize that each winner would receive based on there being 1-10 winners in a draw:
|Number of Division 1 Winners||Total Amount Per Winner||Monthly Payout Over 30 Years|
As you can see, once more than five players win the top prize in the same draw, the total prize that is allocated to each winner begins to drop, as does the monthly payout amount over the 30 year period. It is highly unlikely that this many players would win the Division 1 prize in the same draw, however it is entirely possible. At the time of writing, there has not yet been a requirement for the prize cap to be enforced in any Set For Life draw.