West Sussex man scoops major National Lottery win

A West Sussex man is celebrating after scooping a major win on the National Lottery.
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The lucky winner – known only as Mr V – has won £10,000 a month for a year after matching the five main numbers in the lottery’s ‘Set For Life’ draw on New Year’s Day.

The mystery winner is using his winnings to pay off his mortgage and take a holiday.

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The lucky man, who played a selection of random numbers via the National Lottery app, has become one of over eight million players that win each week on The National Lottery’s range of games.

A West Sussex man has won £10,000 a month for a year on the National LotteryA West Sussex man has won £10,000 a month for a year on the National Lottery
A West Sussex man has won £10,000 a month for a year on the National Lottery

Interactive winners have an opportunity to release their name, remain anonymous or – like this winner – release some details through partial publicity.

National Lottery senior winners’ advisor Andy Carter said: “Wow, what an incredible way to kick off the new year! Fantastic news for Mr V who can now look forward to receiving £10,000 every month for a year, paying off his mortgage and going on a lovely holiday.”

Players can buy tickets in retail outlets, play online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app. Playing online via the website or app means that players’ tickets are automatically checked, and they get an email notification if they win a prize.

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Players can also scan their retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if they’ve won.

At national-lottery.co.uk, players can buy tickets for all of The National Lottery’s draw-based games including Set For Life, Lotto, EuroMillions and Thunderball.

The Set For Life game costs £1.50 per line and is drawn every Monday and Thursday.

By playing any National Lottery game, players generate £30m each week for National Lottery-funded projects. The money helps fund projects across the nation.

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‘Set For Life’ is a draw-based game. Players pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10, for the chance to win fixed prizes – with everything from a top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years, to the 2nd prize of £10,000 a month for one year and £5 for matching just two main numbers.