An Edwardstown man has today revealed he won $4.8 million after marking his Set for Life ticket with numbers that appeared to him in a vivid dream where he’d won the lottery.
The winner held the only division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2313, drawn Sunday 5 December 2021. He takes home the division one prize of $4.8 million, paid in instalments of $20,000 a month for 20 years.
Speaking with an official from The Lott this morning, the happy winner admitted he always had a feeling he’d win division one.
“I buy Set for Life tickets every week. It’s my favourite lottery game,” he shared.
“I was ducking in to get some groceries this morning when I thought I’d check my ticket.
“When I scanned the ticket, the prize amount wouldn’t come up, so I thought I must have won something good. I went straight to the head office then to find out exactly what it was.
“I couldn’t believe it when they told me I’d won division one! It’s so surreal.
“It’s an incredible win. This is life changing for me!
“I still work and so does my wife, but now we’ll be able cut back or even retire. It means we don’t have to work anymore if we don’t want to.
“We will help out our kids as well, and the rest we will use to really enjoy life.
“We won’t be worried about looking out for the sales or deals. We’ll be able to do and buy exactly what we want, when we want, which is just great.”
The Adelaide man admitted he now believed in premonitions following his multi-million-dollar win. “Now, this is going to be hard to believe, but years ago, I dreamt the numbers I mark my tickets with, and I’ve been using them ever since,” he explained.
“It was such a vivid dream, and in it, I used the numbers to play the lottery and then I won division one.
“It felt like a premonition. I’m not kidding! This isn’t made up. It really happened.
“It feels as though it was meant to be. It’s incredible.”
His winning marked 4-game entry was purchased at Adelaide City Central 7 Day, 33 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
The Adelaide City Central 7 Day team are thrilled for their winner and wish him all the best with his prize.
The winning numbers in Set for Life draw 2313 on Monday 6 December 2021 were 11, 1, 41, 43, 40, 44 and 42, while the supplementary numbers were 31 and 4.
Across Australia, there was one division one winning entry in Set for Life draw 2313 – one from South Australia.
This marks the 89th Set for Life division one winner nationally since the game began and the 10th Set for Life division one winner so far this financial year.
The Lott’s division one winning tally has now reached 199 so far this financial year, including 14 won by SA Lotteries customers.
In the 12 months to 30 June 2021, there were 16 Set for Life division one winners across Australia who will receive $76.8 million during the next 20 years.
By the end of FY21, $53.8 million in monthly payments of $20,000 had been paid to the 79 Set for Life division one winners across Australia since 2015.