National Lottery draw LATEST: £10k a month up for grabs in Set For Life jackpot ahead of Tuesday's EuroMillions

TONIGHT'S draw is the Set For Life which means that players can win £10k a month for the next 30 years.

You can play the draw every Monday and Thursday and you need to purchase your ticket by 7:30pm.

The winning numbers come out at 8pm on the National Lottery website or their YouTube channel.

Read our National Lottery live blog below for the latest updates…

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    HOW MANY LOTTERY TICKETS WERE SOLD IN THE LAST YEAR?

    From total ticket sales of £8,373.9 million in the year ending 31 March 2021:

    £1,887.5 million was raised for National Lottery projects
    £4,854.7 million was paid to players in prizes
    £1,004.8 million went to the Government in Lottery Duty
    £275.9 million was earned by retailers in commission

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    WHAT WAS THE FIRST HOUSE EUROMILLIONS WINNER JANE PARK BOUGHT?

    Jane Park was Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner when she scooped her £1million jackpot in 2013.

    The Edinburgh socialite moved out of the council house she shared with her mum after buying a three-bed home.

    Jane took pride in transforming it with dazzling décor, including flowers in many rooms, mirrored furniture, and coloured with cool greys and monochrome tones.

    With a fabulous, open plan kitchen complete with a lavish marble island, the cooking area lead to patio doors which opened into the garden.

    However she sold the house in 2016 to move back in with her mum after admitting she was lonely.

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    THE UNLUCKIEST LOTTERY WINNERS OF ALL TIME WHO MISSED OUT ON MILLIONS BECAUSE OF LOST TICKETS AND PAYMENT PROBLEMS

    That was the case for one young couple this week who missed out on the £182million Euromillions jackpot  when they realised their winning ticket payment hadn’t gone through.

    Rachel Kennedy, 19, and Liam McCrohan, 21, from Hertfordshire were “absolutely heartbroken” when they realised their usual numbers had come up, but they had won nothing.

    The couple, both students, had played the winning numbers of 6, 12, 22, 29, 33, 6 and 11 for five weeks in a row before all seven digits appeared in Friday’s draw.

    Rachel’s account was set up to automatically buy a Euromillions ticket with her usual numbers but because her account did not have the right funds, the ticket payment did not go through.

    “I called the number thinking that I had won £182million and they said ‘yeah you’ve got the right numbers but you didn’t have the funds in your account for the payment of the ticket so it didn’t actually go through’,” Rachel said.

    Read the article in full here.

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    WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

    In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

    • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
    • Sport – 20%
    • Arts – 20%
    • Heritage – 20%

    EXPLAINED: HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE MONEY?

    Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

    In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

    Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

    The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

    Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

    MONDAY NIGHT SET FOR LIFE DRAW

    The Set For Life draw is expected to take place at 8:00pm this evening.

    Each set of numbers you enter for this draw will cost you £1.50.

    All you need to do is pick five numbers between 1-47 as well as one Life Ball number between 1-10.

    The jackpot prize for matching all numbers is £10,000 every month for 30 years.

    The prize for just getting the five main numbers is £10,000 every month for 1 year.

    BOLTON’S DEAF COMMUNITY SAYS THANK YOU

    Charity worker reveals how the National Lottery funding helped transform his life.

    Imagine growing up unable to understand the people around you, and having no way of communicating except through gestures.

    This was the world Philip Bridge faced as a child after being born with a genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome, which left him profoundly Deaf.

    “My family didn’t know sign language, so they’d be talking to each other and I couldn’t join in,” Philip says. “Mum did her best to talk to me, but it was hard for us to understand each other. I wanted to get involved but felt left out.

    “I ended up playing on my own a lot – I was frustrated, and really struggled. I went to a mainstream school where making friends for me was difficult, so I’d just play football with the kid next door.”

    Philip, now 42, was 16 when he started to learn British Sign Language, which is when he began to blossom.

    “I was learning sign language at Bolton College when a friend recommended that I join the Bolton Deaf Society (BDS),” he says. “It was quite a shock for me at first, as I hadn’t had much connection with the Deaf community before, but it was fantastic to suddenly make friends. We’d go out as a group to pubs and other Deaf clubs and feel safer together.”

    LOTTERY CHANCES: SOME STAR SIGNS ARE LUCKIER THAN OTHERS

    Well, 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.

    HOW DID JOHN ROBERTS LOSE HIS MONEY?

    John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

    But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

    One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

    The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

    The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

    In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

    John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

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      EXPLAINED: HOW LONG DO WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZE MONEY?

      Winners from different countries have different deadlines to claim their prize.

      In Austria, winners have a whole three years to claim the prize before it is returned to the lottery and used to fund boosted prizes.

      Belgian winners, on the other hand, only have around 140 days before the money is returned to the Belgian National Lottery.

      The least amount of time to snap up the jackpot goes to France and Luxembourg.

      Winners from Ireland, Portugal and Spain all have around 90 days to tell the world they’ve won.

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      NATIONAL LOTTERY WEEKLY TIMETABLE

      Here’s a timetable for all UK lottery games including Lotto, EuroMillions and Set For Life.

      There is a draw 6 nights a week.

      However, there are no draws on Sundays.

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      SATURDAY’S WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS

      Saturday’s winning numbers were 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball was 39.

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      WHERE DOES THE MONEY RAISED BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY GO

      In the year ending 31 March 2021, the funds were shared as follows:

      • Health, education, environment and charitable causes – 40%
      • Sport – 20%
      • Arts – 20%
      • Heritage – 20%

      WHAT ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR WINNING THE LOTTERY?

      Obviously, there is no way to predict the winning numbers in the lottery. Each draw is completely random.

      But there are ways to increase your odds.

      Firstly, select the right game. The lottery could mean one of several games – each with different odds and jackpots.

      Playing a game with smaller odds gives you a better chance of winning.

      Secondly, buy more tickets. This sounds obvious, but there are several ways to do this.

      Aside from simply splashing out more yourself, one way of increasing your odds of winning is to join a syndicate or pool.

      This could be made up of friends, family, colleagues or even strangers – it doesn’t matter.

      A syndicate or pool is a group of people who purchase a set number of tickets and agree to share any prizes out equally, whoever wins.

      WHO IS 1994 LOTTERY WINNER LEE RYAN AND WHERE IS HE NOW?

      Ex-jailbird Lee Ryan scooped the £6.5million jackpot just 17 weeks after the lottery was launched on November 14 1994. He made headlines when it emerged he was accused of handling stolen cars and was imprisoned for 18 months after his huge payout.

      Lee then spent a decade living the high life and splashed his car on luxury cars, a helicopter and a £2million mansion.

      But Lee ended up penniless, spent two years living on the street and shacked up in a tiny flat in London he shared with homeless pals.

      “The money was cursed because I took the p**s out of God when I asked him to make me a multimillionaire. My cellmate warned me to be careful what I wished for,” he said.

      Lee ended up splitting with Karen Taylor, his girlfriend of eight years, and moved to London where he met a 25-year-old from Kyrgyzstan.

      They took an ill-fated trip to the Central Asian country where Lee attempted to invest the last of his winnings in property.

      But he returned empty-handed, claiming to have been stitched up by investors following the Kyrgyzstan revolution in 2010.

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        THE BIGGEST LOTTO WINNERS IN HISTORY

        • £1.308 billion (Powerball) on January 13 2016 in the US, for which three winning tickets were sold, remains history’s biggest lottery prize
        • £1.267 billion (Mega Million) a winner from South Carolina took their time to come forward to claim their prize in March 2019 not long before the April deadline
        • £633.76 million (Powerball draw) from a winner from Wisconsin
        • £625.76 million (Powerball) Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts claimed the jackpot in August 2017
        • £575.53 million (Powerball) A lucky pair of winners scooped the jackpot in Iowa and New York in October 2018

        WHAT NUMBERS DO MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE?

        A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

        Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

        This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

        They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers.

        WHAT NUMBERS DO MOST PEOPLE CHOOSE?

        A lot of people doing the EuroMillions pick a lucky dip to get their numbers.

        Lottoland advises that people should avoid popular numbers, like 1-31, as people tend to opt for their birth date.

        This means if these numbers come up more people will have them and the winning amount will be divided between more people.

        They also suggest avoidance of a sequence of numbers.

        SATURDAY’S WINNING LOTTO NUMBERS

        Saturday’s winning numbers were 13, 52, 2, 54, 42, 38 and the bonus ball was 39.

        OBLIVIOUS WOMAN HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS CARRYING £28MILLION WINNING LOTTERY TICKET IN HER PURSE FOR WEEKS

        The 45-year-old, who has not been named, was the sole winner of the draw in Germany on June 9, Lotto Bayern said.

        She told reporters that she continued to “carelessly” carry her new found fortune around despite correctly guessing the seven fields on the lottery ticket last month.

        She has now vowed to never play the lottery again adding that she now has “more than enough for my husband, my daughter and me.”

        MUM WINS LOTTO JACKPOT JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER SHE STARTED BUYING TICKETS

        A young mother who only started playing lottery games three weeks ago has won $300,000 on the lottery.

        The mum from Sydney scooped the whopping cash prize after buying a ticket for the Lotto Strike draw.

        She had only played the lotto a few times before her $302,379 (£162,000) win and was stunned when an official confirmed the prize.

        She said: “I only started playing about three weeks ago. I’ve been playing a few games and thought I’d give Lotto Strike a go.

        “You think your chances of winning are small – you don’t expect to win!”

        The mother used a combination of birth dates and special numbers to pick her lucky numbers.

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          MONDAY NIGHT SET FOR LIFE DRAW

          The Set For Life draw is expected to take place at 8:00pm this evening.

          Each set of numbers you enter for this draw will cost you £1.50.

          All you need to do is pick five numbers between 1-47 as well as one Life Ball number between 1-10.

          The jackpot prize for matching all numbers is £10,000 every month for 30 years.

          The prize for just getting the five main numbers is £10,000 every month for 1 year.

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          BOLTON’S DEAF COMMUNITY SAYS THANK YOU

          Charity worker reveals how the National Lottery funding helped transform his life.

          Imagine growing up unable to understand the people around you, and having no way of communicating except through gestures.

          This was the world Philip Bridge faced as a child after being born with a genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome, which left him profoundly Deaf.

          “My family didn’t know sign language, so they’d be talking to each other and I couldn’t join in,” Philip says. “Mum did her best to talk to me, but it was hard for us to understand each other. I wanted to get involved but felt left out.

          “I ended up playing on my own a lot – I was frustrated, and really struggled. I went to a mainstream school where making friends for me was difficult, so I’d just play football with the kid next door.”

          Philip, now 42, was 16 when he started to learn British Sign Language, which is when he began to blossom.

          “I was learning sign language at Bolton College when a friend recommended that I join the Bolton Deaf Society (BDS),” he says. “It was quite a shock for me at first, as I hadn’t had much connection with the Deaf community before, but it was fantastic to suddenly make friends. We’d go out as a group to pubs and other Deaf clubs and feel safer together.”

        • [email protected]

          LOTTERY CHANCES: SOME STAR SIGNS ARE LUCKIER THAN OTHERS

          Well, 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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          HOW DID JOHN ROBERTS LOSE HIS MONEY?

          John Roberts, from Edinburgh, won a massive £3.1million back in 1998.

          But just three years later the security guard was penniless after blowing his money on cars, houses and luxury holidays.

          One of his first big buys was a massive Tudor mansion in Blackpool, which he moved his wife, Linda, and five children into.

          The five-bedroom detached home was worth around £160,000 when he bought it – and was a far cry from their council flat in Pilton, Edinburgh.

          The seaside house was called Balmoral, after the couple’s favourite Scottish beauty spot.

          In 2001, John moved out of the home and moved in with his cousin. At that time, it was worth £250,000

          John is now rumoured to be living on handouts from friends and family after his marriage fell apart, and was said to be living in a caravan at one time.

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