National Lottery Set for Life results LIVE – Winning numbers for Thursday January 13's massive £10k EVERY month draw

TONIGHT the Set For Life draw is back, with a chance of winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

The draw will be held tonight at 8:00pm, and you can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

In case you missed it, the National Lottery Lotto too place last night (Wednesday, January 12) and the Quadruple rollover is worth an estimated £9.2m

But sadly no- one bagged the top prize – but it DOES means the prize rollovers for a FIFTH time.

Saturday's "must-be-won" lottery jackpot is worth a life-changing £12 million after no-one won the top prize in Wednesday's draw.

Please gamble responsibly. And when the fun stops, stop.

Read our Lottery live blog below for the latest results and updates…

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    ‘NO guarantee money will buy happiness’

    Martyn and Kay Tott got the shock of their lives when they realised they’d won £3million back in 2001 – six months after buying the ticket.

    By the time they saw an appeal for the winner to come forward, they couldn’t find the ticket.

    After 45 agonising days of deliberating, Camelot told the devastated couple that they weren’t going to receive the cash.

    “Having that money taken away was torture,” Martyn told the Mail on Sunday.

    “For a long time I lost sight of who I was and what I believed in. But I can honestly say I’m glad I didn’t get the £3million now.

    “There is no guarantee it would have brought me happiness.”

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    Recap: Tonight’s draw

    Tonight is the Set For Life draw, meaning one lucky Brit will be in with the chance of winning £10,000 a month for the next 30 years.

    The draw will be held at 8:00pm, and the winning numbers will follow on our blog shortly after.

    You can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm.

    But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

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    This number has made 3,071 lotto appearances

    Number 27 has made more appearances than any other in 3,071 draws in the past ten years making it the best number to have in your row.

    The number came up 399 times in the UK National Lottery, Thunderball, EuroMillions and Irish Lotto.

    That is 141 more times than number 57, the unluckiest number, which was drawn just 258 times.

    The second luckiest is 54, which appeared 387 times. It was followed by 29, 42, 52 and 58 in joint third on 381 times.

    The next luckiest was number 20 with 378. Then came 23, with 372.

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    Top ten easiest lotteries

    1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
    2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
    3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
    4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
    5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
    6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
    7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
    8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
    9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
    10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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    Where does National Lottery money go?

    Around £30 million is raised every week by National Lottery players for good causes – so even if you don’t win some of the country’s most vulnerable do.

    Here are some of the organisations they work with:

    • Arts Council England
    • Sport England
    • BFI
    • UK Sport
    • Arts Council Of Wales
    • Sport Wales
    • Arts Council Of Northern Ireland

    Set For Life winner becomes full time ghost hunter

    A WOMAN who scooped £10,000 a month for 30 years on the National Lottery Set For Life quit her job to become a ghost hunter with her husband.

    Part-time paranormal investigator Laura Hoyle, 39, has decided to ditch her day job to pursue her spooky passion with Kirk Stevens, 37, after their big win.

    The 39-year-old is used to shocks – after realising she had landed the life-changing amount of money when she initially thought she had only won a fiver.

    Laura was able to immediately jack in her job at a logistics firm, after realising the cash could allow her to concentrate on her ghost-hunting hobby full-time.

    Read more here.

    Is the Set For Life worth playing?

    The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

    According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

    • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
    • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
    • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
    • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

    How to play Set For Life?

    To play Set For Life, you are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and one Life Ball from 1 to 10.

    Draws are held on Monday and Thursday evenings.

    You can buy Set For Life tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm.

    But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

    Explained: Tonight's draw

    You could get your hands on £10,000 every month for 30 years if you win tonights set for life draw.

    It is expected to take place at 8pm and the results will be revealed on our blog.

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      Last night's Thunderball numbers

      Just in case you missed the results of last night's draw, here are the winning numbers:

      Thunderball numbers were: 04, 07, 18, 26 and 31.

      The Thunderball itself was: 01.

      Check your tickets now as you could have won £500,000!

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      Recap: Last night's Winning Lotto numbers

      The results of Wednesday night’s Lotto draw were revealed at 8:00pm last night.

      Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 08, 21, 37, 39, 56 and 59.

      And the bonus ball was: 32.

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      Your chances of unlikely events

      Experts reveal chances of unlikely events – from death by shark to winning lottery.

      Number - crunching experts at cardchat.com have worked out the likelihood of some very unlikely events.

      • 1000 – 1 = Seeing a shooting star.
      • 37,500 in 1 = Being bitten by a snake.
      • 3,700,000 in 1 = Being killed by a shark.
      • 1,000,000,000,000 in 1 = Meeting your doppelganger.
      • 45,000,000 in 1 = Winning the lottery.
      • 500-1 = Being born with an extra toe.

      Read the article in full here.

      Lottery with the best odds UK

      The game with the best odds, in terms of winning the top prize, is the Thunderball.

      According to the National Lottery website, the odds of winning the jackpots are:

      • Lotto jackpot: 1 in 45,057,474.
      • EuroMillions jackpot: 1 in 139,838,160.
      • Set For Life top prize: 1 in 15,339,390.
      • Thunderball top prize: 1 in 8,060,598.

      ‘Being rich doesn’t make you a better person’

      A National Lottery winning dinner lady still lives in her council house, shops in Primark and drives a Kia despite bagging £1.8million.

      Trish Emson, 51, explained money or her millionaire status did not change her or her partner Graham Norton, also 51, who still works as a decorator.

      The down-to-earth pair have even managed to keep their teenage son Benjamin, 17, in check – and don’t even give him pocket money.

      The modest mum, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said: “Being rich doesn’t make you posh or a better person.

      “I don’t like showing off and bragging about money and I can’t be posh anyway.

      “To look at me you wouldn’t think I was a millionaire, but if I have to dress up I feel fake, I prefer my jeans,” she told The Mirror.

      The National Lottery’s ‘life coach’

      The National Lottery believes it is incredibly important to support winners with their mental health.

      Winners are also provided with a life coach to help them with the big decisions, whether that’s which country you holiday in next, what kind of supercar you treat yourself to.

      Lottery advisor, Andy Carter says: “People are actually going through an enormous change, they’ve had an enormous shock.

      “This is why winners are also given a life coach, which they can share with their whole families if they choose.

      “Winning the lottery gives you lots and lots of opportunity to do lots of fantastic stuff but it takes a bit of getting used to.”

      Winners have access to this financial, legal and wellbeing support for the rest of their lives too.

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        Mum-of-two stayed to finish shift after winning big on scratchcard

        A MUM of two stayed to finish her care home shift after finding out she had landed £1million on a lottery scratchcard.

        Stunned Sara Thomas, 26, asked colleagues to ring Camelot to check her jackpot was for real.

        She broke the news to partner Sean Warner, 28, who urged her to take the rest of the day off but she kept working.

        Sara, from Merthy r Tydfil, South Wales, said: “I was gobsmacked when I won.

        “When I told Sean, he said I should leave work for the day but we were short-staffed and I didn’t want to let the girls down so I stayed.

        “The rest of the day was a bit of a blur.”

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        Odds for easiest lotteries to win around the world

        1. FranceLoto – odds 1:5.99
        2. Swedish Lottery – odds 1:7
        3. Oz Lotto – odds 1:8
        4. Polish Mini Lotto – odds 1:8.5
        5. UK National Lottery – odds 1:9.3
        6. Spanish Lotto – odds 1:10
        7. Austria Lotto – odds 1:12
        8. Irish Lotto – odds 1:13
        9. Mega Millions Lottery – odds 1:24
        10. Powerball Lotto – odds 1:24.87
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        Explained: When was the first draw?

        The first National Lottery draw was held on November 19 1994 when seven winners shared a jackpot of £5,874,778.

        The largest amount ever to be won by a single ticket holder was £42million, won in 1996.

        Gareth Bull, a 49-year-old builder, won £41million in November, 2020 and ended up knocking down his bungalow to make way for a luxury manor house with a pool.

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        Some signs are luckier than others

        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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        ‘Life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won’

        Jane Park was just 17 when she bagged £1million in prize money after buying her first ever ticket, making her Britain’s youngest EuroMillions winner.

        At the time of her win, she was an admin temp earning £8-an-hour, and was living in a two-bedroom Edinburgh council flat she shared with her mum Linda.

        Jane is an avid football fan and supports Scottish Premier League side Hibernian.

        She has previously remarked that being a millionaire is stressful.

        Speaking to the Sunday People, she said: “I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

        “I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.

        “I wish I had no money most days.

        “I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’”

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        This is what REALLY happens when you win the lotto

        Lottery advisor, Andy Carter spills the beans.

        Day one – Your details then get passed on to Andy, who will then call you back to figure out the logistics.
        They will check your personal details, such as verifying your identity and your bank account details to get paid your winnings.

        Two days later – Once you’ve had a little time to think about how you will manage your winnings Andy will pay you a home visit.
        His team will triple check all your paperwork, making sure your ticket’s real and verify you are the person who bought the winning ticket.
        Afterwards, Andy will send the winning funds to whichever bank account you choose and the money will arrive in your account within two working days.

        Follow-up programme – The logistics of receiving your money is “just the start” of the long journey for Lottery winners. Two-or-so weeks after the millions have landed in your account, Andy sets up some meetings with legal and financial advisers to help you through.
        But on top of this continuous support, the National Lottery believes it is incredibly important to support winners with their mental health. Winners are also provided with a life coach to help them with the big decisions.

        Read the article in full here.

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        Explained: How long do winners have to claim their 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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        Helpful tips to help you win

        1. Avoid computer picks. It lowers your odds of winning.
        2. On scratchcards try buying 10 of one ticket instead of several different tickets.
        3. Mix it up – Never play all one-number groups.
        4. Don’t pick all odd or all even numbers.
        5. Don’t play patterns.
        6. Avoid anniversaries, birthday’s and dates.
        7. Don’t Copycat – Avoid playing winning numbers that have been drawn before, because every combination has a chance of coming up once every half a million drawings.
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        When hopes become reality

        Like many people who play the lottery, Patrick and Frances Connolly “always hoped” they would win but didn’t have high hopes.

        But two years ago, on New Year’s Day, they scooped £114,969,775 on the EuroMillions after playing every week for years. 

        When the couple, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, found out about the “life-changing” sum, they modestly celebrated with “a cup of tea and a hug”.

        They told ITV: “I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers too.

        “Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”

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        How the free Lucky Dips work

        If you match two numbers, it is easy to claim your free Lucky Dip.

        If you have bought your ticket from a store, simply take your entry to any National Lottery retailer within 180 days of the winning draw. You will then be given the choice over whether to receive your Lucky Dip for the next Wednesday or Saturday draw.

        When you win a Lucky Dip online, you will be notified by email and the Lucky Dip will be automatically entered into the next Lotto draw. You will then be given the chance to decide whether you would like any future Lucky Dips to be entered into the next draw, the next Wednesday draw or the next Saturday draw.

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