THE National Lottery Set For Life game gives winners the chance of getting £10,000 a month – but only two people have bagged the jackpot so far.
When the National Lottery announced the Set For Life game in March 2019, Brits were overjoyed.
Punters could be in on a chance of winning £10,000 a month for 30 years.
Launched as a way of providing guaranteed income rather than a one-off prize, it literally aims to set you up for life.
And costing just £1.50 to enter, it’s no wonder why it caused so much excitement.
But four months after the game was launched some punters have been wondering if anyone has actually won the jackpot.
One Twitter user said: “This is absolutely conning the British people.
“This is a proper scam nobody win jackpot in any game of national lottery.
“This is not set for life this should be renamed as s**t for life as it bring only shit to players life.”
There have been 38 Set For Life Drags so far – but only two people have won the jackpot.
It took 19 draws before anyone scooped the top prize.
Two lucky winners scooped the jackpot due to the “super chance” rule, meaning it went to people on the rank below matching five numbers.
The two players who won matched five numbers, but no Life Ball.
Usually you have to match all five main numbers plus the Life Ball to win.
The odds of winning this, according to the National Lottery website, is 15,339,390-1.
The prizes are fixed, so it doesn’t matter how many people play – you win the same amount for matching a certain number of balls.
For a usual lottery draw, when no one wins the money, it will roll over to the next draw.
But this doesn’t happen when there is a fixed prize – so what happens?
Like what happened on May 23, Camelot will make it easier to win.
As for the rest of the money, Lottery operator Camelot explained to Mirror Money how, on average, 54.4% of the sales are made available to paid out in prizes.
Also, 40% is returned to society through tax or goes to good causes.
No one has scooped the top prize since the winners in May – but there are other prizes which are easier to win.
The second prize of £10,000 every month for one year.
There are other small prizes too, ranging from £5 to £250 for matching at least two main numbers.
One in every 15 people will win a fiver, so the odds of winning a small price is quite high.