Lancashire lady and her dog are ‘Set for Life’ thanks to massive National Lottery win

A mystery woman, known only as Mrs. R from Lancashire, has won £10,000 a month for 30 years on The National Lottery after matching the five main numbers plus the Life Ball in the Set For Life draw on Thursday August 19.

By James Reader
Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 2:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 2:36 pm
Mrs R. from Lancashire is set to receive £10,000 for the next 30 years
Mrs R. from Lancashire is set to receive £10,000 for the next 30 years

The lucky lady plans to treat her family (and the dog!) with the win, including a new toothbrush and a new bed for the pup.

The Lancashire resident, who played a personal selection of sentimental numbers via the National Lottery website, has become one of over eight million players that win each week on The National Lottery’s range of games. Interactive winners have the opportunity to release their name, remain anonymous or like this winner, release some details through partial publicity.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “What amazing news for Mrs. R after winning this fantastic prize. Her dog can look forward to sleeping sound in its new bed and her family can look forward to many more treats over the next 30 years!

“We’re encouraging everyone to check their tickets online at or by downloading the National Lottery app, and to buy or check their tickets in retail in line with government guidance. Playing online via the website or app means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you're a winner.”

Set For Life is a draw-based game from The National Lottery. You 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 the 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. The Set For Life game costs £1.50 per line and is drawn every Monday and Thursday.

Camelot said that by playing any National Lottery game, players generate an average of £36m each week for National Lottery-funded projects. This money helps support everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through to helping our nation’s athletes win Olympic and Paralympic gold medals. To date, over £43bn has been raised and distributed to National Lottery Good Causes through more than 635,000 individual grants.

Thanks to National Lottery players, over £1.2bn is being used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, which includes over £600m in funding support from the National Lottery Community Fund which is being used to help groups best placed to support people and communities through the crisis.