This Morning: Dermot O'Leary interviews UK's biggest lottery winners
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The Set for Life draw could provide one lucky Briton with three decades of financial support from today. Tonight, the National Lottery splits from its usual lump-sum structure, but could potentially see people win much more. The draw commences in just over an hour, and has millions of pounds in total hanging in the balance.
Who won the Set for Life draw?
Set for Life promises monthly five-figure payouts rather than the traditional lone multi-million payout.
Winners claim £10,000 every month for 30 years, which amounts to approximately £3,600,000 in total, or £120,000 a year.
People will need five numbers and a “Life Ball” to win the jackpot tonight.
The time to apply has now passed, as the draw closed at 7.30pm.
National Lottery officials will announce the results soon, as they usually release winning numbers around 8.15pm.
Express.co.uk will post the results as they come tonight.
Entrants can win the jackpot or one of seven runners up, which could see people win similarly impressive prizes.
The following prizes are up for grabs tonight:
Five numbers and a life ball: £10,000 every month for 30 years
Five numbers: £10,000 every month for one year
Four numbers and the life ball: £250
Four numbers: £50
Three numbers and the life ball: £30
Three numbers: £20
Two numbers and the life ball: £10
Two numbers: £5
Today’s results will come just under a week after the National Lottery handed two lucky winners its biggest payout in history.
On May 19, the lottery organisers announced that Joe and Jess Thwaite from Gloucester had won £184,262,899.
They secured the sum from a EuroMillions draw on May 10, and won via the National Lottery app.
The couple disclosed their plans with the payout in an interview with the organisation.
Ms Thwaite said: “The win gives us time to dream which we haven’t had before.
“We’ve had one week to think about this and we now have time to share lots of experiences and go on adventures with our family and friends.”
Mr Thwaite added: “I have been working hard and then doing DIY on the house and you realise that you are missing out on family time. This win gives us time.
“From 5am each day we are chasing our tails until we go to bed. Just like any family, the diary is always full and the job list is long. We don’t have money for family days out or holidays and we want to use our good fortune to spend more time together making memories and going on adventures.”
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