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Mum Lands £10,000 A Month For 30 Years With National Lottery's Set For Life

Mum Lands £10,000 A Month For 30 Years With National Lottery's Set For Life

A mum has bagged herself a not-too-shabby £10,000 ($12k) every month for the next 30 years, having played the National lottery's new Set For Life game Life game - paying just £1.50 for her lucky dip.

Vicky Mitchell, from Halifax in West Yorkshire, decided to try her luck with Set For Life after a run of good luck with a couple of small wins.

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The administrative assistant won the big bucks on Monday 12 August, and now has plans to buy her own car and a bigger house.

Vicky Mitchell has won the top prize on the National Lottery's Set For Life. Credit: SWNS/National Lottery
Vicky Mitchell has won the top prize on the National Lottery's Set For Life. Credit: SWNS/National Lottery

She said: "In a million years you never think you'll win big, but this is life changing.

"Getting my own car so I don't have to share one or get the bus and moving to a bigger house with a nice garden are on the cards."

Vicky said she doesn't play The National Lottery regularly, but her run of luck began when she went away for a weekend.

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She explained: "I pick up Lucky Dips every now and then for whichever game I fancy. I was heading off to Skegness and so quickly thought to play online.

"I won £10 on Thunderball which was great and I used that win to buy a ticket for different draws across the next few days.

"I won again, this time £5 on Set For Life, so I put that back on various draws. It was the last ticket I bought with this win, a £1.50 Set For Life Lucky Dip for the Monday, that I won on and which has changed my life."

Vicky has won a not-too-shabby £10,000 ($12k) a month for the next 30 years. Credit: SWNS/National Lottery
Vicky has won a not-too-shabby £10,000 ($12k) a month for the next 30 years. Credit: SWNS/National Lottery

The mother of two was getting up early to make sure her eldest son got up for work when she got an email from The National Lottery, at first thinking it was another small win.

She said: "I was half asleep when I saw the email and thought 'great it's another fiver'. I couldn't work it out and see what I had actually won, it said I had to log on."

But once she logged in, Vicky was stunned to find that she'd really, really lucked out - and would continue to do so for the next three decades.

She continued: "I woke my partner, Adam, and shoved my phone in his face saying I'd won the lottery.

"He said, 'what a pound?' and I just shouted, 'no, look, look, look'. It was still early so we then had an agonising wait to call The National Lottery line to get it all confirmed."

Vicky has decided to relax on a pre-planned holiday to Spain to have a good think about her family's future, but has a few plans in the pipeline for the cash.

She said: "It's still sinking in but whereas before I would see a jumper for one of my sons and think I couldn't afford it I can now just buy it.

"I want to stay grounded but I know life is going to change."

She plans to buy a bigger house and her own car. Credit: SWNS/National Lottery
She plans to buy a bigger house and her own car. Credit: SWNS/National Lottery

She added: "Adam and I share a car which means I sometimes end up on the bus. Just having my own car will be amazing.

"I have always wanted to visit Budapest, as it is supposed to be very pretty, so a few city breaks will also go in the diary.

"My youngest son needs a bit bigger garden to boot his football about so we'll look for somewhere soon."

The National Lottery's Set For Life game costs £1.50 ($1.80) per line to play, with draws taking place every Monday and Thursday.

The top prize that people can win is £10,000 every month for the next 30 years, with five people having bagged the mega bucks since the game was launched and a further 56 who have banked £10,000 a month for a year.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS/National Lottery

Topics: National Lottery, uk news, News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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