Mystery Leicestershire man bags National Lottery prize

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Mr P won big after matching five balls -Credit:askhamdesign

A mystery Leicestershire man is ‘set for life’ after a National Lottery win. The lucky Lotto man already has plans for his winnings and is one of many to have bagged a significant boost to their bank balance.

The mysterious player, known only as Mr P, is an IT operator from Leicestershire who matched the five main numbers in the Set For Life National Lottery draw which took place on Thursday, March 21. The win has secured him £10,000 a month for a year - a cool £120,000.

Mr P, who played by using the National Lottery app, became one of over eight million players that win each week on a National Lottery game. His year’s worth of winnings are now going towards a deposit on his first home.

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The Set For Life draw tasks players with picking five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10. This is all in the aim of winning one of the game’s fixed prizes, including the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years.

Leicestershire man Mr P secured the second prize of £10,000 a month for one year for matching all five numbers, while others players can win £5 for matching just two main numbers. The Set For Life game costs £1.50 per line and is drawn every Monday and Thursday.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “What incredible news for Mr. P. He can now look forward to receiving £10,000 every month for an entire year, and using the money on his first house deposit. Huge congratulations!”

Players of Set for Life and other Lotto games generate £30 million each week for National Lottery-funded projects. More information can be found on the National Lottery website.