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Set For Life Super Chance Information

At certain points in the year, the National Lottery holds a special Set For Life draw called the Super Chance draw, which offers you a better chance of winning the top prize. The rules are largely the same as a normal Set For Life draw, but with a few key changes that could well be worth £10,000 a month.

In a regular Set For Life draw, you win the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years by matching five main numbers and the Life Ball. During a Super Chance draw, the top prize can be won not only by matching five main numbers and the Life Ball, but also by matching just five main numbers. This shortens the odds of winning the top prize from 1 in 15.3 million to 1 in 1.5 million, giving you a much larger chance of winning the jackpot.

Though the top prize is available to winners of the top two prize tiers during a Super Chance draw, the lower prize tiers remain unaffected. Here is a breakdown of the prize tiers for a Set For Life Super Chance draw:

Tier Prize Amount Odds of Winning
Match 5 + Life Ball £10,000 per month for 30 years* 1 in 15,339,390
Match 5 £10,000 per month for 30 years* 1 in 1,704,377
Match 4 + Life Ball £250 1 in 73,045
Match 4 £50 1 in 8,116
Match 3 + Life Ball £30 1 in 1,782
Match 3 £20 1 in 198
Match 2 + Life Ball £10 1 in 134
Match 2 £5 1 in 15
Overall odds of winning £10,000 a month for 30 years: 1 in 1,533,939 Overall odds of winning a prize: 1 in 12.4

Super Chance draws are scheduled at the National Lottery’s discretion and are announced a few weeks before they are due to take place. Entry is simple: just buy a ticket for Set For Life on the date that the Super Chance draw is due to go ahead. It costs no more than a ticket for a normal draw.

If no one wins the top prize in a Super Chance draw, either by matching five numbers or five numbers plus the Life Ball, the following Set For Life draw will also a be Super Chance draw. Although the prize money does not roll over, these special draws will continue to be held until at least one person wins £10,000 a month for 30 years.

Super Chance Draws are subject to prize capping, but the cap is set to £18 million, rather than the £16 million cap of standard draws. This means that, in the unlikely event that more than five people win the jackpot, £18 million will be divided evenly between all jackpot winners. Winners will have the opportunity to choose between receiving this amount as an annuity, or as a lump sum.