Lottery’s new prize: £10k for 30 years
A NEW lottery game has been launched which delivers the top prize in monthly payments over 30 years, rather than in one hit, offering ‘stability’ to the winner.
The National Lottery’s Set For Life game offers £10,000 per month for three decades if a ticket-holder matches all five main numbers and a Life Ball.
Lottery operator Camelot said it was the first “annuity” style draw-based game they had introduced in the UK, noting these games had proved popular overseas.
“It appeals to a different kind of player,” a spokesman said.
“There are a good number of people who like the stability of regular monthly payments.”
Camelot said the game could be particularly appealing to younger people, who might see it as a way to “upgrade” their lifestyle and try new things.
“They could really relate it to their bucket list of experiences they have,” the spokesman said.
“They could also relate it to their salaries. They could see how it could upgrade their current lifestyle.”
The top prize payments would not be adjusted for inflation over time but would be a fixed sum, Camelot said.