A new lottery game is offering some ‘stability’ to the lucky winner by giving them a monthly allowance for three decades.
It might stop you leaving your job and buying that yacht you’ve always dreamed of but £10,000 a month for the next 30 years sounds pretty good, right?
The National Lottery’s ‘Set For Life’ is the first ‘annuity’ style game which have proved very popular overseas.
‘It appeals to a different kind of player,’ a Camelot 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.
Players will pick five numbers from one to 47 and a Life Ball from one to 10, with prizes beginning from £5 for matching two numbers.
If a player matches five numbers without the Life Ball, they win £10,000 per month for one year.
Major winners would be provided with individual legal and financial advice, including on what would happen if they died before the 30 years were up.
‘We hope no one dies after winning Set For Life,’ the spokesman said.
‘But they would be told the implications of what would happen.’
He said the remaining value of the annuity would go into the estate of the winner if they died.
The National Lottery, operated by Camelot, raises money for good causes and has delivered £39 billion in grants since launching in 1994.