Teenage Lifeguard Wins Big Set For Life Prize
A 17-year-old apprentice lifeguard has revealed how she had to be reminded that she had won Set For Life. Harmony Dawes, from Brighton in East Sussex, had thought she had been dreaming about the prize.
It was Harmony’s father who initially told her she was a winner - rushing into her room in the middle of the night to say she had matched the winning numbers in the draw on 26th March.
At the breakfast table the next morning, she seemed unaware of what had happened. She had matched all five main numbers - only missing out on the Life Ball - to win £10,000 every month for a year.
Recalling the moment she found out she had won, she said that her dad had to tell her again at breakfast. “I’m not sure how I’d forgotten dad bursting into my room in the early hours of Friday morning screaming that I’d won the lottery, but it really felt like a dream,” she said.
“In fact, even now it’s been confirmed, it still feels like a dream. Every time I think about my win I’m waiting for someone to tell me it’s one big joke. It’s ridiculous, this sort of thing doesn’t happen to people like me. Then again, maybe it does.”
Upbeat At A Tough Time
Harmony has recently been furloughed from her lifeguard apprenticeship and was thrilled to get some fantastic news at such a difficult time. She explained that it had helped to put smiles on the faces of everyone in her family during the coronavirus lockdown.
She said: “My mum is a key worker, working with Brighton’s homeless, so I know how lucky I am to have a safe place to live during lockdown, but it’s still tough to keep positive.
“Although we can’t do much with the win at the moment, just knowing something good has happened has made those around me happier and a little more upbeat and that’s got to be a good thing.”
Harmony had picked her own numbers for the draw. They were all personally significant as they were related to her uncle – who died before she was born. She said: “Maybe this is him giving us all something to look forward to when we’ve all got through this.”
Harmony has already had a couple of ideas about what she might do with the money. She plans to take her family on holiday as soon as the current travel restrictions have been lifted, while she also hopes to buy a horse.
Set For Life was created to appeal to young players such as Harmony, as it offers a top prize of £10,000 a year for 30 years – effectively guaranteeing an impressive income for three decades. The second prize, won by Harmony, also provides financial security for a year.
There are eight prize tiers in total. Draws take place every Monday and Thursday at 8:00pm. Check out the latest Set For Life Results straight after every draw.Published: Tuesday 14th April 2020
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