A MYSTERY Essex Lotto winner - known only as Mr W - has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket.

The lucky man scooped the life-changing £1m prize by matching five main numbers and the bonus ball in the Lotto draw. on Saturday, December 8.

Mr W who chose his lucky numbers via a Lucky Dip, played Lotto through online and has become one of more than eight million players who win each week on a range National Lottery games.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Huge congratulations to Mr W for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket – after a few simple clicks he has become a millionaire.

“With many people leading busy lives, playing online is becoming increasingly popular. It means you can make sure your lucky numbers are always in the draw and your ticket is always checked.”

Go to national-lottery.co.uk to play.