A mystery Essex Euromillions winner has scooped £76,000 without ever touching a ticket.

The lucky man – known only as Mr M – won the life changing amount after matching five main numbers and one lucky star number on the Euromillions draw last Tuesday.

Mr M, who chose to remain anonymous, plans to settle into retirement debt free after winning £76,384.

He played a personal selection of numbers based on birthdays online.

Andy Carter Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “Huge congratulations to Mr. M for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket.

“After a few simple clicks he has become over seventy-six thousand pounds better off.

“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.