A MYSTERY EuroMillions winner from the Devon area has banked a massive prize without ever touching a ticket.
The lucky man, known only as Mr D, matched five main numbers and one lucky star to scoop £226,781.70.
He landed the cash after playing the EuroMillions draw online on Friday, January 3.
He has become one of over six million players that win each week on The National Lottery’s range of games.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Huge congratulations to Mr D for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket.
"What a fantastic way to start the New Year.
"With many people leading busy lives playing online is becoming increasingly popular, as through a few simple clicks players can make sure that they don’t miss out.”
Interactive winners have the opportunity to release their name, remain anonymous or like this winner, release some details through partial publicity.
A survey of lottery winners found that, surprisingly, many shun champagne and turn to tea to celebrate.
However, most soon adapt to their new found wealth with 82 per cent of big winners splurging on a new home, many with luxurious features such as walk–in wardrobes, pool tables and hot tubs.
Winners have also been keen to reduce household chores with many employing cleaners and gardeners.