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Mystery man 'Mr D' wins more than £220,000 in EuroMillions win

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: January 29, 2014

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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.

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  • Noblebranch  |  January 31 2014, 4:50PM

    At last my friends step mother has hit the jackpot, bless him!

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  • Tony248  |  January 30 2014, 11:26AM

    OOh! Get Mr. D's fingernails!

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  • Tony248  |  January 30 2014, 11:17AM

    Here's how these scammers work. 1. They put up a notice offering big rewards for little effort. 2. Victim goes on website and fills in application form. Name, address, e-mail address and bank details- "so we can send you your money"- and is told "we will be starting you soon". 3. A few days later, victim gets e mail. Apparently from their bank. Saying they think there is a problem with their online banking and asking them to go to a website to re-confirm their sign in details. 4. Because, unlike the usual phishing e mails, it is addressed personally to them and quotes sort code and account number, victim thinks it is genuine and complies. 5. Scammer has control of bank account and empties it. Most of these people are Russian as you can see from the poor way it's written. 99% won't fall for it, but from the 1% that do they get millions each year!

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  • rivierarover  |  January 29 2014, 3:49PM

    It's about time this newspaper moderated comments before posting, I'm sick of hearing about some idiots friends in the spam that continually appears here!!

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