Published: 10:36, 13 January 2022
| Updated: 16:06, 13 January 2022
A man from Kent has become a millionaire after winning the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw, on New Year's Eve.
The mystery winner, known only as Mr. W, won a whopping £1,000,000 and plans to use his winnings for home improvements.
The lucky winner also matched two main numbers in the draw to win a further £2.90.
Mr. W, who played a Lucky Dip via The National Lottery app, has become one of over eight million players that win each week on The National Lottery’s range of games.
EuroMillions Millionaire Maker guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw but the special draw on December, 31, 2021, saw 10 lucky UK millionaires made in one night.
Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Massive congratulations to Mr. W, he has certainly started 2022 with a bang!
"He can now look forward to making fantastic home improvements with his new-found fortune.”
Players can buy tickets in retail outlets, play online at national-lottery.co.uk or by downloading the National Lottery app.
Playing online via the website or app means that tickets are automatically checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize.
Retail tickets can also be scanned on the National Lottery app to check if they're a winner.
At national-lottery.co.uk, players can buy tickets for all of The National Lottery’s draw-based games including EuroMillions, Lotto, Set For Life and Thunderball.
Once players have registered and set up an account, there are also a range of online Instant Win Games to play.
For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket creating a millionaire in every draw.
By playing any National Lottery game, players generate more than £30M each week for National Lottery-funded projects.
This money helps support everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through to helping our nation’s athletes win medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
To date, over £43 billion has been raised for National Lottery Good Causes, with more than 635,000 individual grants awarded.
Thanks to National Lottery players, over £1 billion is being used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
That includes over £600 million in funding support from the National Lottery Community Fund which is being used to help groups best placed to support people and communities through the crisis.