Mystery Co Down man wins £1,000,000

A MYSTERY National Lottery player from Co Down has banked £1 million without ever touching a ticket.

Friday, 20th January 2012, 12:16 pm

He wants to be known only as Mr S from County Down and he was one of the 25 guaranteed millionaires created by the special EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw two days before Christmas.

The win follows the good fortune of a Mr T from County Antrim who was one of the 18 guaranteed millionaires created by the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on 25 November 2011.

All told, special EuroMillions Millionaire Raffles helped create 50 UK millionaires in the month leading up to Christmas.

EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle continues to guarantee to create a £1 million winner every Tuesday and Friday - in addition to multi-million pound jackpots. The jackpot for Friday’s (Jan 20) is estimated at £40 million.

The latest Northern Ireland millionaire becomes one of the 4 million plus winners each week on The National Lottery’s range of games. He was playing through one of the handy interactive channels - or Play by Text.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Well done to Mr S, he has banked this amazing prize with just a few simple clicks – he didn’t even have to pick up a ticket. If you play interactively we not only check your numbers but also let you know you have won – it couldn’t be easier.”

The National Lottery’s interactive channels, including, provide a simple and easy way to play, with no tickets to lose or need to check numbers. With just a few clicks you can have your regular numbers or a Lucky Dip in the draw and you can even set up an online subscription ensuring your numbers are always in it to win it. Interactive winners have the opportunity to release their name, remain anonymous or, like this winner, release some details through partial publicity. 

At, players can buy tickets for all of The National Lottery’s draw-based games, including Lotto, EuroMillions and Thunderball Once they have registered and set up an account at, they can also play a range of online Instant Win Games. They can also use the Play by Text service on their mobile phone to enter any of The National Lottery’s draw-based games.