A MYSTERY man from Cornwall known only as Mr. P, has scooped a whopping £1,000,000 prize in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw on Friday, January 12.

EuroMillions Millionaire Maker guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw but the special draw on January 12 saw 10 lucky UK millionaires made in one night. And lucky Mr. P was one of those very lucky winners.

The Cornish local who played a Lucky Dip, has become one of over eight million players that win each week on the National Lottery’s range of games. Interactive winners have the opportunity to release their name, remain anonymous or like this winner, release some details through partial publicity.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “What incredible news for Mr. P for winning this wonderful prize. He has become a million pounds richer overnight. Huge congratulations!”

Players can buy and check their tickets online by downloading the National Lottery app or at national-lottery.co.uk. Players can also buy and check tickets in retail. Playing online via the app or website means that your ticket is checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize. You can also scan your retail tickets on the National Lottery app to check if you're a winner.

By playing any National Lottery game, players generate £30M each week for National Lottery-funded projects. This money helps fund projects across the nation, with over 685,000 grants – supporting projects both big and small – having been made across the UK to date.