A MYSTERY winner is a million pounds richer after scooping a huge lottery windfall.

The lucky man, referred to only as Mr R from Cheshire, has become a millionaire after scooping a whopping £1million prize.

The cash haul was won in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw on Friday 1 December.

It has not been confirmed where in Cheshire the winning ticket was bought and claimed, and where in Cheshire the fortunate winner is from.

However, he has become one of more than 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: “Incredible news for Mr R for winning this fantastic prize.

“He has become a millionaire overnight – congratulations.”

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 your ticket is automatically checked, and you get an email notification if you win a prize.

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket, creating a millionaire in every draw.

Thanks to National Lottery players, £30million is generated every week for National Lottery-funded projects.

This money helps fund projects across the nation, with more than 685,000 grants having been made across the UK to date.