A MYSTERY man from the Borders has become a millionaire.

The lucky winner, known only as Mr M from Peeblesshire, scooped the life-changing prize of £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw after playing online on Tuesday, July 24.

Mr M, who works as a site manager, admitted his first purchase as a newly-minted millionaire was a Chinese meal. He plans to use his windfall to pay off his mortgage and buy a new car.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery said: “Huge congratulations to Mr. M for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket – after a few simple clicks he has become a millionaire.

“With many people leading busy lives, playing online is becoming increasingly popular. It means you can make sure your lucky numbers are always in the draw and your ticket is always checked.”

Interactive winners have the opportunity to release their name, remain anonymous or like this winner, release some details through partial publicity.