A MYSTERY man from Somerset has scooped £10,000 a month for a year in a National Lottery game.

Identified only as Mr R, the lucky winner matched the five main numbers in the Set For Life draw on Thursday, November 21.

He played online via national-lottery.co.uk

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: "Huge congratulations to Mr R for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket.

"After a few simple clicks he can now look forward to receiving £10,000 every month for a year - one thing is for sure, it’ll be a year that he’ll never forget.

"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.

"Playing interactively couldn’t be easier - not only are your numbers checked for you but you are also notified when you have won, receiving the good news via an email that is delivered directly into your inbox."