Lotto winners scoop £100,000 online

TWO Essex residents have scooped more than £100,000 between them while playing the Lotto online, it has emerged.

Danielle Nuttall

TWO Essex residents have scooped more than £100,000 between them while playing the Lotto online, it has emerged.

The lucky winners, known only as Mr C and Mr W from Essex, both matched five numbers and the bonus ball in their respective Lotto draws - without ever touching a ticket.

Mr C scooped £55,639 on February 9 while Mr W bagged £56,236 on March 19.

Both winners were playing on National-Lottery.co.uk which allows people to play without needing to check numbers or worry about losing their tickets.

They join other online winners from Essex, including Mr M, who scooped £70,092 on the Lotto in January and Mrs W, who banked £10,000 every birthday for the next 10 years on the Birthday Bonus Instant Win Game in March.

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More than four million people win every week on The National Lottery's range of draw-based games and Scratchcards.

With more than three million users currently registered to play, the UK National Lottery is now the world's most successful interactive lottery.

Subscriptions can be set up at National-Lottery.co.uk, by post or telephone, and by playing online and paying by continuous Direct Debit, players will never miss out on enter-ing the Lotto and Thundercall draws.

A National Lottery spokesperson said: “Many congratulations to Mr C and Mr W, they have become winners by barely lifting a finger; in fact they need not have got out of bed in order to win these massive prizes.

“If you play interactively through National-Lottery.co.uk, Sky Active or Play By Text or set up a subscription, it couldn't be any easier - we not only check your numbers for you but we even let you know if you've won.”