Two mystery EuroMillions winners from Hampshire with the same initials for their surnames have won the same life-changing prize, just weeks apart.

The two men, both known as Mr W, have become millionaires after scooping a whopping £1,000,000 prize each in two separate EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draws in January.

The first Mr W, who played a personal selection of random numbers via the National Lottery website, scooped the prize in the draw on Friday, January 12. The lucky winner also banked an additional £4.30 after matching two main numbers and one Lucky Star number. 

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

Just two weeks later, in the EuroMillions draw on Friday, January 26, another lucky Mr W banked the same £1,000,000 prize. He plans to pay off his debts and book a holiday with his winnings.

These latest Hampshire winners have become two 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 these winners, release some details through partial publicity.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “What incredible news for these two lucky winners, becoming millionaires overnight. The same initials for their surnames, in the same area, winning the same prize just weeks apart - what are the chances?! Hampshire is clearly a very lucky area for our EuroMillions players.”

Players can buy tickets in retail outlets, play online at 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. 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 £30 million 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.