ONE lucky Lottery player is a millionaire thanks to a Bournemouth convenience store – but their identity remains a closely guarded secret.

Ian Brough, who owns Madison's convenience store in Bearwood, was stunned to receive a letter from the National Lottery telling him his shop had sold a winning lottery ticket and created a millionaire.

Ian, who has recently rebranded his shop as Madison's in honour of his three-and-a-half year-old daughter, phoned Camelot and was assured the letter was genuine but they couldn't give him any further details of the lucky winner.

He said: "My feeling is that someone has won the millionaire mega draw after buying a ticket from the shop and I reckon it must be pretty recently.

"But I have no idea who it might be. Everyone who buys a ticket always says they'll get me a drink if they win but no-one's been in here celebrating or offering to share it with me!

"It's a really great feeling to know someone has won that kind of money by buying a ticket from us. It's a lot of money for someone, especially with the way the world is at the moment so I'm really pleased for them, whoever it is.

"We've only just changed the name of the shop and this feels like a great way to celebrate our new name and our re-brand. It's really good for the shop and good for local people to realise that you do get local winners.

"Camelot have sent me a poster which I'm going to get framed and put in the window. Hopefully that will draw a few more customers in and maybe we'll get another winner."

The £1million win is the latest in a number of Dorset lottery success stories. Last year the Echo reported how a mystery Poole man had scooped the UK's biggest ever scratchcard win – a whopping £4million.

The winning ticket was bought and played in the Spar shop in Ashley Cross. Other winners include Blandford taxi driver Malcolm Dennett, who won £111,000 on EuroMillions after buying a ticket from his "lucky shop" in Upton and Bournemouth grandmother Wendy Finch, who scooped £300,000 on a scratchcard.