A Dorset man has won big on a lottery game.

The anonymous winner known only as Mr C has won £10,000 a month for a year after matching the five main numbers in a Set For Life draw.

The lucky Dorset local, who played using a personal selection of random numbers online, has become one of over eight million players that win each week on The National Lottery’s range of games.

Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Huge congratulations to Mr C, who has banked a whopping £10,000 every month for an entire year. Big celebrations are definitely in order.”

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

Set For Life is a draw-based game from The National Lottery where players pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10, for the chance to win fixed prizes – with everything from the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years, to the 2nd prize of £10,000 a month for one year and £5 for matching just two main numbers.

The Set For Life game costs £1.50 per line and is drawn every Monday and Thursday.

By playing any National Lottery game, players generate £30M 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 –