A man from Hertfordshire is "set for life" after winning a total of £3.6 million thanks to the National Lottery.

The mystery man, known only as Mr. G, won the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years after matching the five main numbers and the Life Ball in the Set For Life draw on February 29.

He plans to use his winnings to buy a new car, a new house and to treat his family.

The Hertfordshire local, who played a Lucky Dip via the National Lottery app, has become one of more than eight million players that win each week on The National Lottery’s range of games.

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

"This is seriously fantastic news for Mr. G - who really is 'Set For Life' with this life-changing prize coming his way every month for the next 30 years," said Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery.

"He can now look forward to a new home and car, whilst also treating his family. Huge congratulations."

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.

Players can win everything from the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years, to the second 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.