Half a million pound lottery win for mystery Bedfordshire man

Mystery winner scooped the top prize on Thunderball

Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:35 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 12:36 pm

A mystery winner, known only as Mr D from Bedfordshire, has won the top prize on Thunderball - scooping a life-changing £500,000 in the draw on Wednesday, 3 March.

He now plans to buy a new home and take a holiday - when it is safe to do so.

The Bedfordshire local, who played a personal selection of random numbers via the National Lottery app has become one of 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 this winner, release some details through partial publicity.

The mystery man won now plans to buy a house and take a holiday

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, said, “Huge congratulations to Mr D for winning this fantastic prize. After a few simple taps, he has banked half a million pounds and can look forward to buying a new home and going on holiday.”

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