Did you buy a Thunderball ticket last month in Northamptonshire? It could have won you £500,000

Clock is ticking for the lucky winner to get their cash

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 3:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 3:46 pm

Time to check the bottom kitchen drawer, down the back of the sofa, empty the bins — someone, somewhere in Northamptonshire could have a winning Lotto ticket worth £500,000.

The amazing top prize from the Thunderball draw nearly two weeks ago is still unclaimed and organisers Camelot confirmed the winning ticket was bought somewhere in our county.

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery said, “We’re desperate to find this mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings, this amazing prize could really make a huge difference to somebody’s life.

“We’re encouraging all National Lottery players to check their tickets online on the National Lottery app or website, or in their local store. You can scan your retail draw-based game tickets on the National Lottery app to see if you’ve won a prize.”

“Try checking in the pockets of clothing, in wallets, bags and down the back of the sofa. We have the champagne on ice and our fingers crossed that the lucky winner comes forward to claim their win.”

September 29's winning Thunderball numbers were 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 and the Thunderball was two. The lucky ticket-holder has until 28 March 2021 to claim their prize BUT only if they can find their ticket.

Anyone not in possession of their ticket, for whatever reason, but who believes they have a genuine claim can still make a claim in writing to Camelot — but must do it within 30 days of the draw.

Organisers are still waiting for the £500,000 winner to come forward

If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the 180-day deadline, then the cash plus all the interest it has generated goes to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.

Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600million is being used by charities and organisations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak across the arts, community and charity, heritage, education, environment and sport sectors.

This includes up to £300million in funding support from the National Lottery Community Fund which is being used to help groups best placed to support people and communities through the crisis — from helping support food banks to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, support for the elderly and projects that aid health in the community.