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Milton Keynes Car Park Attendant Hits Thunderball Jackpot

Last Updated: Friday 25th November 2016, 10:48 am

A man from Milton Keynes has hit the Thunderball jackpot just months after he first started playing the game — and he believes his mother’s ghost may have had a hand in it.

William Cushion, a 55-year-old car park attendant, matched all five numbers plus the Thunderball in the Saturday, 19 November Thunderball draw to claim the top prize of £500,000. The winning numbers in the draw were 3, 6, 15, 26, 38 and the Thunderball 10.

Cushion, who lost his mother precisely five years to the day that he discovered he’d won the sizeable sum, said that he feels she may have somehow played a part in the windfall.

“This win will bring so much joy for me, my dad and those closest to me, and with it coinciding with the day mum died, I can’t help thinking she’s behind this life-changing dose of luck,” he said. “I’m sure Mum had a hand in it because recently Dad has been really worried about my housing situation after he has gone. Now he doesn’t need to worry and that’s a huge weight off both our minds.”

Not only did Mr Cushion’s win come on a very significant date, but he says that he has only been playing Thunderball, the thrice weekly lottery, for a couple of months. Now, having already handed in his notice at work, Mr Cushion is jetting off to Thailand for a bit of rest and relaxation before returning to the UK to make plans for how to use the rest of his money.

“While my decision to leave work may appear rash, I’m a very considered person and I fully intend to plan wisely for the future with this amazing win,” the lucky man said. “I’ve always said that if I won the lottery it would be a step up for me and that I would never step back down, so I will enjoy it but be careful along the way.”

Thunderball guarantees a top prize of £500,000 in every draw, and costs just £1 per play. To learn more about this exciting game and to put yourself in the running for tonight’s draw, visit our dedicated Thunderball page.

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