Scarborough care worker wins £500,000

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A Scarborough care worker found that number 13 is lucky for some after scooping £500,000 on the National Lottery.

Eleanor Duckitt, 66, of Cayton, won the Thunderball top prize in Saturday night’s draw - with 13 as the Thunderball.

132126b'Scarborough lady Eleanor Duckitt with her cheque for �500,000 after her Thunderball lottery numbers came up.'Picture by Neil Silk'23/05/13

132126b'Scarborough lady Eleanor Duckitt with her cheque for �500,000 after her Thunderball lottery numbers came up.'Picture by Neil Silk'23/05/13

The mum of three and grandma of six - soon to be seven - says she can’t wait to treat her family.

Eleanor said: “It’s still sinking in - you just can’t get your head round it! I can’t explain it, it just doesn’t feel real.”

She is now planning a big family holiday so she can get away and have to time to think about what to do with her winnings.

Eleanor said that travel and helping out her family will definitely be on the cards.

She is also thinking about continuing her care work as she enjoys it so much.

The winning ticket was a lucky dip bought at Morrisons in Scarborough.

The numbers were 3, 5, 20, 23, 29 and the Thunderball was 13.