A MYSTERY East Lothian has scooped half a million pounds in the Lottery.

Known only as Mr. M from East Lothian, he banked the top prize on Thunderball without ever touching a ticket.

The lucky man scooped a life-changing £500,000 in the Thunderball draw on Wednesday, September 27.

Mr. M played Thunderball through national-lottery.co.uk

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Huge congratulations to Mr. M for winning this fantastic prize without even touching a ticket.

"After a few simple clicks he has banked a life-changing prize.

"With many people leading busy lives, playing online is becoming increasingly popular. It means you can make sure your lucky numbers are always in the draw and your ticket is always checked.”