Thunderball Results – The Thunderball lottery game is a game offered by the National Lottery in the UK. The Thunderball draw started in June 1999, as an option to the primary Lotto attract occurring on Saturday in the UK, with the Wednesday draw being included October 2002. The significant changes for Thunderball came in May 2010 when the aftereffects of a major redo saw the quantity of balls expanding from 34 to 39, the jackpot being multiplied to £500,000, and a Friday draw introduced.
Thunderball has fixed jackpots of £500,000 four times in a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday).
Thunderball touts itself as the best chance to win £500,000 is because of the odds. The odds of winning the £500,000 jackpot are approximately 1-in-3.9-million. When compared to other lotto games that the National Lottery offers, like EuroMillions for example, the odds of winning Thunderball are quite decent.
There are other prizes available to be won too. If you, at least, match the Thunderball number and any other number, you win a prize. Other than the jackpot, the other prizes range from £5 to £5000. The odds of winning any prize are approximately 1-in-18.2.
|Balls Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5 numbers + Thunderball||£500,000||1 in 8,060,598|
|5 numbers||£5,000||1 in 620,046|
|4 numbers + Thunderball||£250||1 in 47,416|
|4 numbers||£100||1 in 3,648|
|3 numbers + Thunderball||£20||1 in 1,437|
|3 numbers||£10||1 in 111|
|2 numbers + Thunderball||£10||1 in 135|
|1 number + Thunderball||£5||1 in 35|
|Thunderball only||£3||1 in 29|
|Approx. Overall Odds of Winning:||1 in 13|
|Name||Draw Days||Draw Time||Price|
|Thunderball||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday||19:00:00||£1.00|
|Main Numbers||Minimum||Maximum||Bonus Numbers|
|Bonus Minimum||Bonus Maximum||Draw Type||Draw Method|
|1||14||Number Select||Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine|