• Site URL:
    national-lottery.co.uk
  • Days Played:
    Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

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UK Thunderball Review

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UK Thunderball Review

UK Thunderball is popular, no doubt about it! Why, you may ask? Well, it features a spectacular jackpot and some pretty wonderful opportunities for players to try. It’s not a bold claim to say that UK Thunderball is one of the best lotteries because a player can win a prize of up to £500,000 by buying a 1 pound lottery ticket.

The first UK Thunderball draw was held on June 12, 1999. Now Thunderball drawings take place three times a week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. On Wednesday and Friday, the draw takes place at 10:35pm GMT. On Saturday, the Thunderball draw is broadcast live on TV at 7:30pm GMT. Every Thunderball draw is broadcast live on BBC One to ensure transparency.

When it comes to rules, playing UK Thunderball is simple. A player needs to match the five drawn numbers, as well as the Thunderball numbers to win the Thunderball jackpot. Thunderball makes use of what’s known as a dual matrix of 5 out of 39 and 1 out of 14 and a gamer has to have some luck in order to get all winning numbers correct.

UK National Lotteries jackpots are paid out as tax-free lump sums, regardless of the amount that a player has won. That’s another wonderful feature that makes Thunderball worth a try.

In terms of rules, there are a few additional (and important) things to keep in mind. You have to claim your prize up to 6 months after the date of the respective drawing.

This is all you need to know about one of the UK’s most exciting lotteries. The rules are simple, the jackpots are high and the ticket prices are far from unbearable. These are just some of the characteristics that make Thunderball popular among people from all parts of the world. Give it a try today! Who knows, it may be your lucky opportunity.

How to Play UK Thunderball

UK Thunderball requires a player to match five main numbers in the range from 1 to39 and one Thunderball number in order to win the Thunderball jackpot. The ticket cost is only 1 pound. Prizes may also be won by just matching the main numbers. Thunderball drawings take place thrice every week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The draws are telecast live on BBC One.

UK Thunderball Rules

Playing UK Thunderball is simple. All that you have to do is choose five numbers in the range from 1 to 39 and an additional Thunderball in the range from 1 to 14. You can either pick numbers that have emotional significance or you can opt for a randomly created selection.

Each UK Thunderball ticket enables you to play up to seven lines at a time. Players can buy up to 10 individual tickets for the respective drawing. Each entry comes at a modest cost of a single pound.

Thunderball ticket sales take place every single day. One thing to keep in mind is that in the days of drawings, ticket sales are finalized approximately 30 minutes before the numbers are drawn live on TV.

The UK Thunderball tickets can be bought from authorized vendors in the UK and online. All players have to be 16 or older, in order to have the legal right to participate in UK lotteries. Some of the lotteries available in the UK are also open to participation by international players.

The Odds of Winning UK Thunderball

The odds of winning the UK Thunderball jackpot are 1 in 8,060,598. This is slightly better than what some of the other major lotteries across the world have to offer. The odds of getting five correct numbers (without the Thunderball) are 1 in 650,046.

A lowest prize tier is available for matching just one Thunderball number. As you’ve probably guessed already, the odds of accomplishing that are pretty good – 1 in 29. The odds of winning any Thunderball prize are 1 in 13. Needless to say, these are impressive statistics, making it possible for thousands of people to become (at least a little bit) richer every single week.

Numbers Matched Thunderball Prize Odds of Winning
5 Numbers YES £500,000 1 in 8,060,598
5 Numbers NO £5,000 1 in 620,046
4 Numbers YES £250 1 in 47,415
4 Numbers NO £100 1 in 3,647
3 Numbers YES £20 1 in 1,437
3 Numbers NO £10 1 in 111
2 Numbers YES £10 1 in 135
1 Number YES £5 1 in 35
0 Numbers YES £3 1 in 29

UK Thunderball Prize Breakdown

In addition to UK Thunderball lottery jackpot, you can win the low tier prizes ranging from £3 to £500,000.

The official UK Thunderball website suggests that 52 percent of the money generated through ticket purchases will go to the prize pool. The rest of the money will be donated to good causes. If you need yet another reason to give Thunderball a try, you couldn’t ask for anything better.

Going back to the prizes now, there’s a minimum guaranteed jackpot of 500,000 pounds. This is a good improvement that was introduced in May 2010. Prior to that, the jackpot was solely 250,000 pounds (which was still exciting, taking into consideration the fact that the ticket costs just one pound).

The second prize tier is awarded to the individuals that have five correct numbers minus the Thunderball. The amount is 5,000 pounds. All in all, there are nine opportunities to win a prize. The lowest tier is for getting solely the Thunderball correct. It will produce a three-pound prize, which is still higher than the cost of the ticket!

Numbers Matched Thunderball Prize
5 Numbers YES £500,000
5 Numbers NO £5,000
4 Numbers YES £250
4 Numbers NO £100
3 Numbers YES £20
3 Numbers NO £10
2 Numbers YES £10
1 Number YES £5
0 Numbers YES £3

UK Thunderball Winning Numbers

UK Thunderball is a 5 + 1 number lottery game. To win £500,000 UK Thunderball jackpot, you have to match 5 main numbers and 1 bonus number. Here are the UK Thunderball winning numbers for 22-05-2019 GMT:

11 15 25 32 34 10

UK Thunderball Past Results and Winning Numbers

The UK Thunderball result archive contains the results from 12-06-1999 GMT up to the last ones. You only need to select the right date from the list.

DRAW DATE (GMT): WINNING NUMBERS:
Yesterday, Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 21:00 11 15 25 32 34 10
Tuesday 21st May 2019, 21:00 01 07 09 14 31 08
Saturday 18th May 2019, 21:00 09 15 16 30 34 08
Friday 17th May 2019, 21:00 05 09 21 24 34 08
Wednesday 15th May 2019, 21:00 06 15 17 26 27 08
Tuesday 14th May 2019, 21:00 10 12 13 19 30 06
Saturday 11th May 2019, 21:00 12 17 27 28 30 05
Friday 10th May 2019, 21:00 06 11 18 30 31 03
Wednesday 8th May 2019, 21:00 12 13 23 28 38 06
Tuesday 7th May 2019, 21:00 04 19 20 22 29 03

UK Thunderball Prizes

The UK Thunderball features 9 prize divisions. To win any prize in UK Thunderball, you have to match 1 number. Chances to hit the UK Thunderball jackpot are 1: 8,060,598. To see all the UK Thunderball odds, go to the REVIEW tab.

Divisions Match Payout per Winner
1 Prize 5 + Thunderball £0
2 Prize 5 £0
3 Prize 4 + Thunderball £250
4 Prize 4 £100
5 Prize 3 + Thunderball £20
6 Prize 3 £10
7 Prize 2 + Thunderball £10
8 Prize 1 + Thunderball £5
9 Prize 0 + Thunderball £3

UK Thunderball Hot and Cold Numbers

UK Thunderball hot numbers are the lottery numbers that appear the most in drawings. UK Thunderball cold numbers are the numbers that appear infrequently. Some lotto players choose them specifically because of the frequency, believing that their reappearance in UK Thunderball results is only a matter of time, while others stay clear.

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COLD NUMBERS

UK Thunderball Jackpot History

The jackpot history tool will enable you to see the changes in the biggest UK Thunderball jackpots over time. Use the data to carry out analysis, comparisons and predictions for the next UK Thunderball jackpot.

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UK Thunderball Number Generator

The UK Thunderball generator provides FREE lucky numbers for UK Thunderball draws. All you need to do is to enter your name, your birth date, and the day of the draw you plan to participate in.

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