The latest Thunderball numbers online. UK National Lottery Thunderball was developed based on the American Powerball lottery. They have much in common including structure and rules while UK’s version offers better winning odds. Thunderball was started up by UK National Lottery, the official national lottery operator, and is run by Camelot. The lottery's first draw was carried out on 12 June 1999, ever since offering players a guaranteed jackpot set at £500,000 (roughly $778,000). You are a devoted regular lottery player looking for the convenient checker of the latest Thunderball results, then our site is just what you need. Be first to find out the winning Thunderball numbers and the division of Thunderball prizes.
Checking the latest Thunderball results
National Lottery Thunderball results are as a rule available soon after the draws. Thunderball numbers are drawn on Wednesdays (at 10:30 p.m. GMT), on Friday (at 10:35 p.m. GMT) and on Saturday (at 20:30 p.m. GMT) at the lottery operator Camelot headquarters in London. The ticket sales close about 3 hours before the draws. Surely enough you may watch the draw on TV, read in the newspaper and go to the closest retail outlets to find out the winning Thunderball numbers. Still playing and checking National Lottery Thunderball results online is much easier. You don't even have to leave your home of office enjoying this lottery in a comfortable easy-chair with a cup of tea. Apart from the latest lottery results UK and winning numbers at our online page you can also find the division of prizes, study the historic and latest Thunderball results, statistics, rules, winning odds and the upcoming draw time.
The odds of winning the lottery's jackpot are estimated as 1 in about 8 mln (as opposed to 1 : 14,000,000 in UK Lotto, for example. ). The chances to win anything in this lotto game are estimated as 1 in 12. Naturally enough the smaller is the second prize the higher are the Thunderball odds. Still compared to other lotteries this lotto offers rather competitive winning odds producing many cash prize winners every week. Find below the game's winning chances depending on the matched combination where MN stands for the main winning Thunderball numbers and TB for the bonus Thunder Ball number.
5 MN + TB
1 : 8,060,598
1 : 620,046
4 MN + TB
1 : 47,415
1 : 3,647
3 MN + TB
1 : 1,437
1 : 111
2 MN + TB
1 : 135
1 MN + TB
1 : 35
1 : 29
Thunderball prizes and rules
There are totally 9 categories of Thunderball prizes including the jackpot and 8 secondary prizes. This British lottery uses a so-called double matrix 5/39 + 1/14. In other words playing this lottery requires choosing 5 main numbers from the guess range if 1 to 39 as well as the bonus number, the so-called Thunder Ball, from the guess range of 1 to 14. Winning the jackpot requires matching the 5 main numbers and the Thunder Ball. Winning any of Thunderball prizes requires matching just the Thunder Ball.
To make the numbers selection process easier and to save the player's time this lottery offers the “Lucky Dip” feature generating numbers for your entry lines automatically. The feature is similar to those used in UK Lotto, EuroMillions and the “Quick Pick” option applied in most American and Canadian lotto games.
In this way playing this lotto is easy, just get a ticket, check off or quick-pick the numbers and later visit out site to check National Lottery Thunderball results.
Hot & Cold Numbers
Another (more or less traditional) way to increase your chances of winning the top Thunderball prizes implies studying the National Lottery Thunderball results history. Still now Internet user may take advantage of the online statistics of the most frequently drawn winning Thunderball numbers. These are known as the hot numbers which means they appear in the draws most frequently. The hottest winning Thunderball numbers over the span of the last 5 years were 2, 6, 11, 18, 22, 30, 31 and 32. The advanced Thunderball results history statistics provides the most commonly drawn numbers in pairs (6, 8 or 10, 31), triplets (2, 15, 29 or 5, 7, 24), quadruplets (1, 25, 30, 31 or 3, 9, 19, 23) as well as corresponding consecutive combinations: pairs – 31, 32 or 3, 4; triplets – 11, 12, 13 or 30, 31, 32; quadruplets – 2-5, 42 or 8-11.
National Lottery Thunderball jackpot is a fixed amount of 500,000 pounds so that it is not rolled over to the next draw if there is no winner. The games' jackpots are paid out free of taxes in a single lump sum payment. The lottery winnings are to be claimed within 180 days from the draw date otherwise the winning entry will be canceled and the won money will be used for some good causes.
So do not miss your chance to become another lottery winner and improve your financial foothold. Play and check the latest Thunderball results online.