Thunderball Jackpot & Prizes – Chances of Winning

Thunderball is one of the United Kingdom’s national lotteries. This lottery is not the largest in the country, but it has millions of devoted fans who attend every draw. Thunderball is run by the British Camelot Group and is fully licenced and regulated by the Gambling Commission. The first Thunderball drawing took place on June 12, 1999.

A large portion of the money spent on Thunderball is donated to “good causes” in the United Kingdom.

Lottery players in the United Kingdom can purchase Thunderball tickets at their local lottery retailer. They are widely available, even in grocery stores and post offices.

At LottoPark our players from the UK and from other countries can play Thunderball online whenever they want. On our website, Thunderball tickets are available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. When you want to play – just register at LottoPark and select your numbers to win Thunderball prizes in the nearest draw.

The draw of Thunderball results and winning numbers takes place every Tuesday and Saturday at 8.15 p.m. and every Wednesday and Friday at 8.00 p.m. local time in London, UK.

Let’s find out more about Thunderball prizes and the odds of winning.

Latest Result (Jul 2, 2022, 8:15 PM)

Latest Result (Jul 2, 2022, 8:15 PM)
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Country Schedule Guess Range
Country UK Schedule Tuesday 7:15 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Tuesday 8:15 PM GMT+1
Wednesday 7:15 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Wednesday 8:15 PM GMT+1
Friday 7:15 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Friday 8:15 PM GMT+1
Saturday 7:15 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Saturday 8:15 PM GMT+1
Guess Range 5/39 + 1/14
Latest Result (Jul 2, 2022, 8:15 PM): Latest Result (Jul 2, 2022, 8:15 PM)
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Thunderball prizes & jackpot

British Thunderball is a lottery without a traditional jackpot that can grow if no players hit it in the draw. It means that Thunderball prizes are predetermined, and a player knows exactly how much he can win by matching 5 basic numbers and a Thunderball number, or by matching fewer numbers.

The top Thunderball prize is £500,000 for matching all six winning numbers (5 plus one “Thunderball” number). Because the top prize is not shared, every single player who wins the first tier of Thunderball prizes receives a handsome sum of £ 500,000!

The odds of winning Thunderball top prize are 1 in 8,060,598.

Lower-tier Thunderball prizes are also worth a look. A lucky player wins £ 5,000 for matching five basic numbers. The odds of winning second-tier prizes are one in 620,046. The lowest tier prize is £ 3 and is awarded for matching only a Thunderball number.

The overall odds of winning any of Thunderball prizes are 1 in 13.

In the table below you can easily check all the information about Thunderball prizes and odds of winning.

Rules of claiming Thunderball prizes

Thunderball prizes are paid in one lump sum and are tax-free in the UK. We advise our players to research the tax laws in their country of residence.

All Thunderball winners must claim their prizes within 180 days of the draw. So, if you play the lottery the old-fashioned way, with a paper lottery ticket, you have 180 days to collect your winnings.

At LottoPark, we immediately transfer Thunderball prizes of up to $ 2,500 (based on the current exchange rate) to the lucky player’s account on our website. Winnings of more than $ 2,500 necessitate an individual procedure.

Thunderball lottery fun facts

Initially, the Thunderball draw was only held on Saturdays. A few years later, an organised lottery decided to add a Wednesday draw. Since May 2010, Friday’s draw has taken place. Finally, in January of 2018, the Tuesday draw was added.

Prior to May 9, 2010, a player had to choose 5 numbers from a range of 1 to 34, and there was no prize for matching only a Thunderball number. The top Thunderball prize was £ 250,000 in cash.

All Thunderball players who participate in order to win prizes help a local community. A large portion of the proceeds from the sale of lottery tickets are intended to support charitable and social programmes, such as UK sports, heritage, education, and health causes.

If you want to check other lottery games – click here and check our list of online lotteries with the greatest chances of winning and the most impressive jackpots.

Tier Match
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Prize Chance to win
Prize #1I Match
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5 + 1
Prize : £500,000 Chance to win : 1 in 8,060,598
Prize #2II Match
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5 + 0
Prize : £5,000 Chance to win : 1 in 620,046
Prize #3III Match
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4 + 1
Prize : £250 Chance to win : 1 in 47,416
Prize #4IV Match
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4 + 0
Prize : £100 Chance to win : 1 in 3,648
Prize #5V Match
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3 + 1
Prize : £20 Chance to win : 1 in 1,437
Prize #6VI Match
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3 + 0
Prize : £10 Chance to win : 1 in 111
Prize #7VII Match
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2 + 1
Prize : £10 Chance to win : 1 in 135
Prize #8VIII Match
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1 + 1
Prize : £5 Chance to win : 1 in 35
Prize #9IX Match
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0 + 1
Prize : £3 Chance to win : 1 in 29
Overall chances of winning any prize : 1 in 13

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