U.K. - Thunderball
The UK Thunderball Lottery is the second most popular lotto game in the region. While the top prize is not as large as some other lotteries the odds are better than most which makes it a quick and exciting game to try out. Prizes are awarded in a tax-free lump sum so get your Thunderball lottery tickets now!
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Thunderball runs on a fairly straightforward double matrix system of 5/39 and 1/14. This means players must select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 39, then another number from 1 to 14. The second number is called the Thunderball. To be the big jackpot winner all six numbers must match, but other prizes are awarded for matching less than six numbers. There are nine ways to win in total and the odds of hitting the big jackpot are 1 in 8.06 million. The odds of winning a second tier prize are 1 in 650 thousand and the odds of taking home any prize in the Thunderball lottery are only 1 in 12!
Lottery Security And Results
All lotteries in the United Kingdom are operated by The Camelot Group, which has been in charge since the lottery’s inception. The lotto is regulated by the UK Lottery Commission to maintain fair gaming policies. There are no record jackpots in the Thunderball Lottery because the main jackpot is always a straight half million pounds.
The first Thunderball lottery drawing took place on June 12, 1999, just four years after the National Lottery began. In the spring of 2010 the UK Thunderball matrix was changed from 5/34 and 1/14 to 5/39 and 1/14. To keep things interesting the prize was increased from 250,000 pounds to half a million. All lottery proceeds in the United Kingdom go toward a wide range of charitable programs from education to the Olympic games.
The United Kingdom Thunderball Lottery is played twice per week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Match five main numbers plus the Thunderball number and you are the big jackpot winner! A quick pick option is offered to make playing even easier so grab your tickets for this exciting British lotto game today!