The UK Thunderball, which is based on the popular US Powerball model, is known for its impressive winning odds throughout the country.
The first UK Thunderball drawing took place in 12th June 1999, with draws initially held on Saturdays and Wednesdays. In May 2010, lottery officials amended the rules by adding five numbers to the original guess set (for a guess range of 1-39), as well as a ninth prize category for the Thunderball alone. The same year, the jackpot was doubled from a fixed prize of £250,000 to £500,000, and a third weekly draw was added on Fridays.
To play, select five numbers from a guess range of 1-39 and one additional number (the Thunderball) from a guess range of 1-14. The Thunderball enables players to win supplementary prizes and is necessary to complete the jackpot winning number selection.
The UK Thunderball is well-known for its impressive winning odds that guarantee 1 out of 29 players will be taking home the 9th prize category. The odds of winning the jackpot are some of the best in the world, and players keen to learn more can consult the winning odds chart located at the top of the page.