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Thunderball is a lottery that takes place in the UK. The first Thunderball draw took place on the 12th June 1999 and back then, draws took place just once a week, on Saturdays. In October 2002, draws started taking place on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.The jackpot started out at £250,000, but was increased to £500,000 in May 2010. Later on in May 2010, the Friday draw was added, and another draw on Tuesdays started taking place in January 2018, increasing the total of weekly draws to 4.
At Lycalotto.com, we purchase Thunderball tickets and then we scan them and upload them on our website for you to bet on through a syndicate. A syndicate refers to a group of players who purchase lottery tickets together and share the winnings in proportion to the number of shares purchased by the syndicate members. The more shares you buy, the bigger your portion of the winnings will be!
You can join a syndicate on our Thunderball page by selecting the number of shares you wish to purchase and clicking ‘Add to Cart’ to finalise your transaction. You can select 5 numbers from 1-39 and 1 Thunderball from 1-14. Each share contains 21 lines - that’s 21 chances for your syndicate to win!
Don’t worry! We’ll send you an email to let you know if you win a Thunderball prize. You can also check the latest results on our Thunderball results page.
The Thunderball jackpot is fixed at an amount of £500,000.
Thunderball gives out 9 different prizes, and you can win just by matching the Thunderball! The value of each prize is fixed, including the jackpot. Check out the prize table below for more information:
|Match||Odds of Winning||Prize*|
|5 + Thunderball||1:8,060,598||£500,000|
|4 + Thunderball||1:47,416||£250|
|3 + Thunderball||1:1,437||£20|
|2 + Thunderball||1:135||£10|
|1 + Thunderball||1:35||£5|
* The amounts shown above have been taken from the official Thunderball prize breakdown. Lycalotto.com prize amounts are calculated in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.