UK Thunderball Predictions

£1 is all you need to change your fortunes in the UK Thunderball because for just a £1, you get a chance to win £500,000. The game was launched in the year 1999 and it is a relatively simple lottery which offers three opportunities of winning weekly because it has three weekly draws with quite favorable odds. In its initial stages, the UK Thunderball had only one weekly draw but two more draws were gradually introduced in 2002 and 2010 due to the popularity of the game. The odds of winning were further increased in the year 2010 when the selection pool size was increased from 34 to 39 but the good thing is that the jackpot was also doubled from £250,000 to £500,000. The UK Thunderball offers a total of nine prize tiers which basically means you have more opportunities of winning but you need to keep it in mind that the prizes are fixed.
How do you play the UK Thunderball?
The UK Thunderball is a 2 set lottery which uses the matrix 5/39 which means that when you are playing the UK Thunderball, you must select 5 numbers from a number range of 1 – 39, plus a thunderball which must be selected from a ThunderBall Set which has 14 balls numbered 1-14. You can manually select the numbers or you can use the ‘Lucky Dip’ option where numbers are randomly selected for you by a computer system. You will win the jackpot prize by matching all the numbers with the drawn ones, check out the fixed prizes for all 9 tiers;
Prize Tier      Prize
Jackpot         £500,000
2nd               £5,000
3rd                £250
4th                £100
5th                £20
6th                £10
7th                £10
8th                £5
9th                £3
When are the UK Thunderball draws conducted?
The UK Thunderball is drawn thrice a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 pm and the results are published from around 9.30pm on the draw days on the UK National Lottery website.
Who can bet on the UK Thunderball?
Non UK residents can also take part in the UK Thunderball by making use of the Lottery concierge services which allows them to choose numbers from around the world, then an agent based in the UK will buy an official ticket on their behalf. 
What are the odds of winning the UK Thunderball?
The good thing about playing the UK Thunderball is that you are never far away from hitting the jackpot because the odds of winning are quite favorable. Below is a breakdown of the odds of winning various prizes in the UK Thunderball;
Numbers Matched     Odds of Winning
5 + 1                          1 in 8,060,598
5                                1 in 620,046
4 + 1                          1 in 47,416
4                                1 in 3,648
3 + 1                          1 in 1,437
3                                1 in 111
2 + 1                          1 in 135
1 + 1                          1 in 35
Thunderball               1 in 29