How Thunderball works
To play the Thunderball lottery online is simple. You pick five main numbers from 1 to 39 and a Thunderball from 1 to 14. You have a chance of winning different prizes, ranging from £3 by just matching the Thunderball up to a jackpot prize of £500,000 for matching all the five main numbers plus the Thunderball.
How to play Thunderball online
The draws are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:15 pm (UTC). Thunderball originally had only one draw per week on Saturdays, but more draws were added over time. This is because the lottery introduced more chances to win prizes, hence gaining a huge customer base.
International players can buy tickets and play the Thunderball Lottery online. Here is how to play Thunderball online:
- Select your five main numbers from a pool of 1–39 and one Thunderball number from a pool of 1–14. Players can decide to either choose their numbers, use our random number generator to create their random lines, or enter a Lucky Dip.
- You can then choose how many lines you wish to play. Playing with Simbalotto allows players to enter up to 10 lines in just a single play.
- Buy your tickets before the cut-off time for the draw.
- Wait for the Thunderball outcomes. Players can watch the draw results online and check the “Thunderball results” page straight after the draw for an update. Our customers should also whitelist simbalotto.com as a trusted email provider to receive information about our lotteries.
Thunderball facts you should know
The Thunderball number is drawn from a different set of numbers. Therefore, the same number can appear as both a Thunderball and the main number.
Play in advance function
If you wish to play the Thunderball Lottery for many consecutive draws, you can do that by using our website. When you are purchasing your lottery ticket online, you can indicate which draws you want to play in. This allows players to continuously play the lottery for several draws. It also increases your chances of winning any prize in the lottery when you play consecutive draws.
How to Win the Thunderball Lottery Online
If you have already purchased your lottery ticket online, you might now be asking yourself, “How do I win the Thunderball lottery prize?” There are nine different ways to win a Thunderball prize.
Below is a table to show how you can win a Thunderball prize depending on the number you have matched, together with the chances of winning each.
|Balls Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|5 Numbers+ Thunderball||£500,000||1 in 8,060,598|
|5 numbers||£5,000||1 in 620,046|
|4 numbers + Thunderball||£250||1 in 47,416|
|4 numbers||£100||1 in 3,648|
|3 numbers + Thunderball||£20||1 in 1,437|
|3 numbers||£10||1 in 111|
|2 numbers + Thunderball||£10||1 in 135|
|1 number + Thunderball||£5||1 in 35|
|Thunderball only||£3||1 in 29|
The approximate odds of winning any Thunderball prize are 1 in 13. This means that if you play this lottery, you have a higher chance of winning a prize.
What happens after I win?
If you happen to play and win the Thunderball Lottery, then you have the right to start claiming your prize. If you win a prize of €2500 or below, it will be deposited into your Simbalotto account immediately after winning.
A prize larger than €2500 will be received from the lottery company, and since you played the lottery with us, we help our customers to claim their winnings. In this case, the prize will be received via check or through a bank transfer.
Does the Thunderball jackpot increase when there are no winners?
The Thunderball jackpot does not increase; it is always £500,000. There are also no rollovers when you play Thunderball. All the prize amounts are fixed regardless of the number of winners
Do I have to worry about tax deductions on my prize?
Sometimes you might not be taxed on your winnings, but players are advised to consult the tax regulations in their country of residence. This will avoid getting in trouble with the tax authorities.
For more information about the Thunderball Lottery, visit the official website of the lottery.
With the detailed information on our website, you can now buy a Thunderball ticket and play the lottery online. Register with us today and stand a chance to win prizes in our many lotteries. All the best!