UK Thunderball Winning Numbers & Results

Next Draw:

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024

Jackpot:

GBP 500,000
  • 2 :
  • 0
  • : 31
  • : 10

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Thunderball Past Results and Winning Numbers

Draw Date Winning Numbers Draw Price

Saturday, 13th April 2024

  • 11
  • 15
  • 23
  • 32
  • 33
  • 14
GBP 500,000

Friday, 12th April 2024

  • 4
  • 13
  • 17
  • 34
  • 38
  • 4
GBP 500,000

Wednesday, 10th April 2024

  • 8
  • 15
  • 21
  • 28
  • 29
  • 11
GBP 500,000

Tuesday, 9th April 2024

  • 7
  • 11
  • 25
  • 38
  • 39
  • 14
GBP 500,000

Saturday, 6th April 2024

  • 2
  • 11
  • 14
  • 30
  • 33
  • 7
GBP 500,000

Friday, 5th April 2024

  • 2
  • 7
  • 23
  • 35
  • 38
  • 5
GBP 500,000

Wednesday, 3rd April 2024

  • 7
  • 29
  • 34
  • 35
  • 38
  • 12
GBP 500,000

Tuesday, 2nd April 2024

  • 3
  • 11
  • 17
  • 32
  • 39
  • 3
GBP 500,000

Saturday, 30th March 2024

  • 5
  • 12
  • 13
  • 16
  • 32
  • 5
GBP 500,000

Friday, 29th March 2024

  • 3
  • 4
  • 18
  • 26
  • 35
  • 2
GBP 500,000

How to Claim Your UK Thunderball Winnings

Playing for the fixed jackpot of £500,000 four times a week is what makes the UK Thunderball an exciting lottery game for many players worldwide. But, how do you claim your winnings? It depends on how you played the game.

This table demonstrates how winnings are paid out if you purchased the winning ticket in the UK. Playing points and methods include online, without or with direct debit, or through a retailer. The winning amount determines how a payout is made.

Playing Point and Method Up to £500 £501 – £30,000 £30,001 – £49,999 £50,000+
Online with direct debit. Paid directly into your bank account. Paid directly into your bank account. Paid directly into your bank account. Contact UK National Lottery to process winnings in person.
Online without direct debit. Paid directly into your UK National Lottery account. Paid into the bank account listed on your UK National Lottery account. Contact UK National Lottery to have winnings paid by cheque. Contact UK National Lottery to process winnings in person.
Retailer Claim from retailer or National Lottery Post Office. Claim from designated post office or regional UK National Lottery office or through the post. Claim from designated post office or regional UK National Lottery office or through the post. Contact UK National Lottery to process winnings in person.

Winners of the UK Thunderball jackpot have to claim the prize in person, whether they played in the country or elsewhere. Lottery prizes aren’t taxable in the UK but if you played from another country you may need to pay taxes on your winnings. The jackpot is paid out as a lump sum. 

Payout methods may differ between different online lottery sites. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions regarding claims before playing.

The LottoAgent platform doesn’t charge commission on prizes but transaction fees are charged for withdrawals. The fee amount varies and depends on the payment method you use. Winnings of between $3,000 and $50,000 are paid into your online wallet.

The WinTrillions online lottery site is another platform that lets you play UK Thunderball even if you’re not residing in Britain. Here are some of the terms and conditions for payouts:

  • Prizes up to $600: Automatically paid into your online wallet.
  • Prizes over $600: WinTrillions will guide you through the process of claiming your winnings.

No commission is charged on prize money but depending on your country’s tax laws, lottery taxes on winnings may be applicable in your country.

What are the Odds of Winning UK Thunderball?

When playing the UK Thunderball, you have a 1 in 13 chance of winning a prize. What’s more, the winnings are fixed amounts and even if you share the same lucky numbers with another player, you don’t have to split the prize!

Numbers/Balls Matched Prize Amount Winning Odds
5 numbers + Thunderball £500,000 1: 8,060,598
5 numbers £5000 1: 620,046
4 numbers + Thunderball £250 1: 47,416
4 numbers £100 1: 3,648
3 numbers + Thunderball £20 1: 1,437
3 numbers £10 1: 111
numbers2 + Thunderball £10 1: 135
1 number + Thunderball £5 1: 35
Thunderball only £3 1: 29

Thunderball Hot and Cold Numbers

How Many Draws? Hot Numbers Cold Numbers
10
  • 2
  • 11
  • 17
  • 32
  • 38
  • 5
  • 3
  • 8
  • 19
  • 22
20
  • 7
  • 8
  • 17
  • 35
  • 29
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 13
  • 28
30
  • 3
  • 15
  • 17
  • 25
  • 39
  • 9
  • 4
  • 5
  • 13
  • 18
50
  • 7
  • 15
  • 17
  • 26
  • 39
  • 8
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 22
100
  • 2
  • 15
  • 21
  • 26
  • 39
  • 12
  • 27
  • 6
  • 10
  • 13

How Do You Win in UK Thunderball?

You pick 5 numbers between 1 and 39 and the Thunderball number from 1 to 14. The Lucky Dip option can be used to randomly select your numbers. Up to 7 lines can be played per slip and you may purchase up to 10 tickets. To win the big prize, all 6 numbers must be correct.

UK Thunderball FAQ

What time is the UK Thunderball Draw?

The UK Thunderball draw takes place four times a week. On Tuesdays and Fridays, the draw takes place at 8.00 pm in the UK. Wednesday and Saturday draws take place at 8.15 pm.

What is the cut-off time for UK Thunderball?

The cut-off time for all draw days takes place at 7.30 pm. If you’re playing on an online lottery site, cut-off times may be a few hours before the draw and will be clearly indicated for your information.

What happens when nobody wins the jackpot?

The UK Thunderball doesn’t roll over its jackpot if there hasn't been a winner. All winnings are fixed amounts and you never share the jackpot even if there was another winner for the prize.

How do they select the numbers in UK Thunderball?

The UK Thunderball is played live in front of an independent adjudicator. The Thunderball is selected from a different set of numbers to the main balls. This means the Thunderball number can be the same as one of the main balls drawn.

Live draws can be watched on the National Lottery website or on the YouTube channel.

How much is the UK Thunderball jackpot?

The jackpot prize is always fixed at £500,000. There is a prize-capping rule which comes into effect under exceptional circumstances. In this instance, the payout is slightly reduced should the total prize amount be four times more than the value of entries played for that particular draw.

How long do you have to claim prizes in UK Thunderball?

All UK Thunderball prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw. Your playing method determines whether your winnings are paid directly into your online wallet, bank account, or in person at the National Lottery office.

Has anyone won the UK Thunderball?

Yes, there have been winners of the UK Thunderball and they’re always announced on the National Lottery website. The latest winner was Len Parsons who hit the jackpot draw on the 16th of December 2022.

How to play Thunderball UK online?

If you’re a resident of the UK or the Isle of Man and over the age of 18, you can open an account on the National Lottery account. Either tap “Lucky Dip” or “Choose Numbers” to select your numbers. More lines and pay slips are added automatically.

Click which day you want to play and how many weeks. You also have the option to select “Direct Debit.”  You can play saved numbers as well. If you’re playing on an online lottery agent site, follow the instructions for selecting your numbers.