Improvements being made to Thunderball

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

Thunderball is a firm favourite among UK lottery players with two draws every week, just like the Lotto draw. However, playing Thunderball offers you a much greater chance of winning the top prize. As of Sunday the 9th of May players buying tickets will benefit from the improvements being made to Thunderball.

The National Lottery is making some key changes to the Thunderball draw from May including a bigger jackpot, more chances to play and a new bottom tier prize. The top prize for current Thunderball draws is £250,000 for matching five main lottery numbers plus the Thunderball but as of the 9th of May this will increase to a whopping half a million! In addition to doubling the top prize, the National Lottery is holding an additional Thunderball draw on a Friday night, giving you further chances to play. Finally, there will be a new bottom prize of £3 for any ticket holder who matches just the Thunderball on its own.

These bonus prizes and increased jackpots don’t come for free though. Instead of selecting five numbers from 34 you now have to choose five numbers from 39. You still select one Thunderball from 14. These additional five lottery numbers will make the odds of you winning a little bit longer but you are rewarded with the great benefits that we’ve already covered.

You buy tickets for Thunderball or any of the other lotteries and instant win games available from the National Lottery directly from your computer. Simply click the link above and head over to the National Lottery where you can buy online lotto tickets for all of the National Lottery’s draws plus you can play the whole host of online instant win games too, for your chance to win in an instant.