Thunderball touts itself as the best chance to win £500,000 is because of the odds. The odds of winning the £500,000 jackpot are approximately 1-in-3.9-million. When compared to other lotto games that the National Lottery offers, like EuroMillions for example, the odds of winning Thunderball are quite decent.
There are other prizes available to be won too. If you, at least, match the Thunderball number and any other number, you win a prize. Other than the jackpot, the other prizes range from £5 to £5000. The odds of winning any prize are approximately 1-in-18.2.
|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|
|Approx. Overall Odds of Winning:||1 in 13|