UK Thunderball Lottery Review
The UK Thunderball Lottery is one the several games operated by The National Lottery in United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. The National Lottery is privately managed by the Camelot Group on a state-franchised basis. It started its operation when their license was granted to them in 1994. The lottery is regulated by the National Lottery Commission. All prizes given are tax-free. In every pound spent on National Lottery games, it is subdivided into some portion. Some portion is allocated to ‘good causes’ and some go to the UK Government. Some percentage goes to the retailers’ commission and the remaining goes to the National Lottery for its operating cost.
The first Thunderball draw was drawn on June 12, 1999. The official draw days were every Wednesday and Saturday. The Thunderball was drawn from numbers 1 to 34 and the pot money was £250,000. There was no prize for hitting the Thunderball number only.
The rules of Thunderball Lottery were amended on May 9, 2010. From this day to the present, the management had added Friday to the draw days making it three times a week. The number matches are drawn from 1 to 39. The jackpot prize of the game is now £500,000. Matching the Thunderball alone gives also a £3 prize.
Aside from purchasing a Thunderball ticket on authorizing shops, it can also be purchased in many ways. Players can play online by creating a National Lottery Account on The National Lottery’s official website. Players can play too through text just by registering their mobile number.