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Thunderball Player Wins £500,000

Thunderball Player Wins £500,000
Updated: Thursday 21st September 2017

The Thunderball game on Wednesday delivered a top prize of £500,000 to one lucky player who succeeded in matching all five main numbers plus the Thunderball itself. The main numbers drawn on Wednesday 20 September were 04, 11, 12, 15 and 33, and the Thunderball number was 14. 

This was the second big Thunderball win to be achieved in less than a week, demonstrating once again that it isn’t just the Lotto and EuroMillions games which have the potential to change lives. Whilst a top prize of £500,000 doesn’t sound quite as impressive as multiple millions, it can make a massive difference to those who win it. Indeed, an extra half a million pounds in the bank can often be more than enough to settle the mortgage or pay for a new home, buy a new car or two and still leave quite a bit left over to spend on a few decent holidays. Not bad for a ticket costing less than a cheap cup of coffee!

We should also remember that the chances of winning the top prize in the Thunderball game are much better than they are in many other lotteries. To put things in perspective, a Thunderball player who plays just one line of numbers is approximately 5.5 times more likely to win the top prize than a Lotto player, and around 17 times more likely to hit the jackpot than a EuroMillions player.

Of course, there is no reason why any lottery player should have to choose between playing a game with a better chance of winning or going for the biggest possible potential payoff. Many players choose to participate in the Thunderball game as well as the Lotto and EuroMillions draws, and that approach can make a lot of sense, particularly when you consider that it is possible for such players to win a prize in each of the games they play.

With that approach in mind, it is worth pointing out that EuroMillions this Friday 22 September will boast an estimated jackpot worth a staggering £136 million, and the Lotto game on Saturday will offer a top prize of around £9.8 million. Play Thunderball too and you would have a shot at winning three life-changing jackpots before the weekend is over!

Anyone who wants to have a go at winning themselves a prize in the next Thunderball draw this Friday may wish to note that the most overdue numbers at the time of writing are 03, 06, 24, 14 and 39, and the most overdue Thunderball is 12. Visit the Lottery Tickets page to find out how to give yourself a chance of winning cash from all of the games mentioned today, and good luck! 

Published: Thursday 21st September 2017

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