The 3,129th Thunderball draw took place on Saturday and had a prize fund of £928,176 shared by 160,240 winners. No one won the grand prize of £500,000 in this drawing.

The winning numbers were 4,5,11, 20, and, 32. The Thunderball for this draw was 9. Excalibur 2 was the ball machine used, and the ball set was 5.

The Lotto website provided a breakdown of all prizes and reported that there were two lucky winners of £5,000 each for matching the 5 numbers. There were also 35 winners that shared the £8,750 for matching 4 balls plus the Thunderball, amounting to £250 per winner.

There were 512 winners for the match 4 category and shared the £51,200 prize, winning £100 per player.

Thunderball tickets may be bought in person at approved UK premises or online at accredited sites. As of April 2021, only those 18 years old and above may purchase scratchcards or play Lotto, Thunderball, EuroMillions or Set For Life.

Thunderball purchases made on the website or app cannot be cancelled once the "confirm pay slip" prompt has been accepted.

How do you play Thunderball?

Players must pick five main numbers from 1 to 39 and one 'Thunderball' number from 1 to 14 for an entry fee of £1 per line to qualify for the Thunderball jackpot draw. Prizes are won by matching the Thunderball number or at least three main numbers alone. The prize increases with the more numbers matched and the fewer players you have to share the prize fund with.

They say the odds of winning the top prize of £500,000 are only 1 in 8,060,598. Nonetheless, it continues to be one of the more popular national lottery games as you only need a matching Thunderball to win a prize.

As the top prize is limited to £500,000 and it's played four days a week- on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, the player pool is smaller, and your chances of qualifying for at least one of the smaller prizes are higher.

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