The Thunderball Lottery and requires a player to make 2 choices: (1) Pick 5 numbers out of a set of 34 white balls; and (2) Pick 1 Thunder Ball from a set of 14 balls. If the player picks the same numbers as those that are drawn in the next drawing, the player wins the Jackpot prize.
While everyone says that every combination has an equal chance of winning, Lottery Power Picks and others, believe that certain combinations are more likely to occur than others.
The following Tables summarize the occurances of the Even / Odd Distribution of all Thunderball combinations.

The Thunderball white balls are numbered 1 to 34. The player selects 5 of these numbers. The table below shows the probability of selecting even and odd balls.

 There are 14 Thunder Balls, half are even and half are odd.

Table TB1a: Thunderball Even/Odd Distribution

Num Even
 Num Odd
 Num Combos
 Pct Combos

5
 0
 6,188
 2.2%

4
 1
 40,460
 14.5%

3
 2
 92,480
 33.2%

2
 3
 92,480
 33.2%

1
 4
 40,460
 14.5%

0
 5
 6,188
 2.2%


 278,256
 100.0



Table TB1b: Thunderball Even/Odd Distribution

 Num Balls

Even
 7

Odd
 7

Total
 14





As shown in Table TB1a, 66.4% of the 5 number combinations are made of either 3 even balls and 2 odd balls, or vice versa. The next most common is 4 even and 1 odd or 1 even and 4 even. The rarest numerical combinations are those where the white balls are all even or all odd. In both of these cases, there is only a 2.2% chance of either one occuring. So starting off, try to avoid combinations containing all odd or all even numbers. This may increase your chances of having a winning combination.




