Great chances to win
†Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 13
Top prize for the draw on Fri 29 Aug 2014 is:£500,000**
Playing Thunderball onlineClose
Select which draw day(s) you wish to play on - Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, or select 'All'.
Number of weeks
You can purchase tickets for up to 8 weeks at a time.
From the 11th May were making temporary changes to the Direct Debit service and as a result of this you wont be able to start a new Direct Debit. If youd like to play in advance, please buy your Thunderball ticket for up to 8 weeks.
Enter your numbers
Choose 5 main numbers from 1 to 39 and 1 Thunderball from 1 to 14, and type them in, tabbing from one box to the next.
If you don't have a set of numbers in mind, select 'Lucky Dip' and a line of numbers will be generated randomly (indicated by 'LD' on your play slip). Your numbers won't be displayed until you have bought your ticket. If you've selected to play for multiple draws the same Lucky Dip numbers will be entered in to each draw.
If you have incorrectly entered numbers on the play slip, select 'Clear' to delete the complete line and start again.
Add more lines
By selecting this link you will be able to purchase up to 5 play slips (25 lines of numbers).
If you're happy with the details on your play slip, select 'Play now' to continue with your ticket purchase.
It costs £1 per line of numbers per draw to play.Back to Top
There's no need to re-enter your favourite numbers - we'll remember the last numbers you played online so that you don't have to. For each line of Lucky Dip® you last played, a new line of Lucky Dip® will be generated for you. Click the link and sign in to your Account if you are not already signed in.Back to Top
When you buy Multiple Tickets using the 'Add more lines of numbers' option, you can save your numbers and play them whenever you choose. For each line of Lucky Dip® you saved, a new line of Lucky Dip® will be generated for you. Click the link and sign in to your Account if you are not already signed in.Back to Top
- Tell me about Thunderball
Thunderball offers you the best chance of winning up to £500,000 on a £1 National Lottery game - the top prize is fixed and it never has to be shared**. Simply select 5 main numbers from 1 to 39 and 1 Thunderball from 1 to 14.
The Thunderball draw takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 5 main numbers are drawn, along with 1 Thunderball. Match just the Thunderball to win the minimum prize. Match 5 numbers plus the Thunderball to win the top prize of £500,000.
From the 11th May we're making temporary changes to the Direct Debit service and as a result of this you won't be able to start a new Direct Debit. If you'd like to play in advance, you can buy your Thunderball ticket for up to 8 weeks.
- How do I play online?
You need to open a National Lottery Account to play online. If you haven't opened one, we'll prompt you to do so once you've completed an online play slip. If you need assistance completing the play slip, click on 'Help' at the top left of the play slip.
- Where is my ticket?
Your online ticket is kept safe and secure in your National Lottery Account, but you can view it whenever you like (except when the system is closed for maintenance). To access your Account, click 'Sign in' at the top of the page, and then enter your username and password. If you can't remember your sign in details, click the 'Forgot username or password?' link.
Once you've signed in, select 'My Account' at the top right of the page. To view your ticket select the 'My Tickets' option.
- What happens if I win?
If you win, we'll send an email informing you that you have some news about your ticket and ask you to sign in to your Account (this is for your security and protection; we will never tell you about your win in an email). In the message area of 'My Account' you'll find a message informing you of your win.
For convenience, most winnings will be paid directly to your National Lottery Account or to your debit card bank account by electronic transfer. You can claim your prize the day immediately after you win it.
Here's how we pay you:
Wins of up to £500
These will be paid directly to your Account. You can either choose to transfer them to your debit card bank account by electronic transfer or use them to play more games.
Wins of £501 to £5,000
These are paid directly to your bank account by electronic transfer.
Wins of over £5,000
Wins over £5,000 must be claimed by calling our National Lottery Customer Care Team on 0845 278 8000, and will be paid by cheque.
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