Instant Win Games

You are about to play Instant Thunderball for £0.50

Instant Win Game Rules, Procedures and any relevant Game Specific Rules apply.

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Play for 50p, and you could win up to £5,000!

  • Real draw feel, anticipation and excitement
  • Pick your numbers or select a Lucky Dip
  • Watch the draw with balls tumbling out, just like the real thing
  • Match your numbers to the winning numbers to win prizes

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Game Procedures including how to play

Game Name: Instant Thunderball

INTRODUCTION

These are the Game Procedures (the “Procedures”) for Instant Thunderball (the “Game”). When You play the Game, these Procedures, the Rules for Interactive Instant Win Games ("the Rules") and the Account Terms apply. The Rules and Account Terms can be found on the National Lottery website.

Any word or term in these Procedures that has specific meaning will have the meaning given to it in these Procedures or the Rules (unless the context clearly indicates otherwise).

GAME DETAILS

Game Name: Instant Thunderball

Game Price: £0.50

There is a 1 in 3.04 overall chance of winning a Prize on each Play of the Game. The expected prize payout percentage for this game is 65.00%.

This Game is a game of chance. The outcome of a Play in the Game is pre-determined by Allwyn's Computer System at the point of purchase. You are not required to exercise any skill or judgement to win a Prize.

HOW TO PLAY AND WIN

Each Play has its own Play Number - this can be found on the Game outcome screen once the Game has been finished, in the “My Games” section of Your Account.

At the start of a Play, You are presented with a Splash Screen displaying the Game Name and a 'PLAY' Button which You must select to continue.

On selecting PLAY, You will be presented with a screen containing two buttons, one with the instruction 'CHOOSE YOUR NUMBERS' (the “Choose Your Numbers Button”) and the other button with the instruction 'OR SELECT LUCKY DIP' (the “Lucky Dip Button”). On the left of the Choose Your Numbers Button and the Lucky Dip Button is a Prize Table containing nine rows, each row displaying a monetary amount and the win criteria for that row (the “Prize Table”).

You must select either the Choose Your Numbers Button or the Lucky Dip Button.

Please note that once You have selected the Choose Your Numbers Button You will not be able select the Lucky Dip Button, and once You have selected the Lucky Dip Button, You will not be able to select the Choose Your Numbers Button.

  • a) If You selected Choose Your Numbers Button, You will be presented with a screen displaying two boxes, one box labelled 'NUMBERS' containing 39 purple lottery balls, numbered 01-39 (the “Numbers Box”) and the other box labelled 'THUNDERBALLS' containing 14 pink lottery balls, numbered 01-14 (the “Thunderballs Box”). Below both boxes is the instruction 'Choose FIVE NUMBERS and ONE THUNDERBALL' and another box labelled 'YOUR NUMBERS' containing 6 empty lottery ball silhouettes (the “Your Numbers Box”). You must select 5 balls from the Numbers Box and 1 ball from the Thunderball Box. The balls selected will then change to appear faded in the Numbers Box and the Thunderballs Box and will populate the six lottery ball silhouettes in the Your Numbers Box. The first 5 spaces (left to right) in the Your Numbers Box will be populated with the selected balls from the Numbers Box and the final space will be populated with the Thunderball ball from the Thunderball Box. Once 5 balls from the Numbers Box and 1 ball from the Thunderball Box have populated the Your Numbers Box, the message “LET'S GO TO THE DRAW” will appear at the bottom of the screen. You must select this message to continue.
  • b) If You select the Lucky Dip Button, You will be presented with a screen displaying two boxes, the Numbers Box containing 39 purple lottery balls, numbered 01 to 39 and the Thunderball Box containing 14 pink lottery balls, numbered 01 to 14. 5 balls from the Numbers Box and 1 ball from the Thunderballs Box will automatically be selected, change to appear faded in the Numbers Box and the Thunderball Box and then will automatically populate the six lottery ball silhouettes in the Your Numbers Box. The first 5 spaces in the Your Numbers Box will be populated with balls from the Numbers Box and the final space will be populated with the Thunderball ball from the Thunderball Box. Once 5 balls from the Numbers Box and 1 ball from the Thunderball Box have populated the Your Numbers Box, the message “LET'S GO TO THE DRAW” will appear at the bottom of the screen. You must select this message to continue.

After selecting either the Choose Your Numbers Button or the Lucky Dip Button and selecting the message “LET'S GO TO THE DRAW” at the bottom of the screen, You will be presented the message 'SPEND A LITTLE WIN A LOT' and with a draw machine (the “Draw Machine”) with the instruction 'START THE DRAW' (the “Start Button”). To the left of the Draw Machine is the Prize Table. Below the Prize Table is the Your Numbers Box displaying the balls You chose/the Lucky Dip automatically chose for You, and another box labelled 'WINNING NUMBERS' containing 6 empty lottery ball silhouettes (the “Winning Numbers Box”). At the bottom of the Draw Machine is a box containing the instruction 'Match YOUR NUMBERS to the WINNING NUMBERS to win the corresponding PRIZE in the PRIZE TABLE'. You must select the Start Button to continue. Ondoing so, this instruction will disappear and 39 lottery balls numbered from 01 to 39 will enter into the Draw Machine.

The Draw Machine will then animate and one ball displaying a number ranging from 01 to 39 will be drawn from the Draw Machine and populate a space in the Winning Numbers Box. This will continue until 5 balls have been drawn from the Draw Machine. As the balls are being drawn from the Draw Machine, any of the first 5 balls in the Your Numbers Box that match the balls in the Winning Numbers Box will highlight to indicate a match.

Once five balls have been drawn and populated the first five spaces in the Winning Numbers Box, a new draw machine will replace the first Draw Machine (the “Thunderball Draw Machine”). You must select the 'START THE DRAW' button to continue and on doing so, 14 balls numbered 01 to 14 will enter the Thunderball Draw Machine. The Thunderball Draw Machine will then animate and one ball displaying a number ranging from 01 to 14 will be drawn from the Thunderball Draw Machine, and populate the final remaining space in the Winning Numbers Box. If the final ball in the Your Numbers Box matches the ball labelled THUNDERBALL in the Winning Numbers Box , that ball will highlight to indicate a match. At the end of the draw, the message 'THE RESULTS ARE IN' will be displayed across the screen and the amount You have won, if any, will appear inside the Thunderball Draw Machine. This amount You have won, if any, will also highlight on the Prize Table.

If You have bought a Play of this Game and have satisfied the win criteria of a row in the Prize Table, You will, providing the requirements of these Procedures and the Rules are met, be entitled to a Prize as detailed in the table below:

PRIZES

The Prize amounts and odds of winning are set out in the table below:

Prize Amounts and Odds
Prize Amount Approx. odds (1 in x)
£0.50 (Thunderball only) 5
£1 (1 Main Number + Thunderball) 14
£2 (2 Main Numbers + Thunderball) 24
£5 (3 Main Numbers) 120
£10 (3 Main Numbers + Thunderball) 564
£20 (4 Main Numbers) 20,000
£100 (4 Main Numbers + Thunderball) 300,000
£500 (5 Main Numbers) 750,000
£5,000 (5 Main Numbers + Thunderball) 1,500,000

You can only win one Prize Amount per Play, as detailed in the Prize Amounts and Odds table above.

GENERAL

If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the Rules, these Procedures - Instant Thunderball and any other information issued by Allwyn in respect of this Game, the Rules will take priority followed by these Procedures and then any other information issued by Allwyn (unless stated otherwise).

These are games of chance. Whether you win or lose is set the moment you buy – although you can still cross your fingers.

Remember, you must be a UK or Isle of Man resident to play online, and must only access your Account when physically located in the UK or Isle of Man.

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