Players' Guide - Version 22

Thunderball – Best chance to win £500K on a £1 game

Thunderball is your best chance of winning £500,000 on a £1 National Lottery Game. Plus the top Prize is fixed so you will never have to share it.

How much does it cost?

  • £1 per line, per draw

How do I play Thunderball?

  • Choose a day to play
  • Choose 5 numbers (1 to 39)
  • Choose 1 Thunderball number (1 to 14)
  • Or ask for a Lucky Dip
  • Choose to play up to 8 weeks in advance.

What could I win?

What could I win?
Match Win
5 Main numbers + the Thunderball £500,000
5 Main numbers £5,000
4 Main numbers + the Thunderball £250
4 Main numbers £100
3 Main numbers + the Thunderball £20
3 Main numbers £10
2 Main numbers + the Thunderball £10
1 Main numbers + the Thunderball £5
The Thunderball only £3

Prizes are fixed, subject to capping. See Thunderball Retail Game Procedures below for more information (also contained in the Players’ Guide available at Retailers).

When are the draws?

  • Saturday – Draw show, BBC One from 19:30a
  • Wednesday – Results, BBC One from 22:35a
  • Friday – Results, BBC One from 22:35a

aBroadcast times are subject to change.

Thunderball Retail Game Procedures


Players’ Guide version 22. Last updated: 30th December 2014.

Please wait