About Thunderball

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What is Thunderball?

Play smart for the best chance of winning half a million on a £1 National Lottery game. The Thunderball draw takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. And you'll never have to share the top prize!Δ

How do I play?

Simply select 5 main numbers from 1 to 39 and 1 Thunderball from 1 to 14, or pick Lucky Dip® for a random selection, then choose how many lines to play. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 play slips at a time. Then, choose the draws and weeks you'd like to play. You can play up to 4 weeks in advance or continuously by Direct Debit.

You can play Thunderball online every day from 8am (sometimes earlier) until 11.00pm. But remember: Thunderball ticket sales close from 7.30pm on Wednesday and from 7.30pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday for that evening's draw. To play Thunderball on the day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

If you want to make sure you're always in the Thunderball draw, why not play by Direct Debit?

You can also spread the excitement of playing Thunderball by starting a syndicate.

What can I win?

You can win up to £500,000 for matching 5 main numbers and the Thunderball. You'll win £3 just for matching the Thunderball.

Prize table for Thunderball
Match Win Δ
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
0 main numbers + the Thunderball £3

For more information about playing Thunderball online, see the Thunderball Game Procedures.

60% of UK adults regularly play National Lottery games

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