All you need to know about Thunderball

£1 might make your night

Not only is Thunderball your best chance to win £500Thousand on a £1 National Lottery game, you can play it 4 times a week. And if you win the top prize, it’s all yours – you won’t have to split it with anyone elseΔ. Nice one.

So how do you play?

  1. Pick 5 main numbers from 1-39 and 1 Thunderball from 1-14. Or go with a Lucky Dip® for randomly selected numbers.

  2. Choose your draw days and the number of weeks you'd like to play.

  3. You can play up to 7 lines of numbers on each play slip and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.

  4. You're good to go!

    Play for £1.00

You can buy Thunderball tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you'll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

Good to know...

Play 4 days a week

Play every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Play for £1

£1 might make your night

£500Thousand all to yourselfΔ

Win the top prize and you won't have to share it with other winners.


Number of matches Prize
5 Main Numbers Plus the Thunderball £500, 000
5 main numbers £5,000
4 Main Numbers Plus the Thunderball £250
4 Main Numbers £100
3 Main Numbers Plus the Thunderball £20
3 Main Numbers £10
2 Main Numbers Plus the Thunderball £10
1 Main Number Plus the Thunderball £5
0 Main Numbers Plus the Thunderball £3

Different ways to check results

Check on the go

Use our App on your mobile to see if you’ve won. You can also scan paper tickets for instant results. Get it on Google Play or the App Store.

Here on the web

All results are published here on the website every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from around 9.30pm.

Watch the draw live

Watch all Thunderball draws first on our website or YouTube channel at 8.00pm every Tuesday and Friday and 8:15pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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