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Great chances to win

†Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 13

£1.00 per play

Top prize for the draw on Fri 18 Apr 2014 is:

£500,000**

Playing Thunderball online

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  • Completing a Thunderball play slip

    Step 1

    Choose draws

    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 or you can choose 'Continuous' to play by Direct Debit. If you choose the Direct Debit option you will be prompted to set it up immediately, so please have your bank account details ready.

  • Step 2

    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.

    Lucky Dip

    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.

    Clear

    If you have incorrectly entered numbers on the play slip, select 'Clear' to delete the complete line and start again.

  • Step 3

    Add more lines

    By selecting this link you will be able to purchase up to 5 play slips (25 lines of numbers).

    Play now

    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.

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  • What is 'Play my last numbers'?

    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.

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  • What is 'Play my saved numbers'?

    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.

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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.

You can always be in the Thunderball draw by choosing to play by Direct Debit. Select 'Continuous' when choosing the number of weeks you want to play for.

Watch the 'How to play Thunderball' video

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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