How to Play Thunderball
Thunderball offers a chance to win £500,000 three times a week. There are nine Thunderball prize tiers in which you can win and tickets cost just £1 per line. Players select five main numbers between 1 and 39 as well as a Thunderball between 1 and 14, with the option to use the Thunderball Number Generator if they wish to create a random selection. There is a 1 in 13 chance of winning a prize with every Thunderball line played.
Friday 19th January 2018
Thunderball draws take place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, with the five main numbers drawn from one drum and the Thunderball drawn from another.
From 30th January 2018, Thunderball will take place four times a week, with an additional Tuesday draw added in. Find out more about the forthcoming National Lottery changes in the News section.
You can play Thunderball as part of an online lottery syndicate through the Lottery Tickets page, an approach that offers numerous advantages:
- Syndicates enjoy increased odds of winning prizes due to the number of lines played in each draw.
- You are informed of any prizes you win via email, with winnings paid directly into your player account to fund future syndicate shares or for you to withdraw to your bank account.
- Everything is organised on your behalf; the tickets are bought, the other players are recruited, the numbers are checked and the prizes are distributed. All you need to do is choose how many shares you would like to own and make the purchase.
You can also buy individual Thunderball tickets online and from authorised retailers.