The Thunderball draw is played 3 times a week alongside the 2 main National Lottery draws – UK Lotto and Euromillions. To play the Thunderball game players must choose 5 numbers between 1 and 39 and then 1 additional ball called the Thunderball which is between 1 and 14.

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Prizes are given in the Thunderball draw for matching numbers as follows:

  • Match 5 numbers + THUNDERBALL £500,000
  • Match 5 Numbers £5,000
  • Match 4 numbers + THUNDERBALL £250
  • Match 4 numbers £100
  • Match 3 numbers + THUNDERBALL £20
  • Match 3 numbers £10
  • Match 2 numbers + THUNDERBALL £10
  • Match 1 numbers + THUNDERBALL £5
  • Match the THUNDERBALL £3

The above prize bands make this the only UK lottery draw where a player wins a prize for matching just one number. This means that the overall chance of winning a prize in Thunderball is an amazing 1 in 12. Other odds for the Thunderball draw are:

Matched NumbersOddsPrize
5 main numbers + Thunderball1:8,060,598£500,000
5 main numbers1:620,046£5,000
4 main numbers + Thunderball1:47,416£250
4 main numbers1:3,648£100
3 main numbers + Thunderball1:1,437£20
3 main numbers1:111£10
2 main numbers + Thunderball1:135£10
1 main number + Thunderball1:35£5
Thunderball Only1:29£3

Thunderball Results

The results of the Thunderball draw are announced along with the Lotto and Euromillions results at 9.30pm on a Wednesday and 11.30pm on a Saturday.