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Thunderball

Thunderball is the UK National Lottery game which is drawn four times a week. It offers a fixed payout of £500,000 per jackpot winner, so you don't have to worry about sharing if you match all the numbers.

There are nine prize categories in total, and you are guaranteed a win as long as you match the Thunderball number. Find out more about the game and the prizes you can win, and check the latest results after every draw.

Stay up to date with live Thunderball results every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The winning numbers are shown below as soon as they are drawn. You must match all six numbers to win the top prize.

Latest Thunderball Results

Saturday 22nd June
  • 13
  • 17
  • 18
  • 25
  • 39
  • 5
Logo The jackpot for Tue 25th is...
£500,000
Time remaining:

How to Play Thunderball

To play Thunderball, select five main numbers from 1 to 39 and a Thunderball number between 1 and 14. The Thunderball is drawn from a separate set so the same number can appear twice. You can choose your own numbers or request a random selection via a Lucky Dip.

Decide how many lines to play and specify which draw days you want to enter. You can play up to four consecutive weeks. It costs £1 per entry and you can either play online or via National Lottery retailers in the UK.

Thunderball Prizes and Odds

You win Thunderball prizes if the numbers you select are the same as the winning numbers. Get all six the same and you'll receive £500,000. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 8,060,598, while the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 13.

The following table shows all the different ways you can win in Thunderball, along with the odds of winning. Even if you match just the Thunderball and none of the main numbers, you get a prize. The value of your payout increases as you match more numbers.

Winning Combination Odds of Winning Prize
5 main numbers + Thunderball 1 in 8,060,598 £500,000
5 main numbers 1 in 620,046 £5,000
4 main numbers + Thunderball 1 in 47,416 £250
4 main numbers 1 in 3,648 £100
3 main numbers + Thunderball 1 in 1,437 £20
3 main numbers 1 in 111 £10
2 main numbers + Thunderball 1 in 135 £10
1 main number + Thunderball 1 in 35 £5
Thunderball only 1 in 29 £3
Overall odds of winning a Thunderball prize are 1 in 13.

All of the prize amounts in Thunderball are fixed, so you receive the advertised amount regardless of how many other winners there are. There is a prize capping rule which allows for payouts to be reduced in exceptional circumstances. However, this only takes effect if the total value due to be paid out is more than four times the total value of entries for a particular draw, which is extremely rare.

As the prizes are fixed, it also means that the jackpot stays the same in every draw and does not roll over if there are no winners.

Thunderball FAQs

Take a look through the frequently asked questions about Thunderball below to find out even more information about the game.

What time is Thunderball draw?

Thunderball draws take place at approximately 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 8:15pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The cut-off time for ticket sales is 7:30pm on draw days.

How many numbers do you need on Thunderball to win?

You have to match all five main numbers and the Thunderball to win the jackpot. However, you only need to match the Thunderball on its own to win a prize.

What do you get for two numbers on the Thunderball?

There is no prize for matching two main numbers in Thunderball. If you do not match the Thunderball, you must match at least there main numbers to win.

What is the prize for three numbers?

The prize for three numbers is £10, whether that is in the form of three main numbers or two main numbers and the Thunderball.