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About Thunderball

If you want to enter Thunderball but you’re not quite sure how it works, you’re in the right place. Here you can learn how to play Thunderball, discover the prizes it offers, as well as explore your odds of winning and statistics. Get familiarized with the Thunderball lottery and enter now for a chance to win!

Draws are held at approximately 8:00 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays, and 8:15 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Latest Draw

Saturday, 25th May 2024

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Thunderball Overview

Launched on 12th June 1999, Thunderball was initially a secondary game to the main UK Lotto draw and was held on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.

In 2010, five new numbers were added, the jackpot was doubled from its previous value of £250,000, and the Friday draw was introduced. On 30th January 2018, the Tuesday draw was introduced so Thunderball would take place alongside both Lotto and EuroMillions draws.

In order to enter, participants must choose five numbers between 1 and 39, as well as a Thunderball between 1 and 14. Tickets cost £1.00 and in order to win a prize, you must match at least the Thunderball. The Thunderball number cannot be substituted with any of your main numbers.

Thunderball & Set for Life Comparison

Draw Days


Ticket Price

Jackpot Odds

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4x Weekly



1 in 8,060,598

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Set for Life

Monday and Thursday

£10,000/month for 30yrs


1 in 15,339,390

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Thunderball Prizes

This section shows you how many numbers you need to match in order to win a prize and how much you can get for every winning combination. You also get to discover your odds of winning these prizes.

The Thunderball jackpot is fixed at £500,000. The top prize does not roll over or roll down in case it’s not won. All the Thunderball payouts are fixed amounts, so you’ll always know which prize to expect for each category.

Explore the table below to discover the prizes offered for every prize tier and see your odds of winning them.

Thunderball Prizes and Odds
Prize Level Prize Odds of Winning Winners in Last Draw Avg. Winners Per Draw
Match 5 + Thunderball £500,000 1 in 8,060,598 0 0.2
Match 5 £5,000 1 in 620,046 5 2.7
Match 4 + Thunderball £250 1 in 47,416 33 35.2
Match 4 £100 1 in 3,648 442 455.3
Match 3 + Thunderball £20 1 in 1,437 1,015 1,154.5
Match 3 £10 1 in 111 16,928 14,976.6
Match 2 + Thunderball £10 1 in 135 11,132 12,316.7
Match 1 + Thunderball £5 1 in 35 43,389 47,640.9
Match 0 + Thunderball £3 1 in 29 51,448 57,036.3
In rare circumstances, the Thunderball prizes are capped, meaning the payouts are slightly lower than advertised. Prizes are generally capped when the total value of the payouts are worth more than four times the receipts from ticket sales. Prize capping comes into effect when there’s a far greater number of winners than is usually the case.

Thunderball Quick Stats

Here are some quick stats for Thunderball showing the current hot and cold numbers from recent draws. More stats like these to help you pick your numbers can be found on the dedicated page using the button below.

Hot Results

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Cold Results

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