In this How to play Thunderball lottery guide we'll look at another lottery game available to players in the UK. The mechanics of the game are similar to those of the UK Lottery but in this game, you must choose five different numbers between 1 and 39. Also, you'll pick one “Thunderball” number between 1 and 14.
To win at Thunderball you must match the main numbers, the more numbers you match, the higher the prize. If you match the main numbers AND the Thunderball you get even higher prizes.
The Thunderball lottery offers a top Jackpot prize of £500,000. That's for matching all five numbers and the Thunderball. Nowadays, the game also pays out a £3 cash prize for matching just the Thunderball; a feature introduced in 2010.
Draws for the Thunderball lottery are televised and broadcast live every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. To watch live simply tune channel BBC One.