The Official Irish Lotto

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Irish Lotto

Given that it offers just about the best jackpot odds you’ll find in any national lottery, it’s easy to see why Irish Lotto is known everywhere as the world's luckiest lottery. With only 45 numbers to pick from, the Irish Lotto jackpot is 42 percent easier to win than its UK Lotto equivalent.

Jackpots start at about €2.6 million and keep rolling over until they’re won. The record jackpot for Irish Lotto is €25 million. Including the jackpot, there are 7 prize tiers, which means players have ample chance to become lottery winners—the Irish Lotto awards nearly €275 million in prizes each year and 1 in every 42 tickets is a winner.

Irish Lotto Key Facts

Draw Days

  •  Mon
  •  Tue
  •  Wed
  •  Thu
  •  Fri
  •  Sat
  •  Sun
 

Minimum Jackpot

€2.6 Million

Record Jackpot

€25 Million

Draw Format

Pick 6 numbers from 1 to 45. During the draw, 6 numbers will be drawn. If you match all 6, you’re the jackpot winner. A “bonus” number will also be drawn in addition to the 6 main numbers. The bonus number is used to win some of the lower prize tiers.


 

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Irish Lotto FAQs

  •   What is Irish Lotto?

    Irish Lotto is the biggest weekly lottery in Ireland. It’s also one of the oldest and most established lotteries in the world. It was created in 1987 and the twice-weekly draws are broadcast live on Irish television. The game offers truly great winning odds, and jackpots frequently roll over, giving players the opportunity to win a fortune.

  •   How does it work?

    You need to pick 6 numbers from between 1 and 45. On game day, 6 main numbers are drawn, plus 1 bonus number. If you match all 6 main numbers, you win the jackpot. There are 7 prize tiers, including the jackpot, and the bonus number is used to win several of those. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win.

  •   What does it pay?

    Jackpots get rolling at about €2.6 million and keep building until they’re won. The record jackpot was worth about €25 million. Cash prizes are available for the other prize tiers too. You can win the entry-level prize by matching as few as 3 main numbers.

  •   What happens after buying a Ticket?

    Once you’ve placed your order, we will email your confirmation. Your Irish Lotto Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local office who will send a scanned copy directly to your email. The originals will be stored in a security deposit box by our auditors for your security.

  •   How much does it cost to play?

    The exact price of your Irish Lotto ticket depends on how many lines you’d like to play and how many draws you want to play for. Remember, the price you pay includes all our service fees and taxes. We do not charge any deductions or commissions of any kind. You keep everything you win.

  •   When is the deadline for buying Tickets?

    The deadline for buying your tickets is usually around 5 hours before the draw itself. The amount of time you have left is clearly shown on the website. We recommend that you order in plenty of time if you don’t want to miss out.

  •   What are the odds?

    Your odds of winning the top prize in Irish Lotto are 1 in 8,145,060. Your overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 42.

    Prize Hits Odds
    1st (jackpot) 6 1 in 8145060
    2nd 5 + 1 1 in 1357510
    3rd 5 1 in 35724
    4th 4 + 1 1 in 14290
    5th 4 1 in 772
    6th 3 + 1 1 in 579
    7th 3 1 in 48
  •   How do I know if I have won?

    After the draw the winning numbers and the prizes for each category will be announced by Irish Lotto. As soon as we get this information, it will be communicated via email and, if you have won a major prize, we will contact you directly as soon as we can. All results can also be viewed on our website.

  •   What happens when I win?

    All prizes won that are below $600 will be claimed on your behalf and credited to your WinTrillions account. Any prizes won above this level are handled on a case by case basis according to the rules of the individual lottery. Wherever possible WinTrillions will claim the prize money on your behalf. If you prefer to handle your own claim or local rules prevent us from claiming the prize on your behalf, we will facilitate getting the winning ticket to you and our lottery winners support team will assist you in making the claim. We have had over 192,000 winners from 118 different countries throughout the world with players winning anything from $8 prizes up to $1 million jackpots.

 

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Why play Irish Lotto?  

  •  It’s 42 percent easier to win the Irish Lotto jackpot than the UK Lotto jackpot.
  •  Nearly €275 million in cash prizes are paid out by the Irish Lotto every year.
  •  1 in every 42 tickets wins a cash prize.