Lotto Ireland

It’s strongly believed that the game matrix “6 out of 49” provides the best chances of winning the prize, however Lotto Ireland has an even more profitable game matrix — “6 out of 47”. The lottery has some of the best winning odds in the world. Despite the fact that Lotto Ireland usually raffles small major and secondary prizes, the game is incredibly popular among Irish residents and tourists.

About the Irish lottery Lotto Ireland

Lotto Ireland, or as it is also called National Lottery, is the state lottery of the Republic of Ireland. It was created in 1988 to raise funds for good causes, including education, healthcare and cultural preservation. Lotto Ireland is an incredibly popular lottery! According to statistics, 64% of Irish people occasionally play the national game and 42% of the country's citizens play the lottery weekly.

Lotto Ireland game rules

The game rules of Lotto Ireland are easy: to win the Jackpot, you should match 6 out of 47 numbers. Besides, another additional ball is determined when the draw is being conducted, which is called the Bonus Ball. It helps to win prizes of several additional prize divisions, including the second largest Lotto Ireland prize. Also, it makes the chances of winning any prize even more attractive. To win the minimum prize of the game, you need to match just three numbers.

Lotto Ireland has the following odds of winning:

Prize division Winning odds
Jackpot 1 in 10.737.573
5 matched balls 1 in 1.533.939
4 matched balls 1 in 178.365
3 matched balls 1 in 16.215


How to play Lotto Ireland?

You can purchase Lotto Ireland tickets online. For example, you can make a one-time entry: for this, simply decide on the number of bets that you would like to make at once. One bet equals one chance to win the Jackpot or any other prize. Next, in each separate line of the ticket you need to pick six numbers. If you don’t know which numbers to choose, just use the “Easy Pick” option. With it, random numbers will be selected automatically.

If you don’t want to limit yourself to just one lottery draw, you can use the “Multiple Drawing” or “Subscription” options, thanks to which you will automatically be included in the list of those who will join several subsequent draws. Want to take other advantages of automated online lottery ticket purchase? Try the “Systematic Entry” option, which will pick up smart number combinations for you for even better odds.

Interested in other European lotteries? Pay attention to Lotto 6 aus 49 from Germany!

Lotto Ireland draw schedule

Lotto Ireland is a weekly lottery. Draws take place twice a week: on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 20:00 local time. Some time after the draw, the results are published. If you play Lotto Ireland online, you can receive draw results by email, as well as information regarding your winnings.

Lotto Ireland prize breakdown

Lotto Ireland has 7 prize tiers, three of which are formed using the additional bonus number. This number is pulled out of the lottery drum after six main numbers are determined. To win a prize at Lotto Ireland, you need to match 3, 4, 5, or 6 numbers, or 3, 4, or 5 numbers, plus an additional bonus number.

Almost all Lotto Ireland prizes are unfixed and their amount depends on the number of tickets sold. The only fixed prize is the minimum one. It’s always € 3. The minimum lottery Jackpot is two million euros. This prize can grow up to any amount, but it never rolls up to a really giant amount, because the major prize is relatively easy to win. For example, one of the largest ever scooped prizes of Lotto Ireland is 18.9 million euros. The Jackpot was won in 2008. It was shared between 16 colleagues who purchased lottery tickets in the form of a syndicate.


How to claim Lotto Ireland prizes?

If you win the Jackpot or any other prize, you have 90 days to claim your winnings and collect the prize from the lottery operator. If you play Lotto Ireland online, then if you win, you will talk with your lottery agent about what to do next. You can always contact the official lottery representatives by email [email protected] or by phone 1890 244 344.

Lotto Ireland taxation

Fortunately, Irish lottery prizes aren’t taxable! However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t need to pay taxes on Lotto Ireland winnings in your mother country. You should consult with experts on this matter.

User’s review about Lotto Ireland

Here's what a resident of Ireland says about his favorite Lotto Ireland:

“Like all Irish, I adore our national lottery! It’s a symbol of our country that helps many Irish people get rich and at the same time helps to develop education and healthcare, to maintain our rich culture and beautiful Irish language.”

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