Irish Lotto has become a popular game for players around the world thanks to its combination of multimillion-Euro jackpots and attractive odds of winning when compared to many other big international lottery games.
How to Play the Irish Lottery
Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday and players choose six numbers from 47 in order to try and win in one of eight prize tiers. The Irish Lotto jackpot has a base value of €2 million, but regularly rolls over to much larger amounts.
Irish Lottery Odds and Prize Tiers
|6 Numbers||Jackpot||1 in 10,737,573|
|5 Numbers + Bonus Ball||Estimated €100,000||1 in 1,789,596|
|5 Numbers||Prize varies||1 in 44,740|
|4 Numbers + Bonus Ball||Prize varies||1 in 17,896|
|4 Numbers||Prize varies||1 in 918|
|3 Numbers + Bonus Ball||Prize varies||1 in 688|
|3 Numbers||Estimated €9||1 in 54|
|2 Numbers + Bonus Ball||€3 Scratchcard||1 in 72|
The odds of winning any Irish Lotto prize are 1 in 29.
Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2
For an additional fee, players can have a second and third shot at winning a prize with Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2. These draws are made at the same time as the main Lotto game, with players using their original Irish Lotto selections in the two extra draws in the hope of winning cash amounts of up to €500,000.
The Irish Lottery offers the chance to win £1 million every day with Daily Million. Players choose six numbers from 39 and must match them all to win the top prize. There is also a Bonus Ball drawn which boosts some of the lower tier prizes.
|Numbers Matched||Prize Amount|
|Match 6||€1 million|
|Match 5 plus Bonus Ball||€10,000|
|Match 4 plus Bonus Ball||€100|
|Match 3 plus Bonus Ball||€10|
Unlike Irish Lotto, if the top prize is not won it does not roll over. Ticket holders can pay an additional fee to play Daily Million Plus, using the same numbers, for a chance to win €500,000.