Irish Lottery Deal Finalised

A deal that will see the Irish Lottery being operated by a consortium going under the name of Premier Lotteries Ireland Limited (PLI) has now been finalised. It was originally expected that the agreement to operate the lottery would be completed by the end of last year, but a variety of hold-ups prevented that from happening. The deal to purchase the lottery licence for €405 million was concluded at the end of February, and the transition to the Irish Lottery coming under the complete operational control of PLI should take place over the next year.

Irish Lottery Deal Finalised

The consortium that will operate the Irish Lottery for a period of 20 years includes Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and An Post. If the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan sounds familiar then that could be because it owns the operator of the UK National Lottery games. The An Post organisation will be familiar to those in Ireland because it runs the postal service in the country.

Although the €405 million deal has had plenty of critics, lottery players themselves probably won’t notice much, if any, difference in the gaming experience. No changes have been announced concerning the games, the rules or the prize schedules, so it will be business as usual for the millions of fans who play week in and week out.

Whilst we’re on the subject, the Irish Lottery game is proving particularly popular right now thanks to a multi-rollover jackpot that is expected to be worth around €8 million this Wednesday 5th March. For players who want to take the Irish Lottery Statistics into consideration when purchasing their entries, the most overdue numbers at the time of writing are 25, 03, 41, 26, 22 and 04. Further information about those numbers – and everything else relating to the game – can be found by visiting

Written by Lottie McDonald

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