Irish Lotto Help & FAQ

Overview Ireland

The Irish Lotto takes place every Wednesday and Saturday night, costs €2, offers excellent odds of winning any prize of just 1 in 29 and boasts minimum jackpots of €2 million. In addition to this you can take the chance to win two more jackpots in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 games for just 50c more!

You can bet on the outcome of this draw with us and win all the same prizes.

How do I pick my numbers?

Simply choose 6 numbers from 1–47. You can also choose your numbers randomly by selecting our QuickPick (Quick+1) option.

You can also enter the Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Irish Lotto Plus 2 draws by ticking the Irish Lotto + box located directly under the main game slip. The same numbers you selected in the main game will be entered in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws.

How does the draw work?

Six numbers and an additional bonus number are drawn from a drum containing numbered balls from 1–47 in the main draw.

The Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws take place immediately after the main draw with six main numbers and a bonus number drawn in each.

How do I win the Jackpot?

Jackpots in the main game, Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws, are won when a player matches all six main numbers.

How much can I win?

The main game jackpot is a minimum of €2 million. The top prize on Lotto Plus 1 stands at €380k, while there’s a €250k jackpot available on the Plus 2 draw.

What are the chances of winning the jackpot?

The chances of winning the main jackpot are very reasonable compared to most lotteries at just 1 in 10.7 million. As the Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws follow the same format, the odds of winning the top prize on each are also the same.

That means, for just €2.50 (€2 for your main game entry and 50c for both Plus games) you get the chance to win three jackpots.

Can you explain the different prize tiers available?

You will find tables detailing Prize Category, Winning Odds and the Estimated Returns for the Irish Lotto and Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 games below.

Irish Lotto
Prize Category Winning Odds Estimated Returns
6 numbers 1 in 10,737,573 €1,400,000
5 numbers + bonus 1 in 1,789,596 €73,000
5 numbers 1 in 44,740 €1,100
4 numbers + bonus 1 in 17,896 €110
4 numbers 1 in 918 €36
3 numbers + bonus 1 in 688 €18
3 numbers 1 in 54 €7
2 numbers + bonus 1 in 72 €2
Irish Lotto Plus 1
Prize Category Winning Odds Estimated Returns
6 numbers 1 in 10,737,573 €360,000
5 numbers + bonus 1 in 1,789,596 €3,600
5 numbers 1 in 44,740 €360
4 numbers + bonus 1 in 17,896 €36
4 numbers 1 in 918 €14
3 numbers + bonus 1 in 688 €7
3 numbers 1 in 54 €2
Irish Lotto Plus 2
Prize Category Winning Odds Estimated Returns
6 numbers 1 in 10,737,573 €182,000
5 numbers + bonus 1 in 1,789,596 €1,800
5 numbers 1 in 44,740 €182
4 numbers + bonus 1 in 17,896 €18
4 numbers 1 in 918 €7
3 numbers + bonus 1 in 688 €3

How much does it cost?

A single line in the Irish Lotto main game costs just €2. You can enter the Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws for an additional 50c.

When does it take place?

The Irish Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at around 8pm.

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

How will I know if I have won?

Winners will receive an e-mail confirmation. Any person who wins a sum of over €10,000 will receive a phone call informing them and congratulating them on their win.

How long do I have to claim my winnings?

You have a period of no longer that 12 weeks from the winning date to claim your winnings.

Are my winnings tax free?

You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

We are fully licensed by the Irish National Excise Licence Office (Reference number 1011284) and the Gibraltar Government. In order for us to retain these licenses we have to prove that we are able to make the required payments to our players should they win.

At Lottoland you bet on the outcome of the official draw, giving you the exact same customer experience as if you were playing the official lottery.

Smaller Payments
We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total ticket sales.

Larger Payments
We take out policies with world leading insurers, including Lloyds of London, to cover larger payments, typically those in excess of €5m. A portion of the price you pay when purchasing a ticket goes towards these policies.

What is a subscription?

The subscription feature allows you to set up a running line or lines for a given lottery draw. Lottery subscriptions will save you time and ensure that you never miss your chance to win that big jackpot. Just select the subscription option prior to purchasing your line to set up your running line/s. You can cancel your subscription at anytime.

Why should I participate in the Irish Lotto

The Irish Lotto offers very reasonable odds of winning the top prize and boasts minimum jackpots of at least €2 million. Also, for just 50c more, you can take the chance to win two more jackpots in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 games. Irish Lotto also offers excellent odds of winning any prize of just 1 in 29.

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