10 August 2016

The Lotto Guide Part Three

How To Play & Win The Lotto

Welcome back to part three of our guide to playing the Lotto. In this, part three of the series, we're going to get down into the nuts and bolts of the game with information about the games rules and other advice on how to play the Lotto, plus advice and tips on how to win.

How To Play & Win The Lotto

Running since 1988 the Lotto is still Ireland's most popular lottery game, and remains a firm favourite at Lottoland with foreign players too. Though perhaps it's been a while since you've played the game and need a refresher, or perhaps you've never played the game before in your life and you're wondering how it works. Then again you might be a die-hard Lotto fan looking for some winning tips from a company who knows lotteries inside out.

Whichever description suits you best you'll find all the details you need here. Be sure, also, to check out our last two articles on Irish Lotto numbers and Irish Lotto odds.

How To Play The Irish Lotto

The Irish lotto rules are very simple; just pick six numbers from a range of 1 to 47 – easy!

Guess all six correctly and you'll win the jackpot.

A bonus ball is also drawn which affects four of the eight available prize tiers.

The draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm so you've got two chances per week to win.

Finally, for just an extra 50c, you can also enter the Lotto Plus 1 & 2 games giving you two extra chances to win big.

How To Win The Irish Lotto

Consistency is key – the odds of winning the Lotto are stacked quite high, but the more times you enter the greater the probability. The Lotto gives you two chances to enter per week, which also has the advantage of creating large, rolling jackpots. 

Entering the bonus Lotto Plus 1 and 2 games also increase your chances of winning – admittedly not as much as the main game, but then a windfall of a few hundred thousand is not to be sneezed at either, huh?

Of course, as we always say, your best chance of winning, and of ensuring your wins aren't shared, comes from using quick picks. This way you get fully-random numbers that are far less likely to be shared with other players.

This also has the added bonus of being much quicker and convenient – just press the Quick+1 button and you're good to go!

Now you know you can still pick more than just six numbers, right?

Well you can if you play with Lottoland. We let you pick up to seven extra numbers in what's known as a "system bet". Basically up to thirteen numbers can be picked and all those numbers are entered on your behalf, in multiple combinations – think of it like having a big stack of lottery tickets instead of just one.

Of course this means the option is more expensive, but, in probability terms, it does give you a much better chance of winning a prize.  

Try It Tonight!

Now is the perfect moment to try out what you've learned – especially since the Lotto jackpot is worth €8.5 million. 

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