With draws every Wednesday and Saturday night, Ireland Lotto is so popular in its home nation that two-thirds of Irish adults enter every draw! The popularity of the game could be something to do with its exceptional odds. The odds of winning Ireland’s Lotto jackpot are 1 in 11 million. This compares with 1 in 76 million for Australian Powerball and 1 in 45 million for Oz Lotto. Also, like many of the world’s lotteries, Ireland’s Lotto jackpot rolls over if not won. As a result, there are some fantastic jackpots with its biggest jackpot win on record of €18,963,441 (approx. $27 million) won in 2008.
How to Play
For Ireland Lotto, six main numbers are drawn from a machine containing 47 balls numbered from 1 to 47. A bonus number is also drawn that act as a supplementary number. Although the bonus number doesn’t contribute to the jackpot prize, it does help players with division 2 onward. In order to win the jackpot, a player must match all of the six main numbers, regardless of the bonus number.
Prizes are paid tax-free.
Odds of Winning
Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 55, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 10,737,573.
You can play Irish Lotto at www.thelotter.com