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Irish Lotto Help & FAQ

Overview

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 £1.4m. In addition to this you can take the chance to win two more jackpots in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 games for just 50p 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 £1.4 million. The top prize on Lotto Plus 1 stands at £360k, while there’s a £180k jackpot available on the Plus 2 draw.

*Payouts will be determined by the euro to pound exchange rate at the time of winning.

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 50p for Irish Lotto +) you can take 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.

*Estimated returns shown are converted from Euro (€). Actual returns may differ from those shown and will be dependent on the amount of winners for each prize category and the exchange rate.

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 bet on the Irish Lotto main game costs just £2. You can enter the Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 draws for an additional 50p.

When does it take place?

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

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 audited by KPMG and fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. In order for us to retain this license we have to prove that we are able to make the required payments to our players should they win.

Smaller Payments

We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total stake sales.

Larger Payments

We take out policies with world leading insurers to cover larger payments.

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 bets. 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 £1.4 million. Also, for just 50p more, you can bet on 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.

What is a syndicate?

A syndicate, in the sense of betting on lotteries, is a group of people that combine their money in order to increase their chances of winning.

With the money that they pool together, they make multiple line bets together on the outcome of a lottery draw and share any prize money won.

The benefit of the Syndicate feature is that it lets you boost your chances of winning, allowing you to buy much more shares of numerous lottery line bets than a player would just making bets by themselves.

How do I enter a Syndicate?

  1. Select your chosen lottery and then click on the ‘Syndicates’ tab.
  2. Select the syndicate size you wish to enter.
  3. Choose how many shares you want.

How do Syndicates work?

When you go to the syndicates tab, you will see an image similar to the following:

The lines are the amount of lines that you will be betting on in this syndicate. In the case above, 168 lines — or 168 lotto bets — in total will be placed on the next jackpot draw. If any of these numbers result in winning a prize, then the prize money is paid out to you in accordance to the numbers of shares you bought.

The shares are the amount of shares that are available for this syndicate bet. IN the example in the image, 100 shares are available. You can purchase 1, 2 or 5 shares in total for this syndicate. If you buy 1 share of the possible 100, then you will receive 1/100th of the prize and so on.

So, if you select 1 share for a lottery with a jackpot of £100m and one of the lines in the syndicate won the jackpot, you would receive £1 million. If you selected 2 shares you would receive £2m and if you selected 5 shares you would receive £5m. There is also additional information about the syndicate, for example, in the case above, the 168 lines will be placed on the next draw and there is no automatic renewal.

How can I see my syndicate numbers?

When you place your syndicate bet, you can see your numbers by going to “My Account” in the top right hand corner, clicking on “My Activity” and then clicking on “My Syndicates”.

You will see a bet slip with a combination of numbers. These combination of numbers make up the total amount of lines that you have bought in your syndicate. These are the numbers that you use to check if you have won anything in the lottery draw.

You will also be emailed your lotto syndicate numbers via a confirmation email.

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