Irish Lotto

The Irish National Lottery replaced the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes in 1988 and since then has become a favourite game amongst lottery players, with an estimated two thirds of Irish adults playing regularly.

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Next Draw Wednesday 2nd

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Latest Results

Saturday 29th August 2015
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Visit the Irish Lottery website for Lotto prize breakdown and winner information including Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 results.

How to Play

The Irish Lottery game requires players to select six numbers from 1 to 45. Seven numbers are drawn, comprising of six main numbers and one bonus number. To win the jackpot, the player's selections must match all six numbers. Players can either choose their own numbers or opt for a Quick Pick, which will automatically generate a random set of numbers.

Draws take place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday, and there are seven prize tiers. The jackpot is guaranteed to be worth a minimum of €2 million, but rollovers generate jackpots of €5 million or more on a regular basis. The lower tier prizes on the Irish Lottery comprise of a combination of guaranteed and pari-mutuel prizes (which are calculated based on the number of tickets sold and divided between the number of winners in each tier).

The complete details of all seven prize tiers can be found in the table below:

Prize Tier How to Win Prize Odds of Winning
1 Match 6 Jackpot 1 in 8,145,060
2 Match 5 + Bonus Ball €25,000 1 in 1,357,510
3 Match 5 5.38% of Total Prize Pool 1 in 35,724
4 Match 4 + Bonus Ball 1.35% of Total Prize Pool 1 in 14,290
5 Match 4 8.30% of Total Prize Pool 1 in 772
6 Match 3 + Bonus Ball 5.53% of Total Prize Pool 1 in 579
7 Match 3 €5 1 in 48

The remainder of the prize pool (17.65%) is allocated to the Reserve Prize Pool.

A significant proportion of the money raised from Irish Lotto ticket sales is used to fund projects in the fields of recreation, culture, arts, sport and the promotion of the Irish language.

Irish EuroMillions Players

Irish EuroMillions players also have the opportunity to play an additional game called EuroMillions Plus, which gives players the chance of winning up to €500,000. To read more about this game, visit the EuroMillions Plus page.