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Top 5 Reasons to Bet on the Irish Lottery

The Irish Lotto is one of the most popular lotteries with UK punters, so what exactly is so great about this lottery from the Emerald Isle?  

1. High Minimum Jackpot

Every time you bet on the Irish Lotto you stand a chance of winning or sharing in a minimum jackpot of €2 million (£1.4 million). This means that for every single draw you have got the chance of making yourself into a millionaire. Plus, with Lottoland you are able to use the Double Jackpot feature to double the existing top prize.

2. Draws Twice a Week

Unlike EuroMillions or Oz Lotto which only have one draw every week, the Irish Lotto has 2 draws, on Wednesday and Saturday. That means more opportunity to win, but it also means that if the jackpot isn’t won, the big prize can get higher faster. Some people like to wait for larger jackpots before making a bet, and the Irish lottery jackpot can get bigger, faster.

3. No Maximum Jackpot

Speaking of increasing jackpots, another point in favour of the Irish lottery is the fact there is no cap on how big the jackpot can get.  Combine that with the fact that there are those two draws a week, and you have the potential for some major jackpots. The biggest jackpot ever won on the Irish Lotto was €18.9 million, won by a syndicate in 2008. When you take the odds of a win into consideration that makes the Irish Lotto a great value lottery bet.

4. Extra Draws – Lotto Plus 1 and 2

One of the great features of the Irish Lotto are the extra draws which take place beside the main draw. Why so great? Because it only costs an extra 50p to bet on the Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 draws alongside the main draw single line bet of £2. There is £360K to win on the Plus 1 draw and £180k on the Plus 2 draw. A pretty good deal for a total of just £2.50!

5. Generous Lottery Odds

When you bet on the Irish Lotto you have a 1 in 10,737,573 chance of winning the jackpot. This compare favourably with a lot of other lotteries such as the French Lotto (1:19,068,840); Mega-Sena (1 : 50,063,860); MegaMillions (1 : 258,890,850) or SuperEnalotto (1 : 622,614,630). The chance of winning any prize from the Irish Lotto is a very good value 1 in 29.

That makes five very good reasons to bet on the Irish Lotto this week. Why not try your luck and see why so many Brits love the Irish Lottery!