Irish Lotto Rules
The Irish Lotto is a 6/47 game with a Bonus ball plus two extra games – Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2. Draws are held each Wednesday and Saturday night at 8pm.
To bet simply pick six numbers from a range of 1 to 47 or use a randomly selected Quick Pick. To increase your chances of winning enable the Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 option.
Irish Lotto Rules at a Glance
You must be 18 years old or older to bet on.
A minimum of two lines must be played when entering the official Irish Lotto jackpot. However, with Lottoland you can bet with just one line, saving you money.
Ticket sales close 15 minutes before each draw.
Prizes must be claimed within 90 days although at Lottoland all winnings will be paid automatically into your account and you will be notified by email or by email and phone for a bigger win.
Bet on the Irish Lotto and Win Big
The Irish Lotto offers a minimum jackpot of approximately £1.72 million and a maximum jackpot of around £16 million. This jackpot cap is based upon the Irish Lotto's current record jackpot (€18.96 million) from 2008. It can be assumed, however, that this cap is only temporary, as the lottery has stated that their goal is to have increasingly larger jackpots in the future.
Once upon a time such jackpots were only available to those who had purchased an Irish Lotto ticket in Ireland. Now, thanks to Lottoland, who are fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and underwritten by major insurers, British players can legally bet on the results of the Irish Lotto and win the full jackpot amount.
Win More with the New-look Irish Lotto
In September 2015 the Irish Lotto got a serious makeover, its biggest in years. This included some major changes to the format specially designed to make it easier to win even bigger jackpots and prizes.
The Irish lottery still boasts some of Europe's best jackpots and overall prize odds. (You're more than four times more likely – a difference of over 30 million –to hit the Irish Lotto jackpot than you are to win on the UK Lottery.)
The second tier prize has also been increased significantly, along with your overall chances of winning a prize.
UK players also have a considerable advantage over Irish players since, when you buy an Irish Lotto ticket, you have to bet on a minimum of two lines. If you sign up with Lottoland, however, you have the option to bet with a single line for just £2 and add the optional Lotto Plus features for just 50p – giving you three chances to win big cash prizes for just £2.50 total!
You can also increase your odds of winning by betting on less numbers rather than the full 6 with Lottoland’s Irish Lotto Pick N’ Win Game.