Irish Lotto Help and FAQs

Betting on the Irish Lotto is much the same as participating in the lottery itself, however rather than buying a physical ticket, you are betting on the outcome of the draw. Below is a list of FAQs related to the draw - if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

How to bet on Irish Lotto

Placing a bet on the Irish Lotto is simple, just select 6 numbers between 1-47.

Where and when do the Irish Lotto draws take place?

The draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Ireland at 19:55 GMT/BST. Whilst players pick 6 numbers, during the draw a bonus number is selected which helps to determine some of the prizes. See the latest results here.

How do I win?

There are 8 prize tiers with awards paid for matching anything from 2 main numbers and the bonus ball. The prize amount including the jackpot are determined on ticket sales. If there are multiple winners for any given prize tier the amount is split between the players. The jackpot starts at €2 million and rolls over to a maximum of €18.9 million.
Match Odds of Winning Prize*
6 1:10,737,573 Jackpot (minimum guaranteed €2 million)
5 + Bonus 1:1,789,596 €100,000**
5 1:44,740 €1,500**
4 + Bonus 1:17,896 €150**
4 1:918 €50**
3 + Bonus 1:688 €25**
3 1:54 €9**
2 + Bonus 1:72 €3
* The amounts shown above have been taken from the official Irish Lotto prize breakdown. prize amounts are calculated in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
** Prize value may vary significantly depending on the number of winners and the amount accumulated in prize pool for any given draw.

What happens if I win?

We will notify you via email and the prize money will be transferred to your account as soon as possible.

Can I subscribe to Irish Lotto?

Yes! Once you have selected your lucky numbers, you can select the ‘Subscribe’ option and we’ll enter your bet automatically. We want to make betting on the Irish Lotto as effortless and easy for you.

What’s the biggest jackpot in Irish Lotto history?

€18.9 million jackpot was won on 28th June 2008.

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