Irish Lotto Help & FAQs

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Irish Lotto is the national lottery of Ireland which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at 19:55 GMT/BST (20:55 CET) in Ireland. You can place your bets on the outcome of this lottery with the chance of winning the same prizes, including the jackpot, no matter where you are in the world. Check out the questions about Irish Lotto below or contact us for more information.

How can I place bets on Irish Lotto?

All you need to do is navigate to our Irish Lottery page and select 6 numbers between 1 and 47. You may complete as many transactions as you wish, and to finalise your transaction, you will need to click on ‘Add to Cart’. Simple, right?

Is it possible to subscribe to Irish Lotto?

Yes, we do have the option for you to subscribe to Irish Lotto. You can choose this option before you finalise your transaction, and your numbers will be submitted for you in every draw.

How likely am I to win Irish Lotto?

Irish Lotto offers a total of 8 prize tiers with different odds of winning, and the prizes start from matching just 2 main numbers and the bonus ball. To win the jackpot, you need to match all 6 main numbers. In Irish Lotto, a bonus number is also drawn from the remaining 41 numbers, after the 6 numbers are chosen from the total of 47. The prize amounts, including the jackpot, depend on the number of tickets sold. If more than one person wins the jackpot, the amount is split between the winners. Have a look at the Irish Lotto prize table below.

Match Odds of Winning Prize*
6 1:10,737,573 Jackpot (min. €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. Jackpot.com 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 the prize pool for any given draw.

Are there minimum and maximum jackpot amounts in Irish Lotto?

The minimum Irish Lotto jackpot amount is €2 million, whereas the maximum jackpot is €18.9 million.

How can I check if I won an Irish Lotto prize?

If you win, we will let you know by sending you an email. However, you can still compare your numbers to the winning numbers which are on our Irish Lotto results page. We make sure that this page is updated after every draw. If you’re not sure which numbers you played, you can find these in your account. To win the Irish Lotto jackpot, you will need to match all 6 main numbers.

What happens if the jackpot is not won?

If a jackpot is not won in a particular Irish Lotto draw, it will continue to roll over, up to a maximum of €18.0 million, until someone wins.