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Irish Lotto

Irish Lotto draws take place on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at around 8pm GMT and offers regular 7-figure jackpots in the main draw as well as various cash prizes in the Lotto Plus draws. The Irish Lotto jackpot starts at €2 million and has been known to reach highs of nearly €19 million. Find out everything you need to know about playing the Irish Lotto below.

How to Play

When playing the Irish Lotto from Australia you will need to play through an online service such as Jackpot.com. This service, which is heavily regulated, allows you to place bets on which numbers you think will be numbers drawn.

The payouts are exactly the same as if you had bought a ticket in Ireland. To get started, follow this easy guide of how to play online:

Wednesday's Irish Lotto Jackpot:
$31 Million!*

Prize Divisions and Odds of Winning

To win Irish Lotto jackpot your 6 numbers must match the winning numbers drawn. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 10,737,573. There are seven other prize divisions in which you can win a prize. To win Irish Lotto jackpot your 6 numbers must match the winning numbers drawn. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 10,737,573. There are seven other prize divisions in which you can win a prize.

The following table shows the prize amounts awarded along with the odds of winning each prize:

Division Numbers Matched Average Prize Amount Odds of Winning
1 6 Main Numbers Jackpot (Minimum €2 Million 1 in 10,737,573
2 5 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball €100,000 1 in 1,789,596
3 5 Main Numbers €1,500 1 in 44,740
4 4 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball €150 1 in 17,896
5 4 Main Numbers €50 1 in 918
6 3 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball €25 1 in 688
7 3 Main Numbers €9 1 in 54
8 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball €3 Daily Million with Plus Entry (2 Lines) 1 in 72
Overall, your chances of winning an Irish Lotto prize are 1 in 29

Additional Draws

On top of the main game, players can opt to enter the Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2 and Lotto Plus Raffle draws for an extra €1. These additional games are drawn at the same time as the main draw and create a range of extra prizes. It is not possible to play only one of the Lotto Plus games – when entering you receive two lines of 6 numbers and two raffle plus numbers.

Biggest Winners

The biggest ever Irish Lotto win came in 2008 by a syndicate of 16 workers from a concrete plant in Co Carlow. The group won €18.9 million (just over €1.1 million each) from a €32 Quick Pick. There hasn’t been a win of this since in Irish Lotto since, the closest was in 2021 when a single ticket holder took home €16.7 million. There is no information about the winner as they decided to remain anonymous.