Ireland - Lotto Information

Guess Range 6/47
Hosted in Ireland
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Ireland - Lotto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6 1:10,737,573
2 Prize 5+1 1:1,789,595
3 Prize 5 1:44,740
4 Prize 4+1 1:17,895
5 Prize 4 1:917
6 Prize 3+1 1:688
7 Prize 3 1:55

Ireland - Lotto Information

The Ireland Lotto leads Europe’s national lotto games with impressive prizes and exceptional winning odds throughout the prize division.

Ireland Lotto History

The first modern lottery in Ireland was formed in April 1988 by the National Irish Lottery organization. The Ireland Lotto has changed formats and guess ranges multiple times throughout its 24 years, constantly working to improve players’ winning odds and increase the prizes offered. Since its inception, Ireland Lotto has raised over €3.6 billion to benefit Irish society.  

Ireland Lotto's highest jackpot was €18,963,441, collected in June 2008 by a group of 16 employees at a concrete factory. Although this remains Ireland Lotto's highest jackpot, the largest single win occurred when only one ticket matched the six winning numbers for a €16,717,717 jackpot in April 2010.

Ireland Lotto Rules

To enter the Ireland Lotto, select 6 numbers out of a guess range of 1-47. During the drawing, a seventh number, called the bonus number, is drawn. This number cannot contribute towards a jackpot prize, but does entitle players to various secondary prizes in Ireland Lotto's 6 secondary prize categories. Visit our Lottery Information pages for more about lotteries from around the world.

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Winning the Ireland Lotto

Players must successfully match 6/47 number draws to win the Ireland Lotto jackpot. Players who match 3, 4, or 5 numbers, with or without the bonus number will receive one of the 6 secondary prizes. Ireland Lotto’s winnings are all tax-free and only available in a cash, lump sum payment. The Ireland Lotto has favorable winning odds, giving players a 1 in 10 million chance at the jackpot and a 1 in 45 chance of taking home a secondary prize. The lottery’s largest jackpot to date was €18,963,441, split between 16 coworkers at an Irish concrete plant in 2008.

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Ireland Lotto Anecdotes

Good Fortune --In March 2010, Mark Furlong from County Waterford, Ireland, won a €2.8 Million Ireland Lotto jackpot. Furlong later told the public that he owed his luck to a fortune teller on the seashore. Nine years before, he had paid a fortune teller for a “lucky dip”, asking her to predict his lucky lottery numbers. The fortune teller gave Mark six number which he used since in the Ireland Lotto. Nine years later, he realized how lucky these numbers were!

Learn About Lotto Ireland Draws

The luck of the Irish has rubbed off on Lotto Ireland, endowing it with a bonus number that doubles the amount of ways to win. Owing to the lottery's narrow guess range, the Ireland Lotto Results are likely to come up in your favour! The lottery is so popular that two-thirds of Irish adults enter their lottery numbers in Ireland Lottery!