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 Irish Lotto Rules

Main Irish Lotto Rules

Players enter the Irish Lotto with six numbers from a guess range of 1 to 47. On the official draws, which take place biweekly on Wednesday and Saturdays, six numbers are selected first. Then, an additional number is drawn, which is important for the secondary prizes.

The Irish Lotto offers a total of eight prize categories. To win the grand jackpot, players must guess all six of the main numbers. Five of the main numbers and the bonus number will earn them the second prize, while five of the numbers alone will qualify them for the third prize.

Irish Lotto Jackpot

All about the Irish Lotto Jackpot

Similar to the formats used for the US Powerball lottery and the Mega Millions, the Irish Lotto jackpot starts out at a minimum amount of €2 million and then, with each draw when it is not won, it gets bigger and bigger. At the moment, the jackpot cap for the Irish Lotto is €18.96 million. In the event that the top prize reaches the cap but there are no winners in that draw, the additional amount will be added to the prize pool for the next prize tier.

The Irish National Lottery offers players some of the best winning odds out there. In fact, 1 in 29 players is guaranteed to win a prize in this amazing lottery. As for the odds of winning the Irish Lotto jackpot, they stand at 1 in 10,737,573. This is extremely reassuring when compared to the 1 in 292,201,338 chance of winning the US Powerball or the 1 in 139,838,160 chance of scoring the EuroMillions jackpot .

 Benefits of Irish Lotto Syndicates

The Benefits of Irish Lotto Syndicates

When playing the Irish Lotto as part of a syndicate, the players’ odds of winning are increased even more because they go in with a larger number of tickets. If 1 in 29 tickets is a winner, then going in as part of a syndicate offers an excellent chance at being a winner.

Moreover, if more than one ticket in the syndicate is a winner, then the members will split the collective winnings generated by the tickets. Another amazing advantage of playing syndicates is the accessible price of this play option. For a minimal investment, players can increase their odds of winning considerably.

 Irish Lotto Syndicate Winners

The Biggest Irish Lotto Syndicate Winners

The current record for the Irish Lotto jackpot stands at €18,9 million. This amazing prize was won back in 2008 by a syndicate of 16 coworkers from a quarry and concrete plant from Bennekerry, Carlow. Their huge prize made all of them millionaires and gave them a chance at an entirely new life.

Syndicates are an amazing play option for the Irish Lotto because the game offers such excellent winning odds. But businessman Stefan Klincewicz took things to an entirely new level when together with his syndicate he managed to buy out almost 80 % of all the possible combinations of numbers back in 1992.

They invested almost £820,000 in lottery tickets hoping to win all the prizes in the game. While they did achieve their goal, there were two other jackpot winners for that draw, which left them with a profit of £310,000 before taxes.