Why Play Irish Lotto?
The Irish Lotto 6/47 is one of the most popular lotteries in Europe – and for good reason. Here is everything you need to know about Ireland’s national lottery!
Don’t let its size fool you.
The Irish Lotto might be small compared to American lotteries like US Powerball, but it has more than a few tricks up its sleeve!
Before you try your luck, here is everything you need to know about the Irish Lotto:
Irish Lotto Overview
The Irish Lotto 6/47 is Ireland’s National Lottery and is extremely popular across the country, with more than 2/3 of the adult population trying their luck every week.
The Irish Lotto is also a big supporter of charitable organizations across the country, with more than €4.4 billion donated till date to numerous youth, sports, welfare and health initiatives!
Irish Lotto Prizes
The Irish Lotto has been changing lives since its inception in 1988, with its average annual payout of approximately €121 million!
Players have the chance to win with 8 exciting prize categories, and prizes are given for matching as little as matching 2 main numbers and the bonus ball.
Irish Lotto Odds
When it comes to odds, it’s hard to find a better lottery than Ireland’s national lottery! Here’s why:
- It has impressive overall odds of 1 in 29 for winning any prize
- It has better jackpot odds than the other 6/49 lotteries, thanks to the Irish Lotto’s smaller number pool of 47
- Plus, there is also a 76% better chance of winning the Irish Lotto jackpot than there is the British Lotto – thanks again to its smaller number pool!
Irish Lotto Numbers
The most common numbers are 32, 2, 9, 3, and 4.
Whereas numbers that were least commonly drawn are 47, 46, 43, 45 and 44.
According to the stats, the most overdue numbers (excluding the bonus ball) are as follows 13, 36, 1, 14 and 25.
Winning the Irish Lotto Jackpot
Irish Lotto jackpots start at around an average of €6 million and can rollover to significant amounts. In fact, the record jackpot till date is €18.9 million.
So how does win the top prize? To win the jackpot, players must match all 6 main numbers. That’s it!
Irish Lotto Game Rules (How to Play)
For a lottery with amazing odds and payouts, it’s fitting that its game structure is simple and straightforward.
All players have to do is pick 6 numbers from a number pool of 1 – 47. Then, every Wednesday and Saturday, seven numbers are drawn from the pool, and the last number is a bonus ball.
So there you have it – everything you need to know about the Irish Lotto to give it a go at LottoExpress!
The current jackpot is at a solid €6 Million – and it could be yours if you play!
The LottoExpress Team
P.S – Fancy a free Irish Lotto ticket? Check out our Irish-American Combo where you can get a free Irish Lotto play, when you buy US Powerball and Mega Millions tickets!
Must be 18+ to play. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.