Irish Lottery

The Irish National Lottery began gaming operations in 1987. Since then, it has expanded its repertoire of games to include Lotto drawings, television bingo, televised game shows, and participation in the transnational EuroMillions lottery.

Quick Facts
Game Type 6/47
First Draw March 23, 1987
Draw Schedule Wednesday and Saturday 7:57 pm
Draw Venue Broadcast live on RTE
Biggest Jackpot €19,060,800 on January 15, 2022
Biggest Individual Winner/Payout €19,060,800 on January 15, 2022

The jackpot is never lower than €2,000,000 and is frequently worth in excess of €5,000,000.00. On October 2021 the record jackpot was capped at €19,060,800 & it remained the same jackpot until the Must-Win Draw on January 15, 2022 wherein ONE WINNER took home the record-breaking lotto jackpot.

The Irish Lottery is surprisingly easy to win. With better odds of winning than your typical big lottery, the Irish Lottery only requires you to pick 6 numbers from 1 to 47, and match the numbers drawn on Wednesday and Saturday draws. Learn how to use a mathematical formula that pumps out wins and lowers your chances of loss.

The Irish National Lottery pays out more than 50% of its funds in prize money. The balance is used to fund projects in Ireland in the areas of health, sport, recreation, arts, culture, and national heritage.

All cash prizes won in are paid as tax-free lump sums, and must be claimed within 90 days of the applicable drawing dates.

8 Ways To Win

This is the Percentage Share of the Prize Money You Win If Some or All of Your Numbers Are Drawn.

Prize Pool Matching Numbers Percentage Payout
Total Prize Pool (€)
Division 1 Match 6 Numbers Jackpot (minimum guaranteed €2 million)
Division 2 Match 5 + Bonus Number €100,000
Division 3 Match 5 Numbers €1,500
Division 4 Match 4 + Bonus Number €150
Division 5 Match 4 Numbers €50
Division 6 Match 3 + Bonus Number €25
Division 7 Match 3 Numbers €9
Division 8 Match 2 + Bonus €3 Daily Million Plus Quick Pick
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Estimated Jackpot: US$ 525 Million
Next Available Draw: Friday, February 23, 2024
04:00 AM GMT-05:00
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