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Despite being fairly new in Ireland, with the first game launching as
recently as 1988, lottery games are hugely popular and are now a major part
of Irish life. Collectively known as The Irish National Lottery, all games
are run by Premier Lotteries Ireland, which currently holds the government
licence to operate lottery games across the country. As well as being
popular locally, Irish lottery games are also widely played across the
United Kingdom, both online and via bookmakers.
Lotto is the primary national lottery game and was the first lottery to be
launched in 1988. Entry is relatively inexpensive at just €2.00 per ticket,
with players choosing two sets of numbers.
Players can also go for the Lotto Plus option for an additional €1.00,
which grants entry into three additional games featuring jackpots up to
Daily Million draws are held twice a day, with tickets costing €1.00 each.
Unusually, for a game with such regular draws, Daily Million also has a
secondary game called Daily Million Plus for an extra €0.50. The Daily
Million Plus jackpot is €500,000, with each draw having a total jackpot
pool of €1,500,000!
Ireland is one of nine countries that participate in the transnational
Euromillions game, and while Euromillions has far longer odds than other
lotteries available in Ireland, players are attracted by its huge jackpots
and the variety of secondary prizes.
Players can also enter Euromillions Plus for the chance to win a €500,000
jackpot following each Euromillions draw.
The below table provides an overview of the schedule for each Irish lottery
The biggest Lotto jackpot wins to date are:
The biggest Euromillions jackpot won by an Irish ticket holder was
€175,475,380 in February 2019.
No, but overseas players should check local tax laws to see if they need to
declare winnings for tax purposes at home.
Contact information for each Irish lottery operator is listed below.
Tickets for all games are available from authorized retailers across
Ireland or from the official Irish National Lottery website and app.
Yes, players can enter all games online via lottery agent websites, with
players in the United Kingdom able to play Daily Million online and
in-store with certain bookmakers.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play Irish lotteries.
Players have up to 90 days to claim prizes, which are always paid out as
lump sums (all games).
Premier Lotteries Ireland distributes the proceeds of its games to numerous
good causes across Ireland via the Irish government. While Premier
Lotteries Ireland and the Irish government proactively seek good causes to
whom they can provide funding, organizations can also apply for funding via
the official website.