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Monday 26th September 2016
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How To Play Irish Lotto

Irish Lotto tickets can be purchased from authorised retailers in the Republic of Ireland or online wherever you are in the world. Players must buy at least two lines in an Irish Lotto draw and pick six numbers between 1 and 47 on each of their entries. Try out the Irish Lotto Number Generator if you are unsure about which numbers to select.

The game costs 2 per line to play and you must purchase a minimum of two lines at any one time, meaning that the minimum spend is 4. The game offers eight different prize tiers, from a 3 scratchcard for matching two main numbers plus the Bonus Ball up to the jackpot prize for matching all six numbers drawn. The Irish Lotto jackpot has a guaranteed minimum value of 2 million, but can quickly reach larger amounts due to rollovers and ticket sales. Since there is no jackpot cap, the top prize will continue rolling over from draw to draw until a player matches all six main numbers drawn.

Paying an extra 1 will give you entries to both Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2, where additional prizes can be won. Ticket holders keep the same numbers that they played in the main draw in order to win anything from a 1 scratchcard up to 500,000. There is also a Lotto Plus Raffle, with players who match the winning four-digit code each receiving 300.

By playing Irish Lotto online you will be notified of any win by email or, for players wanting to check immediately after the draw has taken place, you can visit the Irish Lotto Results page.