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Irish Lotto Odds of Winning

The Irish Lotto compares favourably with many other lotteries around the world, with a relatively good chance of bagging the top prize. The odds of winning the Irish Lotto jackpot, by matching six numbers correctly from 47, currently stand at 1 in 10,737,573.

This table shows the full breakdown of your chances of winning in each of the eight prize tiers offered in the main Lotto game:

Number Matched Average Prize* Odds of Winning
6 main numbers Jackpot (minimum of €2 million) 1 in 10,737,573
5 main numbers + Bonus Ball €100,000 1 in 1,789,596
5 main numbers €1,500 1 in 44,740
4 main numbers + Bonus Ball €150 1 in 17,896
4 main numbers €50 1 in 1 in 918
3 main numbers + Bonus Ball €25 1 in 688
3 main numbers €9 1 in 54
2 main numbers + Bonus Ball 3 Daily Million with Plus entry (2 lines) 1 in 72
The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 29

*These amounts reflect the average payouts and are not a guarantee of the minimum prize value. Actual prizes are dependent on ticket sales and the number of winners in each draw.

In the event that more than one player matches six main numbers to win the jackpot, the top prize will be split evenly among the winning ticket holders. So if two players won a €10 million jackpot, they would receive €5 million each.

Lotto Plus

Playing Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Plus 2 for an extra 2 increases your overall chance of winning to 1 in 10!

As both of these additional games also require players to select six numbers from 1 to 47, the odds of winning each prize tier are exactly the same as in the main Lotto draw. The key difference is that Lotto Plus prize values are fixed, meaning the amounts you can win are the same each week.

You can get more details on the prizes on offer in the tables below. There are eight ways to win with Irish Lotto Plus 1:

Number Matched Prize Odds of Winning
6 main numbers €500,000 1 in 10,737,573
5 main numbers + Bonus Ball €5,000 1 in 1,789,596
5 main numbers €500 1 in 44,740
4 main numbers + Bonus Ball €50 1 in 17,896
4 main numbers €20 1 in 1 in 918
3 main numbers + Bonus Ball €10 1 in 688
3 main numbers €3 1 in 54
2 main numbers + Bonus Ball €2 Daily Million entry (2 lines) 1 in 72

Irish Lotto Plus 2 then offers another eight opportunities to bag a prize.

Number Matched Prize Odds of Winning
6 main numbers €250,000 1 in 10,737,573
5 main numbers + Bonus Ball €2,500 1 in 1,789,596
5 main numbers €250 1 in 44,740
4 main numbers + Bonus Ball €25 1 in 17,896
4 main numbers €10 1 in 1 in 918
3 main numbers + Bonus Ball €5 1 in 688
3 main numbers €3 1 in 1 in 54
2 main numbers + Bonus Ball €2 Daily Million entry (2 lines) 1 in 72

Typically, jackpot winners do not have to share the top prize, so each player who matches all six main numbers will win the full 1 million/250,000. However, a prize fund limit of 3.5 million does apply to each draw, so on the rare occasion where this is exceeded payout amounts may be adjusted.