Sunday, March 11, 2012

Why the Irish Lottery is Worth Giving a Try!


The Irish Lottery was launched in 1986 and the first draw was made in the 23rd of March, 1987. The lottery was made to replace the Irish Sweepstakes. The Irish Lottery is managed and governed by the “An Post National Lottery Company” from the start until now. The main draws of this lottery are held twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday at night).The income from the sales of Irish Lottery are distributed to the prizes and social causes/programs. 

The Lotto is a 6/45 matrix in which a player selects six numbers from the 1 to 45 and he/she will win if the six numbers he/she plays for are drawn in any order. The Irish Lotto has a guaranteed starting jackpot of €2 million.

How to play:

·         Select six numbers from out from 1 to 45. 

·         Six main balls will be drawn and then an additional bonus ball is also selected. 

·         Winners of the Irish Lottery jackpot must match all six selections on their ticket. 

The average jackpot in Irish lottery is around €5 million. The highest recorded jackpot for Irish Lottery was achieved on 28th of July, 2007 amounting to €16,185,749. Winners of the Irish Lottery  get the cash prize free from taxes and usually comes in lump sum. Winners must claim their proceeds within 90 days after the draw date.

7 ways to win in the Irish Lotto:

Aside from the main jackpot, lotto players also have six more chances to win the prizes from Irish Lottery.

·        If your ticket matches all the six numbers in the draw, you win €2 million (as guaranteed pool).
·        If your ticket matches five ordinary numbers and the bonus number, you win €25,000
·        If your ticket matches five numbers, you win 5.38% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 4 numbers and the bonus number, you win 1.35% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 4 numbers, you win 8.30% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 3 numbers and the bonus number, you win 5.53% of the total amount of the prize pool
·        If your ticket matches 3 number, you win €5

 The Irish Lottery has 1 in 8 million winning odds and is regarded as one of the high chances in the world. The Irish lottery can be played outside Ireland  and through the internet. It is now possible to buy tickets online through Overseas Subscribers Agents (OSA).

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