The Irish lottery is gaining popularity due to it’s high payout percentage of over 50% of it’s ticket sales income. The rest of the income is used for good causes so purchasing an Irish lottery ticket benefits the winners and other good causes.
Previously known as the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes, this lottery has grown considerably in popularity due to it’s higher than average chance of winning. It has also been known as the 6/42 and more recently, 6/45 which reflects the numbers in the game which have to be matched.
How to Play the Irish Lottery
The Irish lottery is just as straightforward as any other lottery to play. You simply need to select six main numbers from 1 to 45. Although you choose six, seven numbers are actually drawn, one of which is a Bonus Ball.
In order to win the Irish lottery jackpot, you must match all your six balls with the first six drawn on Wednesday and Saturday nights. You have around a 1 in 8 million chance of doing this and, whilst this seems very small, it’s actually quite a bit higher than most other lotteries!
The jackpot is never lower than €2 Million (Euros) and frequently rolls over to much larger amounts. There are also several lower prizes which take into account the Bonus Ball where for exampl, matching 5 numbers and the bonus ball guarantees you a minimum €25,000. With numbers like these, it’s easy to see why the Irish lottery is so popular.
Where to buy your Irish Lottery Tickets
This is a fantastic lottery that can be played from most countries worldwide. You can purchase your tickets from the comfort of your own home simply by clicking on the banner above to proceed to the Lotter’s secure online ticket ordering service.
The internet makes purchasing easy, convenient and secure and you can purchase and receive your Irish Lottery numbers within a few minutes.
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