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Irish LottoPlay Now
- Ticket Price Nil
- Country Ireland
- Jackpot Record £ 2,800,000
How to Play
The Irish Lotto is a 6/45 lottery with a bonus ball.
Players must choose 6 numbers from 1 to 45 and must purchase a minimum of 2 lines at a cost of 1.5 euros each. So the minimum cost to play the game is 3 euros.
The jackpot starts at a minimum of 2 million Euros, with a rollover each time it is not won.
License and Operation
The National Lottery is the state lottery of The Republic of Ireland. The National Lottery run 3 drawing games – Lotto, the trans-national Euromillions and the Daily Million.
Since 27th February 2014 The National Lottery license of Ireland has been owned by Premier Lotteries Ireland who purchased it from the Irish government during the 2013 financial crisis.
The flagship game of the National Lottery in Ireland is the Irish Lotto, which has been running since March 1988.
On 28th June 2008 the largest ever Lotto Jackpot of €18.9 million Euros was won by a syndicate of work colleagues. at a quarry and concrete plant in Bennekerry, Carlow.
In May 1992 the Irish Lotto was subjected to a “brute force” attack by a Dublin-based syndicate led by Polish businessman, Stefan Klincewicz. At the original cost of £0.50 per line, all combinations of tickets could be bought for £973,896. With the jackpot at £1.7 million, the syndicate tried to cover all possible results. They managed to buy 80% of the lines and eventually made a profit of £310,000 before costs!