Ireland - Lotto
The Irish National Lotto is an exciting, simple to learn lottery game that is played twice each week. Jackpots begin at a very generous €2 million. This high stakes lotto game pays out in tax-free lump sums, which means you get to keep 100% of your cash and it arrives right away rather than in long payments! Pick up your tickets today and you’ll see why a whopping two-thirds of Ireland’s population plays the National Lottery.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The Irish National Lotto operates on a 6/45 matrix. Players select six numbers from 1 to 45. Match all six numbers and you are the huge jackpot winner! There are also prizes for matching up fewer than six numbers. Match only three numbers and you still win a prize! The odds of winning the grand prize jackpot are 1 in 8.14 million. The odds of winning any prize in the Irish National Lotto are only 1 in 45.
Lottery Security And Results
Ireland’s Ministry of Finance oversees An Post, the lottery’s operator, to ensure fair and reasonable gaming practices are in place. The first major jackpot in the National Lotto was €9.5 million in 1996. The record was trumped in 2008 when a group of co-workers won a whipping €18.9 million!
In 1986 Ireland created the National Lottery Act. The organization that runs Ireland’s postal system also developed the An Post National Lottery Company. This company runs all lottery affairs. One year later the Irish Lottery sold its first ticket. Today there are eleven games in the lottery system and the National Lottery is by far the most popular. The Minister of Finance determines where the proceeds go. Over the years funds were given out to welfare projects, national heritage and the arts.
The Irish National Lotto pays out big prizes twice each week. When a jackpot isn’t won the prize rolls over to the next drawing which means even bigger cash is up for grabs! For best odds be sure to play each Wednesday and Saturday! Get on board with Ireland’s National Lotto and maybe you can have the luck of the Irish! Keep in mind the winnings may be tax free but the country is facing serious economic turmoil presently so the security of your jackpot is somewhat diminished as well.