When the Irish Lottery launched in 1986 it was brought in to replace the Irish Sweepstakes. Ireland was looking for a new way to raise money for good causes and the new lottery seemed the perfect way to do so. Run by the An Post National Lottery Company since it's launch, the main Irish Lotto draws takes place twice weekly - every Wednesday and Saturday evening - creating regular millionaires and raising hundreds of millions for good causes across Ireland.
While a percentage of money from the Irish Lottery sales goes back into the prizes, the rest goes to raise money for areas such as Sport, health and welfare, recreation, Irish heritage and the arts.
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Irish Lottery News
Couple Claims €500,000 EuroMillions Plus Prize
A lucky couple from County Kildare were shocked beyond belief when they discovered that they had won the top EuroMillions Plus prize of €500,000. The married couple, who claimed their prize last week, only found out about their win after checking their tickets a week after the draw.
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About the Irish Lottery
To play Irish Lottery you must choose six numbers from the possible 45. In the draw, six main balls are selected and then an extra bonus ball, to win the Irish Lottery jackpot, you must match all six selections on your lottery ticket to the first six balls out in the draw. The odds of winning the main Irish Lotto Jackpot are around 1 in 8 million, a much better chance than with many other lottery draws around the world.
The Irish Lottery was one of the first ever lottery draws to be gambled on by players outside the country where the lottery is played. Betting shops in the UK and many other countries have been offering Irish Lottery Betting for years but while that saw some big winners, players were not actually buying tickets but betting on the results of the draw.
With the advent of the internet, all this changed. There is no need to bet on which lottery numbers will be called, as you can now play this lottery online, no matter where you are in the world. There's no need at all to even enter a bookmakers and buying lottery tickets online for the Irish Lottery is actually easier than popping to the shop for your own local draw.
Whether you're an individual lottery player, or a syndicate who just want to increase your chances of an Irish Lottery win, playing online has never been easier and with regular rollovers, some big jackpots and better odds than many lottery draws around the world it's easy to see why online players are flocking to play The Irish Lottery.
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How to Buy Irish Lottery Tickets
Buying an Irish Lottery Ticket online is one of the easiest ways to play any lottery draw online and is one of the safest and most convenient ways of playing the Irish Lottery. When you buy tickets online for Ireland's Lottery you don't have to have any worries about losing your tickets and most sellers will even let you know if you are a lucky winner.
All you have to do is buy tickets online for the next lotto draw, it takes just a few clicks and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Then check our Irish lottery results main page every Wednesday and Saturday evening after the draw. If you're a winner, the prize is yours, even if you're buying tickets online from another country.
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