Irish Lotto Plus 2
Irish Lotto Plus 2 is one of the additional games which Irish Lotto players can enter in order to try and win great prizes. Draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, straight after the main Irish Lotto numbers are revealed, and there are awards of up to €250,000 on offer.
The game follows the same format as Irish Lotto Plus 1. Participants just have to opt in when they play Irish Lotto and pay a small additional fee of €1 per line, and they will automatically be entered into Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2 and the Lotto Plus Raffle. The initial six numbers selected for Irish Lotto, from a choice of 47, will be played in both Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2. It is therefore possible to win prizes in Irish Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 if some of the same numbers come out in all the different draws.
There are eight fixed prizes for Lotto Plus 2, starting with two free Quick Picks for a future Daily Million draw for matching two main numbers and the Bonus Ball. Anyone who matches all six main numbers will win €250,000. All the prizes are fixed amounts, so it does not matter how many other players win in the same tier. The set prizes are as follows:
|Prize Band||Prize Amount||Odds of Winning|
|Match 6||€250,000||1 in 10,737,573|
|Match 5 plus Bonus Ball||€2,500||1 in 1,789,596|
|Match 5||€250||1 in 44,740|
|Match 4 plus Bonus Ball||€25||1 in 17,896|
|Match 4||€10||1 in 918|
|Match 3 plus Bonus Ball||€5||1 in 688|
|Match 3||€3||1 in 54|
|Match 2 plus Bonus Ball||€2 Daily Million Quick Pick (2 lines)||1 in 72|
*The value of prizes may be adjusted in exceptional circumstances when the total Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 prizes exceed €5 million.
The jackpot for Irish Lotto Plus 2 was originally €200,000 when the game launched, but it was raised to €250,000 in 2006 when the ball pool for Irish Lotto and its supplementary games was increased.