Irish Lotto Prizes

Irish lotto is popular with players all over the world due to its favourable odds of winning a multimillion-euro prize by matching all six main numbers drawn. the second prize tier, with an average payout of €100,000 for matching five numbers and the bonus ball, is also attractive to anyone looking for a decent return on their stake. here is a breakdown of your odds of winning in each prize tier:

Match Prize Odds of Winning
6 Numbers Jackpot 1 in 10,737,573
5 Numbers + Bonus Ball Estimated €100,000 1 in 1,789,596
5 Numbers Varies 1 in 44,740
4 Numbers + Bonus Ball Varies 1 in 17,896
4 Numbers Varies 1 in 918
3 Numbers + Bonus Ball Varies 1 in 688
3 Numbers Estimated €9 1 in 54
2 Numbers + Bonus Ball €3 Scratchcard 1 in 72
The odds of winning any Irish Lotto prize are 1 in 29

The base jackpot stands at €2 million, although it often rises far above that amount due to regular rollovers. The biggest prize in the game’s history was €18.9 million, which was won by one ticket belonging to a syndicate of 16 quarry workers from County Carlow in June 2008.