Results for Saturday, 23 May 2020
|6 Numbers||0 x||€3,272,322.00|
|5 Numbers + Bonus Number||1 x||€96,007.00|
|5 Numbers||19 x||€1,773.00|
|4 Numbers + Bonus Number||49 x||€173.00|
|4 Numbers||931 x||€59.00|
|3 Numbers + Bonus Number||1.248 x||€29.00|
|3 Numbers||15.957 x||€10.00|
|2 Numbers + Bonus Number||12.481 x||€3.00|
Next draw on Wednesday, 27 May 2020
About the Irish Lotto
Much like the lotto played in other countries, the Irish National Lottory offers participants an opportunity to become an instant millionaire. Aside from the Irish Lotto super jackpot game, participants are also encouraged to play the Euro-millions game, the Daily Million game and a variety of scratch card games as well as special jackpot games. Originally called the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes, The Irish National Lottery got its current name in 1988.
More About the Irish Lottery
The Irish Lottery has it's drawings every Wednesday and Saturday nights. Approximately 50% of all collected proceeds are returned to players in the form of a super jackpot plus consolation prizes. The remaining 50% of the process are used to fund some of Ireland's most important infrastructure projects. Participant will also be happy to know that a small portion of the proceeds are given to a variety of charitable causes.
The Irish Lottery game ticket consists of numbers ranging between 1 and 47. Six ping pong balls are drawn at random to determine the drawing's winning numbers. A seventh bonus ball is drawn to to make things a little more exciting. The player is required to hit a minimum of two numbers to claim at least a consolation prize. The super jackpot winner is required to all six primary numbers. The Irish Lottery has a minimum guaranteed Jackpot of €2 million and rolls up from there if the jackpot is not won. In the event that more than one player matches all six of the main numbers to win the jackpot, the top prize will be split evenly among the winning ticket holders. The price per ticket is €2 and each participant must play a minimum of two tickets per drawing for a total investment of €4. Participants can play as many tickets as they want, but must abide by certain guidelines discussed below. For an additional 50c, participants get an automatic entry into the Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2 and the Lotto Raffle games.
All participants must be 18 years of age or older and come from a country that allows residents to gamble online. All winners must provide proof of identification and residency. All winnings are tax free and made available to the winners with 48 hours of the drawing.
The Odds and Pay Table
Based on 47 numbers, the odds of hitting all 6 number or the Irish National Lottery are 1 in 10,737,573. Based on the current pay table, participants have a 1 in 54 chance of hitting a prize. Here's the current pay table and odds:
- Match 6 – Jackpot (minimum guaranteed €2 million ) – 1 in 10,737,573
- Match 5 + Bonus ; €100,000 – 1 in 1,789,596
- Match 5 – €1,500 – 1 in 44,740
- Match 4 + Bonus – €150 – 1 in 17,896
- Match 4 – €50 – 1 in 918
- Match 3 + Bonus – €25 – 1 in 688
- Match 3 – €9 – 1 in 54
- Match 2 + Bonus – €3 Scratch Cards – 1 in 72
How to Play the Irish National Lottery
The Irish National Lottery is available via the Internet at https://www.lottery.ie/ or at licensed lotto retailers throughout Ireland. Online players are required to register an account. Once their account has been setup, participants can fund their lotto wallet through a variety of funding methods with direct bank deposits and credit cards being the most popular choices. The minimum deposit requirement is €10. Participants can play up to a maximum of €90 a day, €375 per week and €900 per month.
Once the funds have been credited to the participant's account, they can begin selecting numbers and tickets. There are two ways participants can select numbers. Most players prefer to choose their own lucky numbers. For those participants who want to leave everything to chance, there's a “Quick Pick” button that will choose all six numbers at random.
After entering tickets, a confirmation email will be sent to the participant. It is the participant's responsibility to check all tickets prior to the drawing date and time. Winning numbers will be emailed to all online participants. Under no circumstances will information be shared outside the Irish National Lottery system. Winners will remain anonymous.
If the participant so chooses, they can play the same or favorite numbers by selecting the save option for future use. Additionally, participants can play the lotto up to one month in advance. The drawings are all held in the evening on national TV. Terminals are closed at 7.45 pm and don't reopen until after the draw at 7.58 pm is finished for each respective drawing.
At all times, participants are encouraged to play responsibly. The website provides immediate access to a number of resources should a participant feel they have become a problem gambler. Playing the lotto should be considered a form of entertainment. Every one is expected to play within their means at all times.