Players of Irish lotto do not have to wait endlessly for Irish lotto result. They are declared twice a week once on Wednesday evening and once more on Saturday evening. Players can hit big time on these two days and even if they don’t, they still have enough prize levels which can make them richer by a few thousand euros. When the Irish lotto result is declared there is a guaranteed chance that one Irishman or Irishwoman will become a millionaire as the jackpot is worth a minimum €2million. If there are no players who have got the winning combination right then the rollover jackpot swells in size to over €5 million. There are seven prize levels or divisions for lucky lotto players to win from.
In division 1 you have to match six numbers to claim the prize of a minimum €2 million. In division 2 players have to match five numbers and a bonus number to claim a prize of €25,000. In division 3 players have to match five numbers and the prize is equivalent to 8.17% of the total prize pool. In division 4 players match four main numbers along with the bonus number and the prize awarded is 2.54% of the total prize pool. Similarly in division 5 and 6 players have to match 4 numbers or 3 numbers along with the bonus number. In the last division players have to match any three numbers and are assured a prize of €5. The last prize may not seem much but is sufficient to keep the players motivated and finance his or her next game.
The Irish lotto is very simple to play and like many other lotteries played all over the world players have to choose six numbers, however, Irish lotto players have to choose six numbers from 1 – 45 while in most other lotteries players have to choose six numbers from 1 – 49. This means that Irish lotto is relatively easy to win when the Irish lotto result is declared. The odds of winning the jackpot in Irish lotto is an impressive 1 in 8,145,060
Having said this it is important to note that no lottery game is easy to win but if the odds are favorable the chances of you bagging the jackpot and laughing all the way to bank increases manifold. The Irish lotto is considered the easiest lottery to win as far as odds are concerned. Irish lotto replaced the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes in the year 1988 and since then its popularity has increased exponentially. Players can visit lottery terminals and buy their tickets or go online and ask one of the lottery agents to buy the tickets for them.
If arriving at the set of six winning numbers is proving difficult players can also opt for the quick pick option and the machine will randomly select six numbers for the players. The winners are paid within 48 hours and the payment is made in one lump sum and is totally tax free.