Irish National Lottery
Lotto winning numbers and information
The Irish National Lottery, otherwise known as the Irish Lotto, has been going since 1986 when it replaced the Irish Sweepstakes. Sales of Irish lottery tickets help support good causes including sports, health, welfare and the arts which are distributed through the National Lottery Fund. Online lottery tickets have been available since 2009.
The minimum purchase is two lines of six numbers at €1.50 per entry, meaning you have to stake at least three euros per draw. This makes the Irish lottery one of the most expensive to enter in the world.
There are 3,675 lottery outlets in Ireland and in 2008 they sold a total of €840.1 million of tickets. 29 individuals won more than one million euros in 2008. The largest ever lottery win was €18,963,441 by the Dan Morrisey lottery syndicate from Carlow in 1988.
The Irish National Lottery is run by the An Post National Lottery Company, part of the Irish national postal service. The contract to run the lottery is awarded every ten years. An Post subcontract their scratchcard instant win operations to lottery giant GTECH.
Ireland's lottery is part of EuroMillions, the pan European jackpot lottery in which players can win tens of millions of euros.