The Irish Lottery was established in 1988 and has become the
most popular lottery in Europe. The size of the Jackpot is
determined by the number of people who participate in each draw but
there is a guaranteed minimum of 2 Million Euros,
(Approximately £1.4 Million stg) and roll-overs
regularly take the jackpot pool to 3, 4 and up to 10 million euros.
The jackpot is won by matching the six numbers drawn on Irish TV
every Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm. If it is not won, the jackpot
rolls over to the next drawing.
The chances of winning the Irish Lottery are much more favorable
than many other lotteries because the Irish Lottery is a 6/47 draw unlike most
which are 6/49 games.
The Jackpot Payout in the Irish Lottery is a tax-free lump sum.