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10 Quick Facts About Irish Lotto

Ireland may be on the other side of the world to Australia, but the chance of winning from the draws of this famous European lottery is closer than you think!

Thanks to The Lottery Office you can play to win from the draws of Irish National Lottery’s Lotto without leaving our sunny shores! And we’ve made it so easy!

Want to know more?

Let’s take a hop, skip and jump to the end of the rainbow and look at some quick facts about Irish Lotto.

1. You don’t have to live in Ireland to play

You don’t have to be an Irish resident, you can play to win from the draws of the Irish National Lottery’s Lotto from right here in Australia.

You can purchase tickets in our own ‘Irish Lotto’ draw here in Australia and we’ll buy matching tickets in the Irish National Lottery’s Lotto draw in Ireland. No betting on the outcome and no gimmicks, you’ll receive a REAL ticket from our own government approved and licensed lottery and go in a matching draw to win!

2. Irish lotto has a long history

The Irish National Lottery’s ‘Lotto’ is not a new kid on the block. This international lottery has been creating winners since 1988, more than 31 years! You can be sure lotteries don’t stick around unless they are the real deal and this lottery has proven it’s here to stay!

3. No fees or commissions

If you purchase a winning ticket in our matching lottery, we’ll pay you the precise amount we collect from the lottery in Ireland.

We don’t charge any commissions or collect any fees. It’s all yours!

4. Big jackpots

There’s no need to worry about missing out on a big jackpot with Irish Lottery. The minimum jackpot is a life-changing AUD$3 million. What a great place to start!

5. Even bigger jackpot winners

Irish Lotto may be one of the lesser-known lotteries in Europe, but this international lottery is still a major player in the land of lotteries.

The Irish National Lotto’s biggest winner was in 2008. A syndicate of quarry workers won (€18.96 million) more than AUD$29.5 million. Just imagine, winning a jackpot of this size would change your life forever!

In 2010, after a month of the jackpot being continuously rolled over, an anonymous winner purchased a ticket that collected more than AUD$25 million.

That jackpot win was worth the wait! 

6. Jackpots rollover

If you’re not successful the first time, try and try again! If the jackpot isn’t won, it will roll over to the next draw.

Everyone loves a second chance! 

7. Every purchase helps charity

Did you know, every time you play our Irish Lotto with The Lottery Office a percentage of the ticket price goes towards helping charity? You’re not only giving yourself a chance to win a huge amount of money, but you’re also helping those less fortunate.

Every time someone plays an international lottery with The Lottery Office, part of the money goes to The Lottery Office Charitable and Community Benefits fund. This fund has a long history of helping various charities including The Smith Family, The Salvation Army, St. Vincent De Paul, Australian Red Cross plus many more. Also, the Irish National Lottery was originally set up to raise money for charity.

It raises approximately AUD$6 Million a week for good causes in Ireland.  

8. Keep your win private

There’s no need to go public with the news of your big win. If you play with The Lottery Office, you can remain anonymous and enjoy your winnings in privacy.

9. Play safe

If you haven’t played with The Lottery Office before, let us give you some peace of mind. There’s no betting, you buy a real ticket in one of our own regulated and approved lotteries. We purchase a matching ticket in an overseas draw.

It’s as simple as that! 

When you play Irish Lotto with us you can be sure you’re playing with a lottery company that is legit. We are fully licensed by the Northern Territory government and audited regularly. Our operational procedures and financials are reviewed annually, now that’s peace of mind!

10. Midweek draw introduced in 1990

Missed the first draw? Don’t worry, Irish Lotto is drawn twice a week, every Thursday and Sunday (AEST).

Even more, chances to win! 

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