Coronavirus: How to play Irish Lottery games online
As the Coronavirus outbreak spreads across the world and social distancing measures are implemented, many users have got in touch to ask if it's still possible to play Irish Lotto during isolation.
The simple answer is yes, the Irish Lottery has announced that all games are due to continue as normal amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Staff at National Lottery headquarters in Dublin are working from home where possible for their own safety, and measures have been put in place to ensure that draws can continue as normal.
This page will be updated if the situation changes for any of the games mentioned.
Can I still play or bet on the Irish Lotto online?
One of the many questions being asked by users from outside Ireland (where betting on the Irish Lotto is popular) is whether or not it's still possible to bet on the draw. In countries such as the UK, all bookmakers have been closed, along with other retail stores, with the aim of reducing the spread of the virus.
The good news is that it's still possible to place your bets online. Doing so takes just a couple of minutes, plus you get the added benefit that your entries are stored safely in your account and cannot be lost, stolen or damaged. What's more, if you win a prize, you will receive it automatically in your online account.
Click the button below to pick your Irish Lotto numbers online:
Follow these simple steps to pick your numbers easily:
- Select six numbers from 1-47 or choose a Quick Pick to have your numbers generated for you.
- Choose which draw(s) you would like to enter: Wednesday, Saturday or both.
- Decide whether you want to enter a single draw or multiple in advance.
- Pay for your entries – at this point you can also choose to play on a subscription basis.
- Sit back and wait for the draw. You can check the results from 8pm on draw nights, but don't worry, if you win a prize you will be notified by email.
Find out more about betting on the Irish Lotto online.
Changes to EuroMillions Advance Play
There are currently no plans for any of the EuroMillions draws to be cancelled or postponed as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown in France or the strict measures being put in place across Europe.
To pick your EuroMillions numbers online, click the button below:
The 10 lottery operators across the nine participating EuroMillions countries have decided to gradually reduce the amount of Advance Play draws that you can purchase tickets for. Due to the ever changing and unpredictable circumstances that COVID-19 has brought about, the reduction in Advance Play will lead to tickets only being sold for single draws at a time after 14th April.
The winding down of Advance Play will be implemented as follows:
- From Saturday 21st March: Ticket sales limited to the next six draws
- From Saturday 28th March: Ticket sales limited to the next four draws
- From Saturday 4th April: Ticket sales limited to the next two draws
- From Saturday 11th April: Ticket sales only available for single draws at a time
In Spain, all lottery sales have been suspended due to the State of Alarm and will not re-open until the situation normalises. This is the first time in the history of the pan-European lottery that a country has stopped selling tickets completely. It is, however, still possible to play EuroMillions online in the other eight EuroMillions countries.
Will Daily Million continue?
Yes, as is the case with the Lotto game in Ireland, Daily Million draws are expected to continue as normal at 2pm and 9pm daily. If this situation changes at any point, this page will be updated accordingly.
The safest way to continue to play any lottery game in light of the coronavirus is online. Doing so reduces the need to visit retailer stores and spend time in close contact with others in queues.