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Irish Lotto Bonus Ball

The Bonus Balls for Irish Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 are important for regular ticket holders as they create additional prizes, but they are also relevant to those who take part in Irish Lotto betting, with some operators offering markets relating to the Bonus Balls of the three draws. Find out more about the role of the Bonus Ball below.

Bonus Ball Results

Here are the last ten bonus ball numbers from Irish Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2.

Results Date Lotto Bonus Ball Plus 1 Bonus Ball Plus 2 Bonus Ball
Saturday
21st January 2017
45 31 30
Wednesday
18th January 2017
47 4 37
Saturday
14th January 2017
7 29 26
Wednesday
11th January 2017
15 21 20
Saturday
7th January 2017
38 26 19
Wednesday
4th January 2017
3 39 11
Saturday
31st December 2016
5 13 7
Wednesday
28th December 2016
27 7 47
Saturday
24th December 2016
38 45 26
Wednesday
21st December 2016
18 17 26

How the Bonus Ball Works

Although players of Irish Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 must pick and match six numbers to win the jackpot, there are seven balls drawn in each game. The seventh is the Bonus Ball, which is taken from the remaining 41 balls in the machine and only comes into play when you also match two, three, four or five main numbers in Irish Lotto and three, four or five main Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 balls.

The Bonus Ball creates additional prizes in those cases but it is not possible to match six main numbers and the Bonus Ball, as you only select six balls on your ticket. EuroMillions works differently in that the additional numbers in that game, the Lucky Stars, are taken from a separate pool and must be matched along with the main numbers to claim the jackpot.

Irish Lotto Bonus Ball Betting

Some bookmakers offer bets on one or more of the Bonus Balls from Irish Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2. Paddy Power allows wagers on the colour of the Irish Lotto Bonus Ball, whether it will be an odd or even number and even the exact number drawn. Betfred’s Bonus Ball Bonanza provides odds of 75,000/1 for UK players who guess the three Bonus Balls from the draws. Staking £1 at these odds returns £75,000 plus your initial £1 stake.