Irish Lotto Plus 1
Irish Lotto Plus 1 provides your main Irish Lotto numbers with another chance to win one of seven extra prizes, including a jackpot of 500,000. For a small additional fee when playing Irish Lotto, players lines are also entered into Lotto Plus 1, Lotto Plus 2 and Lotto Plus Raffle on the same night.
All Lotto Plus prizes are fixed, meaning you still receive the full jackpot amount even if more than one player matches all six main numbers. However, in the unlikely event that the combined prizes won on Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 are worth more than 3.5 million, the values would be adjusted down accordingly.
How to Play Lotto Plus 1
Entry into Lotto Plus 1 is made by ticking the Plus option on your Irish Lotto playslip, which automatically enters the numbers you have chosen into the three supplementary games. A fresh selection of six main numbers and a Bonus Ball are drawn for Lotto Plus 1 and it is entirely possible to win multiple prizes if some of the same numbers are drawn in the different games.
Lotto Plus 1 Prizes
|Numbers Matched||Prize*||Odds of Winning|
|6 Main Numbers||€500,000||1 in 10,737,573|
|5 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball||€5,000||1 in 1,789,596|
|5 Main Numbers||€500||1 in 44,740|
|4 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball||€50||1 in 17,896|
|4 Main Numbers||€20||1 in 918|
|3 Main Numbers + Bonus Ball||€10||1 in 688|
|3 Main Numbers||€3 Scratchcard||1 in 54|
Odds of winning any prize (in Lotto and Lotto Plus combined): 1 in 17
*Prize values may be readjusted in exceptional circumstances when the total prize payout for Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 combined would exceed 3.5 million.
Lotto Plus 1 Tickets
Lotto Plus 1 can only be played in combination with Irish Lotto; it is not possible to play it as a standalone game. For 0.50 extra per Irish Lotto line, players have the chance to win 500,000 in Lotto Plus 1, 250,000 from Lotto Plus 2 and 300 in Lotto Plus Raffle as well as the multimillion-Euro jackpot in the main game.
Lotto Plus 1 History
Lotto Plus 1 was introduced in 2000 at an additional cost of IR£0.25 per line and originally offered a fixed jackpot of IR£250,000. Ireland adopted the Euro in 2002 and the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot was set at 300,000 later that year. At the same time, Lotto Plus 2 was introduced and the cost of playing both games increased to 0.50. In November 2006 the jackpot for Lotto Plus 1 was increased to 350,000 and in September 2015 the value of the top prize was boosted to 500,000.