Irish Lotto Plus 1
Irish Lotto Plus 1 is one of two supplementary games played alongside Lotto on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. The game offers a jackpot of 350,000 as well as several other cash prizes by conducting a separate draw in which a completely different set of six main numbers and a Bonus Ball are selected from a pool of 1 to 45. Lotto Plus prizes are fixed and the jackpot does not roll over to the next draw if no one wins in that tier.
How to Play Lotto Plus 1
Players don't have to select additional numbers to play Lotto Plus 1 the numbers they enter into the main Lotto draw are reused for both Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2. Since a new draw is held for the game, it is entirely possible for a player to win a prize on Lotto Plus 1 after failing to win a main Lotto prize. They may even win prizes on both games if some of the same numbers are selected in the draws held.
Lotto Plus 1 Prizes
|6 Main Numbers||€350,000|
|5 Main Numbers + Bonus||€3,500|
|5 Main Numbers||€350|
|4 Main Numbers + Bonus||€35|
|4 Main Numbers||€15|
|3 Main Numbers + Bonus||€9|
|3 Main Numbers||€3 Scratchcard|
*Prize values may be readjusted in exceptional circumstances when the total prize payout for Lotto Plus 1 would exceed 2.1 million.
Lotto Plus 1 Tickets
Lotto Plus 1 is only available as a side game to the main Lotto draw and tickets cannot be purchased separately. When choosing to include the Lotto Plus 1 on their tickets, players will also receive an entry into the Lotto Plus 2 draw. Playing Lotto Plus comes at an additional cost of 0.50 per line.
Lotto Plus 1 History
Lotto Plus 1 was introduced in 2000 at an additional cost of IR£0.25 per line and offered a jackpot of IR£250,000. When Ireland completely adopted the Euro in 2002, all prizes were paid in the new currency and the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot was set at 300,000. 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, where it remains today.