Irish Lotto Plus 2
The Irish Lotto Plus 2 game is one of three supplementary games that can be played alongside Irish Lotto and offers prizes of up to 250,000. Players keep the same numbers they played in Irish Lotto when entering Lotto Plus 2 and an entirely new line of winning balls is drawn, giving the player additional chances to win.
Lotto Plus 2 prizes are fixed, except in exceptional circumstances, meaning you dont have to share the jackpot if you win it, you receive the full 250,000. The jackpot also does not roll over if there is no winner.
How to Play
When playing Irish Lotto, players simply tick the Plus option and pay 0.50 per line for entry into Lotto Plus 2 as well as Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus Raffle. Your initial Irish Lotto selections of six numbers from a choice of 47 are also played in Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2.
Two different sets of numbers are drawn for both Lotto Plus draws, meaning that players have three chances of winning prizes from the same set lines. It is possible to win prizes in all three draws from the same set of Lotto numbers if some of the same balls are drawn.
Lotto Plus 2 prizes begin at 5 for matching three main numbers and the Bonus Ball, with the 250,000 jackpot won by matching all six main numbers drawn. Here are the fixed prizes on offer in Lotto Plus 2, the numbers you need to match and the odds of winning:
|Numbers Matched||Prize*||Odds of Winning|
|6 Main Numbers||€250,000||1 in 10,737,573|
|5 Main Numbers + Bonus||€2,500||1 in 1,789,596|
|5 Main Numbers||€250||1 in 44,740|
|4 Main Numbers + Bonus||€25||1 in 17,896|
|4 Main Numbers||€10||1 in 918|
|3 Main Numbers + Bonus||€5||1 in 688|
Odds of winning any prize (in Lotto and Lotto Plus combined): 1 in 17
*In exceptional circumstances where the total Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 prizes exceed 3.5 million, the value of prizes may be adjusted accordingly.
You can only play Lotto Plus 2 by also taking part in the main Irish Lotto game. There is no option to play Lotto Plus 2 alone; it is played alongside Lotto and Lotto Plus 1, with the same set of numbers entered into all three draws. You are also entered into Lotto Plus Raffle, where you can win 300 by matching the four-figure code drawn.
Lotto Plus 2 was launched in September 2002, initially offering a jackpot of 200,000. The value of the top prize was raised to 250,000 in November 2006, when the ball pool for all three games was increased.