Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 has been available to play since 1997 and is based on the main Irish Lotto and Lotto Plus draws. Players win Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 prizes by correctly matching between one and five of the numbers drawn in the main Irish Lotto game and the value of the prize increases depending on the number of balls a player correctly matches. Draws correspond with the Wednesday and Saturday Lotto games.
How to Play Lotto 5-4-3-2-1
Players can take part in a six-number game which excludes the Bonus Ball or a seven-number game which includes the Bonus Ball. Both versions of the Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 game can be played separately to the main Irish Lotto draw, so there is no need to buy an Irish Lotto ticket.
Players then select 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 to indicate how many numbers they wish to predict and then choose €1, €2, €3, €4 or €5 to show the amount they wish to play per draw. Finally, they select their chosen draw numbers between 1 and 45 or randomly generate them using a Quick Pick.
Six Number Game
The 6 Number Game requires players to match one to five numbers using only the main Lotto numbers drawn. They must match all of the numbers they chose to play in order to win a prize in that category. The Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 prizes in the 6-number game are:
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Seven Number Game
The 7 Number Game requires players to match one to five numbers using the main Irish Lotto numbers plus the Bonus Ball drawn. Prizes in this game include:
|Numbers Matched||Prize Amount|
*The prize amounts are based on a €1 ticket value. Players can also spend between €2 and €5 per ticket for the chance to win larger prizes.
Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 Tickets
Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 tickets can only be purchased from an authorised retailer. Each playslip contains four panels lettered A, B, C and D - panels A and B relate to the 6 Number game and panels C and D are used for the 7 Number game. You can mark the 'All 3 Draws' box to have your numbers entered into the main Irish Lotto draw and both Lotto Plus draws. If you would like to play a specific game, such as Lotto Plus 2, simply mark the corresponding box.