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Lotto 5-4-3-2-1

Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 offers players the chance to win up to 625,000 by predicting between one and five of the numbers drawn in Irish Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2. Prize values rise as the player matches more numbers, however you must match all of the numbers you selected. There is no prize, for example, for predicting four numbers but matching only three.

The game has been available to play since 1997 and works on a similar principle to Irish Lotto betting, a popular market available from bookmakers in Ireland and the UK. Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 is played on Saturday and Wednesday evenings, alongside the Irish Lotto and Lotto Plus draws.

Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 can be played as a standalone game, unlike Lotto Plus 1 and 2, EuroMillions Plus and Daily Million Plus, which require players to have entered the corresponding main draw before they can take part.

How to Play

You must first choose whether you want to take part in the six-number game, excluding the Bonus Ball, or a seven-number game, which means you can still win even if one of your selected numbers is drawn as the Bonus Ball. The advantage of the seven-number game is that you have a better chance of your numbers coming up, however the prizes are accordingly lower.

The next step is to select which of the three Irish Lotto draws you wish to play and how many numbers you would like to predict, between one and five. You can also select your desired stake, which can be 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, with prizes increasing relative to the wager.

Finally, you must select the numbers between 1 and 47 you will play in the game or opt for a Quick Pick, allowing the lottery terminal to select random lines on your behalf.


Six Number Game Prizes

Here are the prizes available in the Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 six number game. You must match all of your selected numbers in order to win, there is no prize for matching fewer than stated at the time you bought your tickets.

Numbers Matched 1 Play Prize 2 Play Prize 3 Play Prize 4 Play Prize 5 Play Prize Odds of Winning
5 Numbers 125,000 250,000 375,000 500,000 625,000 1 in 255,657
4 Numbers 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 30,000 1 in 11,891
3 Numbers 550 1,100 1,650 2,200 2,750 1 in 811
2 Numbers 45 90 135 180 225 1 in 72
1 Number 6 12 18 24 30 1 in 8

Seven Number Game Prizes

These are the prizes for the seven ball game, where Bonus Balls count towards your Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 lines.

Numbers Matched 1 Play Prize 2 Play Prize 3 Play Prize 4 Play Prize 5 Play Prize Odds of Winning
5 Numbers 40,000 80,000 120,000 160,000 200,000 1 in 73,045
4 Numbers 3,000 6,000 9,000 12,000 15,000 1 in 5,096
3 Numbers 275 550 825 1,100 1,375 1 in 463
2 Numbers 32 64 96 128 160 1 in 51
1 Number 5 10 15 20 25 1 in 7


It is not possible to play Lotto 5-4-3-2-1 online, but tickets can be purchased from authorised retailers across Ireland. Each playslip contains four panels lettered A, B, C and D, with panels A and B relating to the six number game and panels C and D used for the seven number game.

See the Irish Lotto Results page for the winning numbers.