Extra €1 Million Added to Saturday’s Lotto Plus Raffle Prize Pot
Last Updated: Wednesday 28th April 2021, 10:37 am
The Lotto Plus Raffle draw on Saturday 1st May will give away bigger prizes than normal to lucky winners. It’s the latest special event to take place this year and it won’t cost you any extra to get involved.
When you add Lotto Plus to your Irish Lotto ticket, you are automatically entered into three more games for even more chances to win. One of these is the Lotto Plus Raffle, where you receive a four-digit code for each set of numbers that you have.
A winning code is drawn at random on the night and, if it matches your numbers exactly (with all four digits in the same positions), you receive €500. There are usually around 100 winners, although this does vary from draw to draw.
When a special event is scheduled, though, an extra €1 million is added to the prize pot and is shared between all the winners. That’s exactly what will happen this Saturday, so if you win you can expect to be paid thousands of euros on top of the fixed €500 prize.
In the most recent Lotto Plus Raffle to add more money to the prize pot, on 6th March, there were 113 winners. Each lucky player was rewarded with €9,350.
It costs just €1 extra per line to enter Lotto Plus. The odds of winning a raffle prize are 1 in 10,000, but the minimum play is two lines so effectively your chances are 1 in 5,000. Taking into account all the games, the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 10 when you combine Lotto and Lotto Plus. You could even end up winning a prize in more than one of the draws on the same night.
Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 could also be set to offer larger prizes in some categories, with the Irish National Lottery considering changes. Find out what could be changing with Lotto Plus.
€12.7 Million Lotto Jackpot Winner
It has been a momentous few weeks for Irish lotto, after the biggest jackpot in four years was won earlier this month. The top prize was worth more than €12.7 million for the draw on Wednesday 14th April, and one ticket matched all six main numbers.
The entry was sold on the day of the draw, at a Circle K filling station on Waterford Road on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. The winner has already made contact with the National Lottery and arrangements are now being made for the prize to be paid.
If you want to become the next big winner, perhaps one of the lucky Raffle winners on Saturday or even the next jackpot winner, you can take part online or by visiting an authorised retailer.