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Is the Secret to Winning Irish Lotto in the Statistics?

Last Updated: Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 10:10 am

Tonight’s Irish Lotto jackpot will hit €3 million following two rollovers since a syndicate of 12 from contact lens manufacturer Bausch and Lomb in Waterford claimed a bounty of €2.5 million. If you would like to follow in their footsteps and grab yourself a fortune, you could continue to play your own numbers or leave it to the fates to decide by choosing a Quick Pick, but have you also considered looking into some Irish Lotto statistics to see if the answers lie within?

The number drawn most often in Irish Lotto is 12, having appeared in the winning line 156 times. In second place is 2, drawn 154 times, while 38 comes in third, popping up on 151 occasions. If you wanted to create an Irish Lotto line of the most frequently-dispensed numbers for tonight’s draw, you should play 2, 3, 10, 12, 38 and 39.

You might decide that it is a better bet to put your faith in the balls that are most overdue an appearance in the Irish Lotto results. In that case, 20 should be the first selection down on your playslip; the last time it contributed to the winning line was on 4th November 2015 - 140 days ago. If this sounds like the plan for you, the combination of the six most elusive Irish Lotto numbers in recent times is 3, 5, 20, 37, 41 and 43. You can see an in-depth analysis of the winning Irish Lotto numbers at the Statistics page.

Another tactic worth considering is to move away from the popular approach of simply playing numbers connected to significant dates, which limits you to balls numbered 31 and below. Although widening your selection can’t guarantee you a win, it can help you avoid having to share a prize with too many other people who purely base their selections on birthdays and anniversaries.

However you pick those all-important digits, you can buy Irish Lotto tickets right now from authorised retailers across Ireland and online, wherever you live, from the Buy Tickets page. Good luck!

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