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Why it Pays to Play Irish Lotto Online

Last Updated: Wednesday 28th February 2018, 10:31 am

After an Irish Lotto ticket holder won a magnificent €7.1 million jackpot by playing online, thousands of others will have been inspired to head to their computers, smartphones and tablets to try and emulate the feat.

The lucky player scooped the seven-figure win, the largest online Irish Lotto prize ever paid out, on Wednesday 21st February. They smashed the previous record of €5.5 million, which had stood since 2010.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should consider playing Irish Lotto online.

Irish Weather

With the recent severe snow brought in by the ‘Beast from the East’ weather system, the last thing you want to do is to make any non-essential trips to the shops. Just as you can order your groceries online and let the supermarket worry about how to navigate the blizzards, you can also play Irish Lotto online whilst you sit inside with a warming cup of tea, in front of roaring fire.

Playing Online is Safe and Secure

The problem with buying physical lottery tickets from shops is that they are easy to lose or damage. Under Irish Lottery rules, you can only claim a prize by presenting the official winning ticket. If it has gone missing or is illegible, you could miss out on picking up a multimillion-Euro payout.

If you do play at a retailer, make sure you store the paper slip somewhere safe and memorable so you can access it without any issues if you win. One of the family members from Dublin who pocketed the €5.4 million Irish Lotto jackpot on Saturday 23rd December 2017 kept her ticket in a sports bra in her wardrobe until they visited Irish Lottery HQ to claim their winnings!

Never Forget to Check Your Ticket

There are a host of ways you can check your Irish Lotto ticket to see if you are a winner. For example, the Irish Lotto Results page is updated soon after the draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Irish Lotto Ticket Checker tells you how your numbers performed over the previous 90 days.

However, with the hectic nature of modern life, it is easy to forget to take the time to find out whether you are due a lottery windfall. It could completely slip your mind. If you play Irish Lotto online, you don’t have to remember; the service through which you chose your numbers does that on your behalf.

Within hours of the draw, you receive an email informing you of your win and instructing you to check your online account. Many prizes are paid directly into your player account, from where you can withdraw them to your bank. This means you need never miss out.

Choose Irish Lotto Numbers

Don’t brave the horrendous late winter weather if you don’t have to. You can choose your Irish Lotto numbers online right now for tonight’s €2.5 million jackpot draw. Good luck!

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