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Why You Should Be Playing Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Irish Lotto Plus 2

Why You Should Be Playing Irish Lotto Plus 1 and Irish Lotto Plus 2

Last Updated: Tuesday 27th September 2022, 12:18 pm

Winning the Irish Lotto jackpot may be the dream of every ticket holder, but is there a way to land a sizeable sum of money if you can’t quite match those all important lucky numbers? The answer could be to take a chance and play Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2.

How Are These Games Played?

Offering substantial jackpots, these supplementary games provide Irish Lotto players with extra chances to win big for a small additional fee. Better yet, both lotteries are easy to play and can be entered by ticking a box on your playslip. There’s no need to select more numbers as your Irish Lotto numbers are played in both games.

The two draws take place shortly after the main Irish Lotto draw. To view results for both games and a complete prize breakdown, visit the Irish Lotto Results page.

What Can I Win?

One of the best things about Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 is that the prizes on offer are guaranteed, meaning you won’t receive less money if other players win. There are exceptions to this rule, but it is very rare that you will win less than the advertised amount. As these prizes are set, there are no rollovers of prize caps; just guaranteed rewards in every draw.

The odds of winning the jackpot are also very favourable when compared to other lottery games, while there is a 1 in 54 chance that you will end the night with a €3 scratch card, presenting you with yet another chance to win big.

Lotto Plus 1 offers you the chance to win up to €500,000 by matching six main numbers, while smaller prizes can be won by correctly predicting the outcome of fewer numbers. The Lotto Plus 2 draw presents you with the same opportunity to win, with a jackpot of €250,000 up for grabs in every draw.  

What Are the Stats?

So far this year, the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot has been claimed ten times, while Lotto Plus 2 is able to boast nine winners. Compare this to the main Irish Lotto game, which has had eight victors in almost nine months, and it’s clear to see why these supplementary games are so popular.

And it’s not one or the other, as both jackpots can be won on the same night. This has occurred twice in 2017, with the last case of double delight coming on Saturday 23rd September. What’s more, the jackpot can be claimed at any time, with the last set of consecutive wins coming in the past two draws.

Count Me In

To take part in Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2, simply pick up an Irish Lotto ticket from any authorised retailer and tick the Lotto Plus box on your playslip. Who knows, supplementary success could be right around the corner!

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