It is no secret that I am a fan of having a little flutter. So when Lottoland gave me a £25 voucher to try out The Irish Lottery, I was keen to give it a whirl.

My Mum was part Irish, and very lucky at the bingo. She always used to say “It’s the luck of the Irish”. – I never really understood that saying but she seemed to believe it made her lucky.

 The Irish Lottery - horse shoe and the words the luck of the Irish?

The Irish Lottery

Betting on the Irish Lottery with Lottoland isn’t the same as buying a physical Irish lottery ticket… You are placing a bet with Lottoland, not directly with the Irish lottery. This means it is Lottoland who pay out your winnings.

I have never played the Irish Lottery before, so I did some reading on how it works when you use Lottoland, and what the odds are before I started…

How The Irish Lottery Works

The Irish Lottery draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday night. Each entry costs £2, and offers a 1 in 29 chance of winning a prize. It boasts a minimum jackpots of £1.4m. You can opt in to take the chance to win two more jackpots in the Plus 1 and Plus 2 games for just 50p more.

There’s a 1 in 10.7million chance of winning over one million pounds. That sounds like a lot doesn’t it? I thought so until I realised the odds of winning the Euromillions jackpot are 1 in 139.8 million! Suddenly the Irish Lottery jackpot is easier to win! Here’s a typical prize breakdown to show you what you could win and how many people did in the last draw…

The Irish Lottery info

Roll Over

The jackpot wasn’t won, so that amount will roll over into Wednesday’s draw. I have bought 4 lines in this coming Wednesday’s draw. Additionally, I opted to pay an extra 50p per line for lotto+. So there’s another 2 chances per line to win a good chunk of money…

The Irish Lotto+ results Jan 2017

Lotto+ is 2 additional draws which you can opt into. This means you have 3 chances to win with each line you play. The image above was Saturday’s +1 draw. As you can see, someone won over £4000 for their extra 50p stake. Lotto +2 is the 3rd and final draw. This too is included in the price of your optional extra 50p stake. Last Saturday’s +2 prize breakdown is below…

The Irish Lotto+ 2 17/1/17

The Odds

I am a bit of a numbers geek, and I am surprised the odds of winning are as high as they are. I can’t wait to see the results of my first flutter. Based on how easy the Lottoland website was to use, I have a feeling it won’t be the last time I play.

It was super easy to register. Additionally, you can claim back the cost of your first bet as bonus credit if you don’t win too!

I also really liked the fact you didn’t have to add a minimum of £10 to your online account… Something which really annoys me about the National Lottery website. Let me know if you decide to play, or if you’ve had any luck on the Irish Lottery yourself!

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