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Playing the Ireland National Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
The Irish National Lottery has been in operation since 1987. In 2007, the largest jackpot of 16,185,749 euros was won in Ireland. The Ireland National Lottery began initially with scratch card games. It then expanded to include drawing games, television bingo and finally, participation in the transnational EuroMillions lottery. Unlike lotteries in the states, all prizes won in the Ireland National Lottery are paid as tax-free sums that must be claimed within 90 days of winning.

Playing the Irish Lotto

One of the most exciting and popular lottery games in Ireland is the Irish Lotto game. To play Lotto you choose six numbers from 1 to 45. The six numbers you choose is completely up to you - you can choose your lucky numbers, your birthday, any special date, or any numbers at all. You can also use the "Quick Pick" and have your numbers chosen for you at random. Lotto is an exciting game to play and can result in great prizes.

Instant Win Games

The Irish National Lottery also offers many instant win games to satisfy your desire to win instantly. They offer many exciting scratch cards so you can win on the spot and never get bored! Some of the National Irish Lottery favorite scratch card games include 'Winning Streak,' 'Fame & Fortune,' 'Bingo,' and 'Crossword.' No matter which game you choose to play, you will have great and immediate fun! If you win a scratch card game, you can claim

Playing EuroMillions

Ireland also participates in Euro millions - a transnational game played in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Playing EuroMillions costs 2 euros for each play. In order to play, you simply choose 5 main numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Star numbers from 1 to 9. Like all other Irish Lotto games, you can choose a Quick Pick and the terminal will randomly select the numbers for you. If you match all 7 numbers, you win the jackpot! There are also 11 other ways to win a cash prize. There is no limit to the amount that can be won playing EuroMillions. The Jackpot Prize starts at 10 million euros, and sometimes grows to over 50 million euros!

Buying Irish National Lottery Tickets

If you think any of these Ireland Lottery games sound exciting and you don't live in Ireland, simply log onto the official Irish lottery website. These official lottery sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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