While many people choose to enter all draws irrespective of the size of prize pool, some people wait for big prize pools to make their entry. However, you can’t win by not entering Irish lottery game.
Playing Irish lottery is as simple as picking six numbers from 1 to 49, plus one bonus number if you choose. The lower prizes also change its size with the size of the prize pool. Specific percentage of prize pool will be given away as prizes for Match 5, Match 4 + Bonus Number, Match 4 Numbers and Match 3 + Bonus Number. Match 3 Numbers receives a prize EUR 5. Match 5 + Bonus Number also has a fixed prize of EUR 25,000.
It is only incidental to tell about the scammers who use the name of Irish lottery to cheat unsuspecting people. People release spam mails, congratulating them for winning Irish lottery (that they have not played). If you have not used the email address to play Irish lottery, your response should be deleting the mail and not listening to what the mail says. Otherwise, you can also forward the mail to abuse prevention cell of the email service provider or report to authorities. Take care not to fall prey to such evil designs that take the name of Irish lottery.
Back to Irish lottery, it is legitimate lottery drawn every Wednesday and Saturday and the draw is broadcast live on Irish national television channel. Irish lottery results are also available immediately through several websites.
The draw manager arranges 49 balls, numbered 1-49 in a special setup. The drawing is a mechanical process and each one of the 49 balls has equal chances of getting drawn. The balls are checked for consistency in shape, size, weight and physical properties. You can also see the draw live on national television. The bonus ball is relevant for people who match five, four or three of the six main numbers. In case no one Irish lottery player matches the six numbers, the jackpot amount will be rolled over to next draw, making it a bigger jackpot.
Irish Lottery replaced Irish Hospital Sweepstakes in 1988 and is open to play from anywhere in the world. Irish lottery wins are tax-free money and the amount is paid within 48 hours of successful claim.
Irish lottery players give some suggestions to players, like not picking 3 odd plus 3 even numbers, not picking numbers from previous draw and not picking consecutive numbers. Though Irish lottery players can look for certain patterns and trends, they are not conclusive and can’t guarantee winnings. There are also Irish lottery buyers who play multiple draws (10-20) with same set of six numbers (+ one bonus number). They think the goddess of luck in Irish lottery showers them blessings for sticking to a defined set of numbers, which again is not a guarantee for jackpot, but can win Match 3 or Match 4 more often.