How to Play Lotto Plus

How to Play Lotto Plus

What’s the difference between Lotto and Lotto Plus? 

Lotto Plus games are two exciting draws in addition to the Lotto game. You will also automatically be entered into the Lotto Plus Raffle Draw. 

For more information about Lotto, see How to Play Lotto.

How much does Lotto Plus cost?

€1 per panel

What are the Lotto Plus top prizes?

The top prize for Lotto Plus 1 is €1 million and the top prize for Lotto Plus 2 is €250,000! And, you don’t have to share if there is more than one top prize winner in any Lotto Plus draw!*

You will automatically be entered into the Lotto Plus Raffle Draw for a chance to win €500. 

Lotto Plus Raffle Draw

Lotto Plus Raffle Draw gives you a chance to win €500.

For every Lotto Plus line you play, you will get a four-digit Raffle number. These numbers will run from 0000 to 9999. If your Raffle number matches the Raffle number drawn you win €500 in that draw. There are approximately 60 – 120 lucky raffle winners. 

The winning Lotto Plus Raffle Draw number will be announced on the Lotto draw.

Lotto Plus Million Euro Raffle takes place a few times a year that gives all of the Lotto Plus Raffle winners an extra €1 million to share on top of their €500 win! 

When are the Lotto Plus draws?

Draw days are every Wednesday and Saturday and the draws can be seen live on RTÉ One at 7.55pm.  You can also find out the results on our results page after 9.15pm on the night of the draw.

Sales close at 7.45pm precisely until 7.55pm on draw days.

Ways to play Lotto Plus 1 and 2:

  1. In-store
  2. Once you've marked your numbers or ticked the Quick Pick box for the Lotto game, you can enter those same numbers in our Lotto Plus draws by simply marking the Lotto Plus box on the top left-hand corner of your playslip. You can also ask for Lotto with Lotto Plus Quick Picks.

  3. Online

Register to play online to 

  • Never miss a draw!
  • Save & Play your numbers automatically!
  • Have your numbers automatically checked!


To Play Lotto Plus 1 and 2 Online:

  1. Fill in at least two lines on the ticket on your screen. You can either:
    • Key in your chosen numbers 1 to 47 OR
    • Click the QP button for automatic Quick Pick numbers OR
    • Select My Last Ticket if you've played before OR
    • Go to My Favourite numbers and choose from your list of saved favourite numbers
  2. Make sure Lotto Plus is selected
  3. Choose the number of Advance Play draws you want your numbers to play in one, two, four or eight
  4. Click Play Now. You'll have the chance to check that your numbers are correct before you press the Purchase button, and hey presto! You're in.
  5. We'll send you an email to let you know if your ticket is a winner!

You also can check your purchases at any time using your online account.

Lotto Advance Play

Lotto Advance Play means that you can play up to a month's worth of Lotto and Lotto Plus draws in advance. Just tick the Advance Play box for two, four or eight draws, whichever suits best. The ticket you get will show the number of draws you're in and what dates apply.

Advance Play will always include the next Lotto draw and Lotto Plus draws if you decide to play. If you win a prize in any of the draws you can claim it in the usual way. You'll get an exchange ticket to cover any draws left on your Advance Play.


Lotto Plus 1

Matched Numbers Winnings
Match 6 €1,000,000*
Match 5 + Bonus €5,000
Match 5 €500
Match 4 + Bonus €50
Match 4 €20
Match 3 + Bonus €10
Match 3 €3
Match 2 + Bonus €2 Daily Million no Plus (2 lines)

Lotto Plus 2

Matched Numbers Winnings
Match 6 €250,000*
Match 5 + Bonus €2,500
Match 5 €250
Match 4 + Bonus €25
Match 4 €10
Match 3 + Bonus €5
Match 3 €3
Match 2 + Bonus €2 Daily Million no Plus (2 lines)

Lotto Plus Raffle

Matched Numbers Winnings
Raffle Number €500

Lotto Plus Million Euro Raffle

Matched Numbers Winnings
Raffle Number €1 Million per event**

*Each top prize winner wins the full amount. Prize limits apply.

** Lotto Plus Million Euro Raffle will take place a few times a year.

Odds of Winning Lotto and Lotto Plus

Any prize: 1 in 10

Game Rules and Guides

Important Stuff!

Proof of Purchase

If you've bought a paper ticket, look after it. It's your only valid record for claiming a prize.

Check your numbers

If you chose numbers instead of a Quick Pick, make sure they're the numbers you wanted before you leave the agent's premises.

Don't get caught for time!

Bear in mind that you won't be able to buy your Lotto ticket immediately before or while the game is on. Terminals are closed at 7.45pm and don't reopen until after the draw at 7.55pm is finished. Any tickets bought for the next draw will be eligible in that draw, right up to terminal closing.

You can reuse your playslip

If you like to play the same set of numbers every week just keep the playslip. You don't need to complete a fresh one each time you play. If you play online, your account will remember your last played numbers and you can save favourite numbers too.