The National Lottery have announced details of ‘EuroDreams’, an exciting new draw-based game that will offer an annuity top prize of €20,000 every month for 30 years. Tickets for the new game will cost €2.50 per line and will go on sale on Monday October 30th ahead of the first draw on Monday 6th November.
The EuroDreams game which is the first annuity type game of its’ kind in Ireland is a joint venture with Ireland’s National Lottery and seven other European countries. Draws will be held every Monday and Thursday. Players will pick six main numbers from 1-40 and one bonus number (called "Dream" number) from 1-5 to make up their combination.
The EuroDreams game comes almost 20 years after the EuroMillions was first launched in Ireland in 2004. Unlike other lottery draw-based games, the annuity top prize which is worth €7.2 Million will be paid in monthly tax-free payments of €20,000 spread over 30 years.
Tickets for the EuroDreams game will be available at usual National Lottery retail agents nationwide, as well as at www.lottery.ie and the National Lottery App. Tickets for the EuroDreams game can be purchased before the 7.30pm cut-off each Monday and Thursday. Similar to the EuroMillions game, draws will take place in Paris, France at approximately 8pm (Irish Time) on draw nights.
Speaking at a launch event of the new EuroDreams game in Paris, France, National Lottery Chief Executive, Andrew Algeo said: “We’re very excited to be launching the EuroDreams game which offers a unique, life-changing annuity prize, the likes of which has never been seen in Ireland before. This kind of annuity game has proven incredibly popular in other countries such as the UK and the US and we think it will prove incredibly popular with our players, some of which like the idea of winning such a prize which is paid in regular instalments over the long term.”
“We are constantly striving to develop our games and continually excite our players by having a mix of draw-based games that offers something for everyone. I believe that EuroDreams will be a real compelling offering for a strong cohort of our players which is vital for the sustainability of the National Lottery and the thousands of community groups, projects and individuals for whom National Lottery Good Causes funding is so crucial.”
Photo Caption: The National Lottery are one of eight countries across Europe to launch the EuroDreams game, the very first annuity type lottery of it's kind in Ireland. For each draw, the top prize is an annuity tax free prize of €20,000 per month for 30 years. Pictured at the launch at the Gustave Eiffel hall on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was Andrew Algeo (Centre), Chief Executive Officer of the National Lottery.
EuroMillions Prize Tier Odds
|EuroDreams Prize Tier||Prize Value (expected Average)||Approximate odds of winning 1 in|
|Match 6 + 1||€20,000 per month for 30 years (€7.2 Million)||19,191,900|
|Match 6||€2,000 per month for 5 years (€120,000)||4,797,975|
|Match 5||(Parimutuel - Average Prize) €103||18,815.59|
|Match 4||(Parimutuel - Average Prize) €40||456.14|
|Match 3||(Parimutuel - Average Prize) €5||32.07|
|Match 2||(Fixed Prize) €2.50||5.52|
Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage, and the Irish Language. In total more than €6 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 36 years ago. In 2022 alone, €259 Million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland.
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