Christmas Bonus Draw FAQ

What is the Christmas Scratch Cards Bonus Draw?

We've a €5,000 Christmas cash prize to be won every week! Grab any one of our Christmas scratch cards: Hampers & Cash, Merry Money or Countdown to Christmas for a chance to win. Not only can you win instant cash prizes, but each scratch card contains a 13 character code which can be entered online into a weekly Christmas Bonus Draw.

You must be over eighteen years of age to enter and win a prize in the Christmas Bonus Draw. Prizes will not issue to a person under the age of eighteen years whether that person is acting on their own behalf or on behalf of another person.

How many entries do I get?

Each code gives you multiple entries into the same Christmas Bonus, depending on the scratch card:

  • Hampers & Cash - 3 entries
  • Merry Money - 5 entries
  • Countdown to Christmas - 10 entries

Where is the code?

Christmas bonus draw label and code

You can find the code behind the Bonus Draw Christmas tag on each scratch card. Simply scratch it to reveal the code. There are two parts to the code - a 3 digit number followed by ten characters.

How do I enter the Christmas Bonus Draw?

You can enter the draw on by either scanning a QR code on the scratch card or by manually entering the access code. On the form, choose the first three digits of the code from the drop down in the first box, then enter the ten character code into the second box. Complete the rest of the form, click 'Submit' and you're done.

How do I know if my code has been entered?

Upon completion of an entry, a player receives a confirmation on site of entry and details of the number of entries they have received and which have been registered. The National Lottery will also send an email to the email address supplied confirming receipt of the entry. 

When will the draws take place?

There are 12 draws which are scheduled to take place as follows:

Draw 1 26-Oct-22
Draw 2 02-Nov-22
Draw 3 09-Nov-22
Draw 4 16-Nov-22
Draw 5 23-Nov-22
Draw 6 30-Nov-22
Draw 7 07-Dec-22
Draw 8 14-Dec-22
Draw 9 21-Dec-22
Draw 10 28-Dec-22
Draw 11 04-Jan-23

Final Draw!

There is a €5,000 prize up for grabs in the final Christmas Bonus Draw! Enter your Christmas Scratch Card code to be in with a chance of winning, closing date for the draw is 10am on Tuesday 4 April 2023.

How will I know if I’ve won?

We will be contacting the lucky winner after the draw, using the details provided by the player. Find out more on our winners page.

When can I enter the Christmas Bonus Draw?

You may enter your code on now. Your code will be entered automatically into the next draw.

Is my Christmas Bonus Draw entry entered into every draw?

No, there's a weekly Christmas Bonus Draw and your eligible code is entered into the next draw only. Entry to each weekly draw is limited to those entries received up to 10am on Wednesday of a given week. Each Christmas Scratch Cards Bonus Draw 13 character code can only be entered into one weekly draw.

What if I don't get my entry in on time for a weekly draw?

Don’t worry, any valid code submitted via the web form will automatically be entered into the next applicable draw. You’ll be advised of the date for the draw after you submit your code.

What if I have already won on the scratch card I used to enter the draw?

Lucky you! Collect your cash winnings as normal and keep a record of your 13 digit Scratch Card number that you entered.

What if I'm having problems entering my draw entry code number online?

You can contact our customer support team for help on 01 889 1000 (8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday.) or email us at

Can I enter the draw by post?

No, players must log on to and complete the form online.