Christmas Bonus Draw FAQ

What is the Christmas Scratch Cards Bonus Draw?

We've €1,000 X 5 Christmas cash prizes to be won every week! Grab any one of our Christmas Scratch Cards; Hampers Sweets & Treats, Merry Money or Christmas Countdown 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 bonus draw.

How many entries do I get?

Each code gives you multiple entries into the same draw, depending on the Scratch Card:

  • Hampers Sweets & Treats - 3 entries
  • Merry Money - 5 entries
  • Christmas Countdown - 10 entries


Where is the code? 


Christmas bonus draw label and code

You can find the code behind the Bonus Draw label 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 Scratch Cards Bonus Draw?

You can enter the draw at 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

When will the draws take place?

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

Draw 1 11-Oct-19
Draw 2 18-Oct-19
Draw 3 25-Oct-19
Draw 4 01-Nov-19
Draw 5 08-Nov-19
Draw 6 15-Nov-19
Draw 7 22-Nov-19
Draw 8 29-Nov-19
Draw 9 06-Dec-19
Draw 10  13-Dec-19
Draw 11  20-Dec-19
Draw 12  07-Aug-20

Final Draw!

Obviously when Christmas is over, our Christmas range of scratch cards come off sale. But we know a lot of you give/receive them as presents so in order to make sure you all have a chance of winning on the Bonus Draws, we will conduct the final Bonus Draw on 7th August 2020. In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, the National Lottery is extending the deadline for claiming prizes and final Bonus Draw in recognition of the challenges which may be faced by our players, under physical distancing directives, in accessing a claim location. Enter your Christmas Scratch Card code to be in with a chance of winning.

How will I know if I’ve won?

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

When can I enter the Christmas Scratch Cards Bonus Draw?

You may enter your code on now. Your code will be entered automatically into the next draw (there is a countdown clock on the webform to show time left until the next draw closes). 

Is my Christmas Scratch Card Bonus Draw entry entered into every draw?

No, there's a weekly Christmas Scratch Card 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 Friday of a given week. Each Christmas Scratch Cards Bonus Draw 13 character code can only be entered once, 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 1890 244 344 (9:00am to 8:00pm, Monday to Saturday) or email us at

Can I enter the draw by post?

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

What is the New Year’s Special Draw?

Refer to the New Year's Special Draws FAQs to find out more. 

How will I know if I've won?

The New Year’s Special Draw took place at National Lottery headquarters on Monday 6th January and 180 winners of €1,000 have been randomly selected from all of the entries received. See the full list of the results.

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