Lottery games – Know the odds

Winning a prize is always a matter of luck. There is no skill required in order to win a prize and therefore, no matter how you play, you cannot influence the outcome that is based on chance.

Before you play, read the rules of the game and know the odds. This will give you all you need to make an informed choice.

 

Odds of playing Irish National Lottery games

Draw-based Games

Game Price Jackpot / Top Prize Min. Jackpot Cap Overall Odds Winning the Jackpot / Top Prize
Lotto* ^ €4.00 €2,000,000 €18,960,000 1 in 10,737,573
Lotto Plus 1 ^ €2.00 €1,000,000   1 in 10,737,573
Lotto Plus 2 ^ €250,000   1 in 10,737,573
EuroMillions* €2.50 €17,000,000 €200,000,000** 1 in 139,838,160
EuroMillions Plus €1.00 €500,000   1 in 2,118,760
Daily Million* €1.00 €1,000,000   1 in 3,262,623
Daily Million Plus* €0.50 €500,000   1 in 3,262,623
Lotto 54321 6 Ball €1.00 €125,000   1 in 255,657
Lotto 54321 7 Ball €1.00 €40,000   1 in 73,045
Telly Bingo* *** €2.50 €20,000   1 in 6,831,227 (for 45 calls)
Millionaire Raffle €25.00 €1,000,000   1 in 500,000****

^ Lotto & Lotto Plus price is reflective of miminum 2 lines per play
* Top Prize shared if more than one winner
** Cap can increase by €10m when jackpot won at cap to maximum of €250million
*** Odds vary depending on number of balls called. Top Prize Increases by €5,000 per draw until won.
**** Odds vary depending on number of tickets sold, max tickets 500,000.

Instant Win Games

Game Price Top Prize Odds of Winning the Top Prize
20K Bingo €3 €20,000 1 in 1,000,000
90 Bingo €5 €50,000 1 in 2,000,000
Cash Bolt €5 €50,000 1 in 2,000,000
Cash Celebration €3 €50,000 1 in 1,500,000
Cashword Mini €2 €10,000 1 in 500,000
Cashword €3 €30,000 1 in 1,500,000
Cashword Bonus €5 €50,000 1 in 2,000,000
Digital All Cash €1 €5,000 1 in 1,000,000
Digital All Cash Gold €2 €15,000 1 in 1,000,000
Digital All Cash Tripler €3 €30,000 1 in 1,500,000
Digital All Cash Platinum €5 €75,000 1 in 2,000,000
Digital All Cash Spectacular €10 €200,000 1 in 2,000,000
Far Eastern Fortune €2 €25,000 1 in 1,000,000
Gold 7s Doubler €2 €21,000 1 in 1,500,000
Instant Lotto €2 €30,000 1 in 1,500,000
Kick-Off Cash €3 €30,000 1 in 1,000,000
King of Cash €5 €50,000 1 in 2,000,000
Lucky Numbers €5 €100,000 1 in 2,000,000
Magic Multiplier 20X €5 €100,000 1 in 2,000,000
Magic Multiplier 40X €10 €250,000 1 in 2,000,000
Mini Keno €2 €10,000 1 in 1,500,000
Pots of Luck €2 €10,000 1 in 1,000,000
Reel Winner €10 €250,000 1 in 2,000,000
St. Patrick's Celebration €3 €30,000 1 in 1,500,000
Try Your Luck €5 €75,000 1 in 2,000,000

Scratch Card Games

Game Price Top Prize Odds of Winning the Top Prize
All Cash €1  €5,000 1 in 675,000.00
All Cash Gold €2  €15,000 1 in 1,300,000.00
All Cash Tripler  €3  €30,000 1 in 1,066,666.66
All Cash Platinum  €5  €75,000 1 in 1,200,000.00
All Cash Spectacular €10  €200,000 1 in 875,000.00
All Cash Extravaganza €20  €500,000 1 in 300,000.00
Diamond Bingo Doubler  €3  €30,000 1 in 1,250,000.00
Bingo Multiplier  €5  €50,000 1 in 300,000.00
Cashword Doubler  €3  €30,000 1 in 1,040,000.00
Cashword Plus  €5  €50,000 1 in 600,000.00
Congratulations  €5  €50,000 1 in 400,000.00
Diamond Deluxe Doubler €2  €20,000 1 in 400,000.00
Golden 4s Silver 5s €5  €45,000 1 in 300,000.00
Instant 300 €3  €300 1 in 692.31
Instant 500 €5  €500 1 in 769.23
Lucky 7's €10  €7,777 1 in 110,000.00
Money Multiplier 5X €2  €20,000 1 in 1,000,000.00
Money Multiplier 10X €3  €40,000 1 in 500,000.00
Money Multiplier 20X €5  €100,000 1 in 700,000.00
Money Multiplier 40X €10  €250,000 1 in 500,000.00
Winning Streak  €3  €5,000 1 in 1,000,000.00

Last updated 02/03/2020

 

Gambler's Fallacy

When you flip a coin, the chance of it landing on heads is the same as the chance of it landing on tails i.e. there is a 50% chance. If you repeatedly flip a coin, and heads comes up a number of times in a row, it is easy to think that tails might be “due” on the next flip. This belief is called the Gambler’s Fallacy.

This can also be applied to Lottery Games – whether you are playing online or buying in-store. Although our games have an “odds on winning” statement, you cannot increase your chances of winning by playing or buying more. For example, a scratch card might state that the odds on winning are 1 in 4. This does not mean that buying four scratch cards will guarantee a win. The prizes are randomly spread throughout an entire game, and winning a prize is purely a matter of luck.