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The History of The Irish Lottery

Author: aregan  |  Category: Gambling & Casinos
Published: January 24, 2009

The Irish Lottery is a much overlooked lottery game played in the Republic of Ireland, but it is one that – when compared with most other national lotteries – provides lottery enthusiasts with the best chance of winning. But there are also other advantages of playing the Irish Lottery.

It is important to understand that the Irish Lottery is no new kid on the block. The Irish Lottery was launched over twenty years ago – in March 1987, to be precise – and this means that the venture runs very smoothly, both from a technical and administrative point of view.

The main Irish Lottery game requires players to select six numbers from the range 1 to 45. The jackpot starts at 2 million Euros, but can grow to as much as 5 million Euros or more, thanks to rollovers. To win the jackpot, players need to match their six selections with the six main numbers that are drawn.

In addition to the main jackpot prize, the Irish Lottery offers six other prize levels, and you only have to match three numbers from the range 1 to 45 to win the smallest of these, which is worth 5 Euros.

The Irish Lottery draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday, giving you two chances to win each and every week. In fact, if you were to buy only one ticket for each draw, you would have 104 chances of winning per year.

What’s more, buying Irish Lottery tickets is easy – and it is now possible to purchase them from the comfort of your own computer, in addition to your corner shop. Not only does this make purchasing tickets extremely convenient, it also ensures that you are notified as soon as you win a prize. Buying tickets online also makes it impossible to lose your tickets, which is always a possibility when buying traditional paper tickets.

In terms of taxation and payment, some governments are in the habit of taking a hefty slice of any lottery prize paid out as tax, and then they drip-feed the balance to the winner over a number of years. But with the Irish Lottery, every penny of any jackpot you win is yours to enjoy tax-free, and you will receive your prize as a single lump-sum, as soon as your win has been verified.

Indeed, the old saying has always been to have the ‘luck of the Irish’ and a bit of that luck wouldn’t go too far astray when it comes to picking those winning Irish Lottery numbers. However, it can be a difficult enough task picking those winning numbers, whether you are Irish or not!

Andrew Regan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

Author: aregan

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