Irish Lotto Odds and Analysis Section

Here you can find analysis, odds and statistics on the Irish National Lottery Lotto Draw, EuroMillions as well as the Daily Million draw - your starting point to winning the lottery!

Odds of Winning the Irish Lotto

On September 3rd 2015, the National Lottery increased the number of balls in the draw from 45 to 47. The odds of winning one of the various prizes in the Irish Lotto based off of 47 numbers is below. The odds of winning under the "old" 45-ball game are here.

Minimum prize amounts in the Main Lotto draw don't seem to be guaranteed. They have a formula for working them out, and can change each draw, so please keep in mind the prizes listed below are not guaranteed - they are taken from the official National Lottery literature which was distributed to newsagents prior to the launch of the new game.

Combination Odds Prize Money*
6 Numbers Jackpot
10,737,573 / 1
€2,000,000
5 Numbers and Bonus
1,789,595 / 1
€100,000
5 Numbers
44,740 / 1
€1,500
4 Numbers and Bonus
17,896 / 1
€150
4 Numbers
918 / 1
€50
3 Numbers and Bonus
688 / 1
€25
3 Numbers
54 / 1
€9
2 Numbers and Bonus
72 / 1
€3 Scrathcard

* Prize Money is not a guaranteed amount.

One way to look at the above is that if the National Lottery Lotto draw was fair, then considering you pay €2 per line, the jackpot should be a minimum of over €21m every time! So you could look at it like the National Lottery is only giving you 9% of what you should be getting, if you win a jackpot of €2m.

But it gets much worse as you go down the payout structure...the real odds of getting 5 number plus the bonus are now 1,789,595 / 1. The National Lottery are making a song and dance now about how they have increased the Match 5 Plus Bonus prize to €100,000, from €25,000.

However, as the odds are 1,789,595 / 1 and you pay €2 per line, in theory you should be getting €3,579,190, not €100,000. This means they are paying you only approx. 2.8% of what you should get. Unbelievable.

All is not lost though...there is much better value to be found when backing Lotto numbers with the bookies.

Most Frequently Occurring Numbers in Lotto

Note: Our analysis below is based on the analysis of the Irish Lotto draws since the 4th November 2006, when 45 balls were introduced, to September 2nd 2015 when 45 balls were no longer in use. Any analysis which includes data prior outside those dates would be completely meaningless, for example balls 46 and 47 would always appear to be the least popular balls, which is not a true reflection of the results of Lotto Draws with 47 numbers.

For that reason, we will soon start a separate record from 5th September onwards - coming soon!

Main Lotto Draw

Most Winning Lotto Numbers

The six most frequently occurring numbers in the Main Irish Lotto Draw in order of frequency:

2 10 12 38 27 21

Least Popular Balls

The six least frequently occurring numbers in the Main Lotto Draw are:

14 33 16 19 34 25

Lotto Plus One Draw

Most Popular Balls

The six most frequently occurring numbers in the Irish Lotto Plus One Draw are:

38 1 7 21 3 4

Least Popular Balls

The six least frequently occurring numbers in the Lotto Plus One Draw are:

24 37 26 35 13 30

Lotto Plus Two Draw

Most Popular Balls

The six most frequently occurring numbers in the Irish Lotto Plus Two Draw are:

7 30 10 17 3 4

Least Popular Balls

The six least frequently occurring numbers in the Lotto Plus Two Draw are:

24 14 22 33 13 8



Most Frequent Numbers - Euro Millions and Daily Million

In the tabs below you can find the balls ranked by how ofetn they occur, for the Euro Million and Daily Million draws.

National Lottery Most Winning Lotto Numbers

Euro Millions Winning Numbers Analysis

Daily Million Lottery Number Analysis


* Note: the odds given are almost exactly correct, but have been rounded up, for example the odds of getting 3 numbers is 44.6/1, but that has been rounded to 45/1. The method used to calculate the odds is the hypergeometric probability distribution algorithm.

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