The Irish lottery is undoubtedly one of the most popular as tickets can be bought for it in many other countries, but only from authorized retailers. The player chooses six numbers between one and 47 and has to put two lines on as a minimum purchase. This means that the minimum cost of an Irish lottery ticket is €4.
There are two draws, on Wednesday and Saturday. The Irish lottery does have fairly reasonable odds of winning a prize. To actually win the smallest prize, the player has to match three numbers, and the odds of this are one in 54.
Payments for those who play online are paid automatically to the account if it is 99 euros or less. Cheques are issued for up to 500 euros; there are different claims processes above this. There is a similar tiered process for retail customers. Post offices will pay out on larger prizes.