If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Private profiles - please note that profiles marked as private will soon be public. This will facilitate moderation so mods can view users' warning histories. All of your posts across the site will appear on your profile page (including PI, RI). Groups posts will remain private except to users who have access to the same Groups as you. Thread here
Some important site news, please read here. Thanks!

Lotto: Match 5 + Bonus

  • 05-08-2017 9:22pm
    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gloomtastic!
    Do Not Be Afraid.....

    In tonight's Lotto if you had of won the Match 5 + Bonus you would collected nearly €250k yet a couple of weeks ago you would only have won €50k.

    How do they work out how much the prize is? It doesn't seem to relate to the jackpot amount.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭ Browney7
    Registered User

    It's a % of the sales for each draw (like a pari-mutuelle system). If it's not won it rolls over to the next draw and the % of the new sales is added to it. Same principle for all the prizes but anything from match 5 down is always won.

    Since they've increased the number of numbers the jackpot and the 5 + bonus isn't being won as often so is rolling over more.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭ montyrebel
    Registered User

    bit like the scoop 6 in horse racing, if its not won it rolls over and gets bigger