# Question: How many bonus balls are in the lottery?

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What is the Bonus Ball? The Bonus Ball is an additional number which is drawn at the end of every Lotto game, after the six main numbers have been selected. The six main balls are drawn first from a range of 1 to 59, and a Bonus Ball is then randomly selected from the remaining 53 numbers.

## How many balls are in the bonus ball?

This means you have matched five of the main numbers – 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – but failed to match your number 6. If number 6 is then drawn as the Bonus Ball, it means you have matched five main numbers plus the Bonus Ball.

Prizes & Odds.

Prize Tier Odds Of Winning Prize
Match 5 1 in 144,415 £1,750

## What is the most common bonus ball number?

As of December 2019, according to statistics provided by LotterySearch, the most common bonus ball numbers are 8, 38, 31, 45, 37, and 11.

## How many ball are there in the lottery?

In the draw, six numbered balls are drawn without replacement from a set of 59 balls numbered from 1 to 59 (formerly 1 to 49 until October 2015). A further Bonus Ball is also drawn, which affects only players who match five numbers.

## Does two numbers and a bonus ball win?

Do I win for matching two numbers and the Bonus Ball? The only prize that requires you to match the Bonus Ball is the second prize, for matching five numbers plus the Bonus Ball. Matching the Bonus Ball with any other combination of main numbers does not make a difference to the amount you win.

## What time can I put the lottery on till?

You can buy Lotto tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.

## What numbers hit the most in Pick 3?

Numbers Most Drawn for Play 3

Number Frequency Drawn
1 477 29.63%
3 465 28.88%
7 453 28.14%
5 444 27.58%

## How much do you win for 2 numbers on Irish lottery?

If you play the Irish Lotto at your local bookmaker you will win £53 for just 2 numbers correct. And because you place your bet with the bookmaker you don’t share the winnings as you do on the National Lottery.