Lotto Plus 5
The Lotto Plus 5 and bonus ball prize comes second only to the much-celebrated Jackpot in terms of lottery prizes and winnings. That means in a regular 6/49 matrix (a lottery in which you need to pick 6 numbers from 49 possibles) you win a big prize for matching 5 lotto numbers plus the bonus ball. The main prize for these types of lottery games are awarded when all six balls are matched (the Jackpot) but the second highest award is when the bonus Lotto plus 5 numbers are matched.
Lotto Plus 5 Game Example
The Irish Lottery is a classic example of this type of Lotto Plus game – the matrix for the main Lotto draw, Lotto 1 and Lotto 2 is 6/49; match 6 numbers are you'll scoop the big jackpot but match Lotto plus 5 main balls and you'll also be in the money. For Lotto, 5 numbers plus the bonus guarantees you a pay out of £25,000, Lotto 1 and you'll bank £3,500 and Lotto 2 it's a jackpot of £2,500 for those you manage to match all but one number!
When it comes to the Italian Lottery, Superenalotto, it's not Lotto Plus 5 that pays out the second highest amount but Jolly plus 5 and the matrix for this game is 6/90. However with more numbers it is harder to win the jackpot making this lottery one that rolls over more than most creating record breaking jackpots on a more regular basis than most others. Matching 5 numbers and the Jolly doesn't happen that often either so even "Lotto Plus 5" on the Italian Lottery can produce life changing amounts of cash for the lucky winners.
These are just two examples of lotteries that award big cash prizes for matching 5 of the main balls and the bonus; read through our other pages for full details of these and other games available.