Lotto sense: While higher ticket prices will, in theory, generate bigger jackpots they could also alienate recession-weary Irish punters. Photograph: istock

The National Lottery is expected to raise ticket prices next year as part of a shake-up of the business aimed at halting several years of declining s(...)

The new lottery show will be separate from the lottery’s popular Winning Streak show.

The National Lottery is planning to launch a new weekly game show on RTÉ television early next year in a bid to boost sales.The show, which promises b(...)

Retailers had been keen to have the switchover complete before the Christmas rush.

Unsuspecting punters may be surprised by the new-look green lotto tickets being spewed out by machines across the country.The change reflects the shif(...)

 Premier Lotteries Ireland has been holding seminars to train retail agents on how to use the new Photon ticket terminals.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The big switch to a new-look National Lottery will take place next month or in December. The lottery’s new operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI),(...)

Liam Sloyan will take up his new post as lottery regulator next month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Compliance consultant Liam Sloyan has been appointed the National Lottery’s first ever regulator, a position that may eventually evolve into t(...)

 Alex Kovach:  it is understood his post was axed under a restructuring of the group. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The man who spearheaded the acquisition of the Irish lottery for the owners of UK operator Camelot is to part ways with the company. Alex Kovac(...)

RGData’s director-general Tara Buckley said: “Retailers look forward to working with PLI but, as with any process of change, there are concerns about the impact of the new ownership structure.”

Retailers are unhappy with assurances from the National Lottery that the impending switchover to a new system will not involve additional costs or a d(...)

Money generated for good causes by the National Lottery has hit its lowest level in eight years on the back falling tickets sales linked to fewer jack(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  with National Lottery chief executive Dermot Griffin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Lottery recorded a four-fold jump in registrations to its revamped website in the first month of going live, the company said yesterday.T(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin with National Lottery head Dermot Griffin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is refusing to allow the National Lottery to sign an extension contract with its existing technology supplier to provide cover for t(...)