The second ball to come out of the draw was the number 38, however due to the reflection of light on the lotto ball, it appeared to show the number 33 and 38.

The National Lottery has issued a statement assuring all players of the integrity of Saturday night’s Lotto Plus One draw, after one ball appeared to (...)

Joe O’Farrell (left) of the Shackleton Museum Athy and Sven Habermann of Conservation Letterfrack peer into the cabin in which the explorer died in the Antartic on January 5th, 1922. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sven Habermann has taken delivery of many fine and fragile objects at his north Connemara workshop, and they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and condi(...)

Much of Boate’s role is expected to be taken up with monitoring the lotto’s expansion online. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A senior official from the State’s competition authority has been appointed as the National Lottery’s new regulator. Carol Boate, who was until recen(...)

Sell-out shows from the likes of Adele (above), Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber and Paul Simon helped boost profits for the owners of the 3Arena in Dublin last year.

New figures show that at least 60 families have lost their homes as a result of Ireland’s tracker mortgage scandal, writes Joe Brennan. And the figure(...)

The jump in Irish lotto sales also saw PLI’s operating profit rise by 121 per cent to €16.4 million last year. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

After several years of falling sales, a controversial privatisation process and a change to its playing format, the National Lottery is back on a winn(...)

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

Halfway through my interview with the National Lottery boss, Dermot Griffin, I ask if he thinks playing the Lotto is gambling. It’s a loaded question (...)

Lotto players are being advised by the National Lottery to check their tickets

A shop in Limerick city has been named as the seller of a winning Lotto ticket worth €2.9 million. It emerged on Thursday that Coughlan’s Gala store (...)

Christy Fagan  of St Patrick’s Athletic’s and Athlone Town’s Derek Prendergast  during a League of Ireland match in 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Athlone Town Football Club has secured permission to draw down a €200,000 Government grant for its proposed new astroturf training pitch following an (...)

File image of Console founder Paul Kelly. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The liquidated suicide-bereavement charity Console failed to certify how it spent a €75,000 grant from National Lottery funds in 2012. The Department(...)

Jedward celebrates 25 years of the National Lottery. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

On the first floor of an office block on Abbey Street in central Dublin, there’s a special room with cream-coloured walls, white furniture, expensive (...)