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Since December it has been mandatory for all authorised National Lottery retailers to sign up to a code of practice. Seven out of 10 retailers have taken up training on a recently launched online portal.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private operators of the National Lottery have opened on average more than 50 new outlets every month over the past three years, prompting fears of a (...)

Bet-on-lottery operators such as Lottoland allow consumers play National Lottery and EuroMillions draws here without actually buying a ticket. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Controversial lotto betting website Lottoland, which launched in Ireland last year, has had its app removed from Apple stores amid allegations of fake(...)

Winning Streak: presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The presenters of Winning Streak, one of Europe’s longest-running television gameshows, are meeting contestants in a reception room at RTÉ’s televisio(...)

A spokeswoman for the National Lottery said both winners had contacted the office to claim their winnings. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The online player who won €7.1 million in this week’s Lotto Jackpot has contacted the National Lottery to collect the winnings. The online prizewinne(...)

The  National Lottery operator has warned the Government that “parasite lotteries” could divert hundreds of millions of euro from good causes. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

National Lottery sales are at risk of being cannibalised by an influx of so-called parasite lotteries with potentially hundreds of millions of euro be(...)

Daly’s Topaz in Lifford sold the winning ticket. Photograph: Google Street View

The owner of the shop which sold the €4.4million lottery ticket in Saturday night’s Lotto draw says he hopes the winner is a local player but admitted(...)

The family syndicate bought their lottery ticket at The Village Shop in Malahide, owned by Ken and Amy Cong. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

After nine days of lying low and trying to keep their good fortune to themselves, the winning syndicate have come forward to claim the EuroMillions ja(...)

 Kevin O’Connor celebrates scoring for Cork City against Dundalk in the 2017 President’s Cup. File photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wexford-born professional football Kevin O’Connor has collected a €1million prize he won in the National Lottery’s Christmas Millionaire Raffle on New(...)

The winner of last week’s near €40m EuroMillions jackpot bought their ticket in the Dublin area.

The holder of the winning ticket of last Friday’s €39 million EuroMillions jackpot made contact with the National Lottery on Tuesday. The person who (...)

Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, who won  more than €115 million in 2005. Photograph: Frank Miller

EuroMillions players in Ireland scooped more than €170 million in prize money this year, including Friday’s €38.9 million jackpot. The win in Dublin(...)

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