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The National Lottery paid out more than €453 million in prizes last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lottery sales increased for the fourth year in a row to €805 million, although that figure was slightly held back by the lack of rolling jackpots. M(...)

Andrew Algeo (48) will take over from current lottery boss Dermot Griffin next month

The National Lottery has appointed a former Paddy Power Betfair executive as its new chief executive. Andrew Algeo (48) will take over from longstand(...)

Television presenter Marty Whelan in 2017. The biggest unclaimed win on the record was for a €4.3 million jackpot, dating back to June 2001. The ticket was sold in Coolock in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The attorney general has been dragged into a row between the Department of Public Expenditure and the National Lottery over €16 million in unclaimed p(...)

National Lottery CEO Dermot Griffin is stepping down. He will continue to support the business in an advisory capacity in the coming years, the National Lottery says

The boss of the National Lottery, Dermot Griffin, is to step down after 14 years in the job. Mr Griffin played a pivotal role in the privatisation of(...)

 Les Reilly, owner celebrates with his niece Carly Reilly Flynn, at the Reilly’s Daybreak shop,  Naul, Co  Dublin. File photograph: Collins

Members of the north Co Dublin family syndicate who won the €175.4 million EuroMillions jackpot have collected their winnings. The Naul family syndi(...)

Les Reilly (centre) with the staff from his Daybreak shop in The Naul, north Co Dublin, where the winning €175m EuroMillions ticket was sold. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

A large family syndicate from The Naul in North Co Dublin has emerged as the winner of Tuesday night’s €175.4 million EuroMillions jackpot. The famil(...)

 National Lottery: analysis showed the social and economic class breakdown of lotto players was similar to that of the overall population. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Lottery’s share of the Irish gaming market is coming under pressure from alternative forms of gaming and “substitute” lotto products, acc(...)

Tara Kelly from Beaumount “wins” €250,000 on the Winning Streak wheel, with the help of Kamal Ibrahim and Marty Whelan, on Culture Night 2017. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An age-old rebuke levelled at national lotteries is that they are a tax on the poor. The criticism is borne out by countless studies showing those on (...)

Experts predict that about 20 per cent of web searches will done by voice by 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The National Lottery claims to be one of the first gaming franchises in Europe to launch a voice-assistant application to allow players to check their(...)

Tara Kelly from Beaumont “wins” €250,000 on the Winning Streak wheel, with the help of Kamal Ibrahim and Marty Whelan,  when the National Lottery made its props available to the public for Culture Night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

National Lottery sales have hit €800 million for the first time since the crash amid a strong pick-up in revenue from its online channel. The franchi(...)

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