Lotto first launched in 1978. It is currently still good for 42.5% of sales of national lottery products.
The changes have come about as a result of a survey carried out among players of the game.
The survey revealed that Lotto players want a game that allows them to dream, gives them pleasure and lets them win more than is currently the case.
A system of bonus balls will serve to increase the a player’s chances of winning to 1 in 25 as opposed to 1 in 34 currently.
However, your chances of winning the main prize will fall from 1 in 5,245,786 to 1 in 8,145,060.
This will allow the lottery the chance to guarantee players at least 1 million Euro in prize money if they manage to select all 6 winning numbers.
The first game under the new system will offer 5 million Euro in prize money to be divided up between those that have six winning numbers.