What would you do if you won the big prize? Some political figures say how they would spend a lottery win.
The new National Lottery game 'Instant 3' was was launched by Taoiseach Charles Haughey at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.
The prizes in the scratch card game range from £5 to £250,000 and the prize money is totally tax-free.
At the launch, instructions are provided on how the game will work.
If three cash amounts match, the player wins that amount instantly.
If there are 3 matching star symbols on a card, the holder will be eligible for the weekly wheel of fortune, with a chance of winning £250,000.
Gerry Reynolds asks some of those at the launch what they would do with the money if they won the star prize.
Minister for Labour and Lord Mayor of Dublin Bertie Ahern says he would buy
A country home, or an off-shore island, or something like that.
Workers Party leader Tomás MacGiolla says he would give a large portion of his winnings to his party as they badly need it.
Taoiseach Charles Haughey says
I'd try and spend it as wisely as possible for the greatest good of different projects and organisations, particularly sporting organisations. I might keep a bit for myself.
Peter Barry jokingly wonders if Fine Gael votes could be bought with any money won.
Broadcaster Gay Byrne says he would opt for a world cruise.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 22 March 1987. The reporter is Gerry Reynolds.