A Fine Gael TD, who has called for an investigation of the National Lottery draw, says talk of a 'must-win' scenario is a welcome development.
The operators of the National Lottery are to seek regulatory approval for such a draw, following controversy over no one winning the €19m jackpot for six months.
Premier Lotteries Ireland chief executive Andrew Algeo will tell the Oireachtas Finance Committee later the company wants to introduce the draw to ensure "an improbably long wait for a capped jackpot win cannot occur again".
Deputy Bernard Durkan, who is also a member of the Finance Committee, told Newstalk Breakfast a must-win draw is one of several elements that could improve things.
"There are other variations that have been brought to my attention that could improve the situation considerably.
"[A must-be-won draw] is certainly a welcome one, and there maybe more as well".
He says he feels issues need to be addressed.
"I think that the development so far has been a welcome development.
"I felt for some considerable time that there were issues that needed to be addressed there.
"While there was no indication that anything was going wrong, there was a public perception - and the public perception was that there was a particular race that if you entered it, you could go for six months without a win."
Statistician Dr Michael Cronin has previously suggested the number of rollovers makes no difference to the odds of winning.
Earlier this month, he told Newstalk: "The odds of an event of 1,500 to one is pretty small, it's a relatively rare event.
"But given that the Lottery is drawn twice a week... it's not surprising that we get a sequence of rollovers like this.
"And it's important to remember that the lottery machine itself doesn't have a memory.
"And so even though its rolled over 47 times, it doesn't make any difference to tonight's draw - for example.
"So your odds of winning on a single ticket tonight are still 10.7 million to one.
"They haven't increased or they haven't decreased.
"If you rolled a dice four times, the odds of getting a six four times are about 1,300 to one - which is the same realm as the sequence we're seeing here," Dr Cronin said
Deputy Durkan acknowledges while this is part of gambling, it still makes him uneasy.
"If I were a gambler - which I'm not - and the dice were rolled for six months without ever winning, and in particular the dice landing in the same position every time, I would be uneasy.
"And I certainly wouldn't be happy about gambling in that kind of situation".