The SuperEnalotto is an Italian lottery that has been played in Italy since back in December of 1997.
The current version of SuperEnalotto is a revised and updated version of the original Italian Enalotto game that was played in the 1950s.
Presently, the Italian government receives a little over 50% of all lottery proceeds from tickets purchased. Compared to many other national government cuts of money from lottery bets, which average around 30%, this is a hefty portion for the government of the income from the SuperEnalotto!
One of the main factors in the popularity of SuperEnalotto is the fact that there are 90 balls in the lottery draw, which leads to gigantic rollover jackpots.
The ability to purchase lottery tickets online has also increased the popularity of the Italian SuperEnalotto, which has facilitated the sale of tickets not only to Italian citizens, but those of other international countries, as well.
Another factor that undoubtedly plays a significant part in the worldwide popularity of the SuperEnalotto is that it is tax free and paid in one big lump sum.
The same thing that generates huge rollover jackpots is also responsible for unfavorable odds of winning.
Your odds of winning the Italian SuperEnalotto are approximately one in 622,614,630.
One chance in over 600 million of hitting the jackpot is a long shot, but many enthusiastic players purchase tickets in the hopes of matching all six numbers and collecting the enormous prize!
The SuperEnalotto is reasonably priced, costing one Euro for two tries.
In order to win the jackpot prize, a player must be at least 18 years of age and match (6) numbers between 1-90. However, even if you don’t match all six numbers, there are five prize levels altogether, which greatly increases your chances to win a prize.
In addition to the five prize divisions, there is also a “jolly” number drawn. If a player matches five numbers plus the jolly number, for instance, he or she will win a higher amount known as the “5 + Jolly Number” prize.
The “SuperStar” number offers yet another way for players to win!
This number is drawn separately from the main lottery drawing of six numbers and the Jolly number and can be identical to another winning number. It costs extra to play the SuperStar number, but if you match it your winnings may be increased 100-fold or you may win a prize with a fixed payout regardless of whether or not you matched any of the main six numbers.
You must match at least three numbers to win a prize in the SuperEnalotto.
The minimum prize jackpot is $1.3 million Euros.
The SuperEnalotto is played three times weekly, with drawings every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8pm.
There have been some massive jackpot prizes for this lottery! To date, the largest prize was US $247,943,104 for a ticket purchased for the October 30th drawing.
In August 2009, a lucky player from Toscana won the jackpot prize worth US $211,807,859.58.
Those are only two of the record breaking jackpot prizes won so far in the Italian SuperEnalotto; there have been many colossal wins and happy players!
There are a number of websites available to purchase online lottery tickets for the SuperEnalotto safely and securely.
Buy tickets today! Who knows? You might be the next lucky winner of the SuperEnalotto jackpot!