SuperEnalottoSuperEnalotto is an Italian lottery with draws on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 08:00 p.m. It is famous for its large jackpots, and there is no cap for how many times in a row that a jackpot can be rolled over from one draw to the next.

The prize pool consists of less than 35% of the incoming money from sales. Roughly 54% of the incoming money from sales goes to the Italian state.

Participating in SuperEnalotto

The ticket cost is €1 for two tries. If you want to be able to take advantage of the SuperStars number, this costs extra.

The object of the game is to match 6 numbers out of 90 possible numbers. At least three matching numbers is required to win something.

The draw starts with six numbers being drawn. Then, SuperStar number is drawn in a separate draw. This SuperStar number gives you an additional chance to match six numbers.

You can not use the SuperStar number to win the jackpot. If you have 5 main numbers correct + a correct SuperStar number you win a special 5 + 1 prize.

N.B! Since the SuperStar number is drawn in a separate draw, it is possible for it to be SuperStar number that is already present among the six main numbers.

Five tiers of prizes

Matching numbers Chance to get
6 1 in 622,614,630
5+ SuperStar number 1 in 103,769,105
5 1 in 1,250,230
4 1 in 11,907
3 1 in 327

The jackpot

To win the jackpot, you need to have six matching numbers (without the help of the SuperStar number).

If no one wins the jackpot, it is rolled over to the following draw. There is no limit to the number of times this can happen in a row. SuperEnaLotto has the potential of creating very large jackpots.

History

SuperEnalotto italySuperEnalotto has its roots in the Enalotto, a lottery formed back in the 1950’s. In December 1997, Sisal (a private gambling company) changed the format of the Enalotto and relaunched it under the name SuperEnalotto.

Up until July 2009, there was no special draw for Enalotto / SuperEnalotto. Instead, the lottery used Lottomatica’s regional Lotto draws. The six main winning numbers for Enalott / SuperEnalotto was the first number drawn in the regional Lotto draws for the cities of Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Rome. The jolly number for Enalotto / SuperEnalotto was taken from the Venice draw.

If the first number drawn for a city had already been drawn for a previous city, the second number was used instead. So, if the first number in the Bari draw was 14 and the first two numbers for the Florence draw was 14 and 10, then the Enalotto / SuperEnalotto number sequence would start with 14 and 10, not 14 and 14.

The first draw specifically for SuperEnalotto took place on July 1, 2009. Since then, SuperEnalotto has had no ties to Lottomatica’s Lotto draws.

Notable wins

  • On October 30, 2010, a syndicate of 70 winners won a €177.8 million SuperEnalotto jackpot. This jackpot had been formed by more than eight months of rollovers.
  • On August 22, 2009, a player in Bagnone (Toscana) won a €147.8 million jackpot.