SuperEnalotto is a popular Italian lottery which ranks among the best in the world for big jackpots. The top prize regularly reaches nine figures and a record €177.7 million was scooped by a syndicate back in October 2010. The game attracts interest from outside Italy and it is now possible to win SuperEnalotto prizes from anywhere on the globe.
How To Play
SuperEnalotto draws take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 20:00 CET. Players are required to pick six numbers from 1 to 90, while a Jolly number is also drawn from the remaining 84 balls and acts like the Bonus Ball in the UK Lotto, increasing the value of certain prizes.
There is also the option to select a SuperStar number between 1 and 90 for an additional fee. The SuperStar is drawn from a separate machine and provides lots of extra ways to win. Players can win prizes just by matching the SuperStar, or by matching at least two of the main SuperEnalotto numbers.
In Italy, players can take part online or by buying tickets from authorised retailers. For SuperEnalotto fans elsewhere, lottery betting services such as Jackpot.com allow you to choose numbers online and win all the same prizes. It is a simple process, which just requires you to choose your game, pick your numbers and decide how many lines you wish to enter.
You have a 1 in 20 chance of winning any SuperEnalotto prize, while the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 622,614,630. Here are the odds of winning a prize on SuperEnalotto in each of the tiers:
|Matched||Prize Fund %||Odds of Winning|
|6 of 6||17.4%||1 in 622,614,630|
|5 + Jolly||14%||1 in 103,769,105|
|5||4.2%||1 in 1,250,230|
|4||4.2%||1 in 11,907|
|3||12.8%||1 in 327|
|2||40%||1 in 22|
The remaining 8.4% of the prize pool is reserved for instant prizes of €25, which lucky players can win when they buy their tickets.
Players can also increase their chances of boosting their prizes from the main game by adding the SuperStar option. The prizes and odds of winning that can be won with SuperStar are displayed in the following table:
|Matched||Prize||Odds of Winning|
|6 + Superstar||Jackpot + €2 million||1 in 56,035,316,700|
|5 + Jolly + Superstar||Match 5 + Jolly prize + €1 million||1 in 9,339,219,450|
|5 + Superstar||25 x the Match 5 prize||1 in 112,520,716|
|4 + Superstar||25 x the Match 4 prize||1 in 1,071,626|
|3 + Superstar||100 x the Match 3 prize||1 in 29,404|
|2 + Superstar||€100||1 in 1,936|
|1 + Superstar||€10||1 in 303|
|0 + Superstar||€5||1 in 138|
SuperEnalotto began in 1997 as a successor to Enalotto. Its numbers were originally generated by taking the first numbers drawn in six regional lotteries, with the Venetian lottery providing the Jolly number. This changed in 2009 with two draws now taking place, one for the main numbers and Jolly number and another for the Superstar number.