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About the SuperEnalotto Lottery

For those of you who love playing lotteries, this one’s for you. We’re going to tell you all about the hugely popular Italian SuperEnalotto Lottery. It started in 1997 when the Italian game operator SISAL took over Enalotto, which had been in existence since the 1950s, and grew out of the Italian government’s need to raise funds.

This mega lottery has risen in prominence since 1997 and is now well-known for its huge payouts, which has produced numerous SuperEnalotto lottery winners. These jackpots start with a minimum guaranteed amount of €2 million and grow well beyond €100 million.

The lottery has adapted as it has grown. Initially, it drew its numbers from various cities. The six main numbers came from Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo, and Rome. The operator picked numbers in alphabetical order from these cities. Venice also drew a number, which was the ‘jolly’ number.

The organizers soon realized that two or more cities could potentially draw the same numbers. In 2009, it adapted the system for greater efficiency, which led to the lottery we know today: where the draw takes place in Rome.

SuperEnalotto Lottery FAQ

It’s simple to learn how to play this lottery, which costs only €1 to enter. You can buy your numbers online, at a vendor, or on the SuperEnalotto lottery app. You select your six numbers from a choice between 1 and 90. You also choose a 'jolly' number, which is like a bonus ball. This determines the second tier of the SuperEnalotto lottery winners.

You can also decide if you want to play the SuperStar option. This choice gives you a greater chance to win prizes for an extra €0.50. It draws the SuperStar ball from an entirely separate machine, ranging from 1 to 90, enabling you to select your lucky number twice.

Your chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 622,614,630. This may seem impossible, but your chances of favorable SuperEnalotto lottery results drastically increase when you consider the following breakdown of the odds:

  • Match 6: 1 in 622,614,630
  • Match 5 + Jolly: 1 in 103,769,105
  • Match 5: 1 in 1,250,230
  • Match 4: 1 in 11,907
  • Match 3: 1 in 327
  • Match 2: 1 in 22

The lottery also has instant win prizes, which pays €25 to every 500th entry, so your chances of winning are 1 in 500 just for entering.

If you play the Superstar, your odds are:

  • 6 and SuperStar: 1 in 56,035,316,700
  • 5 and Jolly and SuperStar: 1 in 9,339,219,450
  • 5 and SuperStar: 1 in 112,520,716
  • 4 and SuperStar: 1 in 1,071,626
  • 3 and SuperStar: 1 in 29,404
  • 2 and SuperStar: 1 in 1,936
  • 1 and SuperStar: 1 in 303
  • 0 and SuperStar: 1 in 138

Furthermore, this lottery provides you with other opportunities to improve your odds of winning a jackpot. When you buy online or using the SuperEnalotto lottery app, you can choose to use its integrated system.

When using this system, you can play every combination of your chosen numbers instead of just choosing six numbers. A range of 7 numbers would cost an extra €7, and a range of 28 would cost €28.

The lottery draws the SuperEnalotto lottery numbers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The draw takes place at 20h00 CET. If it falls on a public holiday, then the draw takes place another day. Use the SuperEnalotto lottery ticket scanner function on your app to check if you were lucky.

The jackpot will roll over until it gets the required SuperEnalotto lottery results. This rollover will continue until there is a match for all six of the SuperEnalotto lottery numbers.

Tuesday 13th August 2019 was an auspicious day for one fortunate lottery player. The winner bought a single ticket from a bar in Lombardy and only spent €2. The SuperEnalotto lottery results favored this incredibly lucky person who won a staggering €209.1 million.

Here are some of the other big winners:

  • €177.8 million – won by a syndicate of 70 on 30th October 2010
  • €163.5 million – won by a player from Vibo Valentia, Calabria on 27th October 2016
  • €147.8 million – won by a player from Bagnone, Tuscany on 22nd August 2009
  • €139 million – won by two winners from Parma and Pistoia on 09th February 2010
  •  €100.7 million – won by a player from Catania, Sicily on 23rd October 2008

The lottery doesn’t televise the draw for the SuperEnalotto lottery numbers, but you can watch the draw live online here.

You can check your winnings by scanning the QR code using the SuperEnalotto lottery app. The app has a SuperEnalotto lottery ticket scanner.

You need to ensure that you claim your prize within 90 days. SuperEnalotto lottery winners should also be aware that the lottery taxes prizes over €500 by 20%.

If you purchased your ticket at a retailer, you have assorted options for cashing in your winning SuperEnalotto lottery numbers. Here’s where you should go:

  • Up to €520: The place where you purchased your ticket, any Italian retailer, dedicated payment centers, or Sisal offices. You receive payment as cash or a cheque.
  • Over €520 up to €5,200: The place where you purchased your ticket, dedicated payment centers, or Sisal offices. Your payment can be cash or a cheque.
  • Over €5,200 up to €52,000: Dedicated payment centers or Sisal offices. Payment will be a bank transfer.
  • Over €52,000: Sisal offices, who’ll pay you by bank transfer.

Many of you’ll have purchased your tickets online or through the app. Here’s where you can claim your winnings:

  • Up to €5,200: Sisal will credit your online lottery account following the draw.
  • Over €5,200 and up to €52,200: Dedicated payment center or a Sisal office, who’ll pay you via bank transfer.
  • Over €52,000: Visit a Sisal office. The lottery will pay you via bank transfer.

You’re able to play the lottery and become one of the lucky SuperEnalotto lottery winners if lotteries are legal in your country. You need to be 18 years or older to play.

It’s no surprise that the SuperEnolotto is so popular. It's been around for a long time and is an official lottery linked to the Italian government. It has massive jackpots, and it's easy to access. It's well worth trying your luck. Who knows, you may get to be on that list of winners.

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