Italy - SuperEnalotto Results
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Italy - SuperEnalotto
Basic Information for Italy's SuperEnalotto: Tickets cost one Euro per play. You have to be 18 years of age or older in order to play the game or redeem prizes no matter where you live in the world. Some lottery winnings are subject to tax in Italy. Winnings up to €100 are tax-free with a small flat tax on all higher wins in addition to a tax rate of six percent (6%) on winnings over €500.
The game is operated by Sisal (Sport Italia Società a Responsabilità Limitata) and has been in play in one form or another since the 1950's. As the game has no cap and the odds are so long, SuperEnalotto is often the biggest paying European lottery. The name of the game changed in 1997 from simply 'Enalotto', and in 2009 the draw became centralized, rather than single numbers being taken from smaller regional lottery draws. Under the old system, it was statistically possible for two of the same numbers to be drawn resulting in a situation where nobody could have won the jackpot.
Three times each week, six (6) numbers are drawn from a pool of ninety numbers (1-90). After the six numbers are drawn, a seventh supplemental number known as the Jolly is then drawn. The Jolly is used to help make a winning combination for players who have chosen and matched five main numbers. The Jolly doesn't figure into the odds or ability to match six numbers (6/90) to win the jackpot.
How Can I Play SuperEnalotto?
You can play SuperEnalotto by visiting a local retailer in Italy, purchasing or checking tickets online at www.sisal.it when you are within the country's borders, or purchasing tickets online from a lottery concierge or messenger service who will purchase the ticket(s) for you in-country. Drawings are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm local time. Players can choose their own numbers or let the lottery computer select them at random using the Quick Pick feature.
While it may be difficult to correctly guess six out of ninety numbers (6/90), it certainly isn't impossible. The odds of winning the jackpot on the basic game are 1 in 622,614,630 and the draws are held three times each week. The very difficulty of matching, and the fact there is no cap on how many times the jackpot can roll over, means that winners can take home huge winnings. Jackpots of over €100 million have been paid out at least five times since 2008.
Players can form their own syndicates or office pools to increase their chances of winning at least part of the jackpot. In October 2010, a 70-member syndicate in Milan won €177.7 million. Earlier that same year, €139 million was split by two Italians when both of their tickets matched all six numbers. The remaining three top five winners, with prizes ranging from €100.7 million to €163.5 million, were awarded to single ticket holders.
How to Win Cash Prizes
There are six (6) ways to win when you play the basic SuperEnalotto. There are six prize divisions. First prize is the Jackpot and you will need to match all six (6) drawn numbers.
The jackpot prize is not the only one that increases with each lottery draw. Each prize division can increase depending on ticket sales so all prizes vary draw by draw. No matter how many people buy tickets for any draw, the odds remain the same but the prizes can be more or less depending on sales.
The second place prize is awarded for matching five plus the supplemental Jolly number. Players can also win by matching five (5/6), four (4/6), three (3/6) or two (2/6) numbers.
The following list shows the winning combinations and the odds of winning based on playing a standard game.
First Prize: Match 6 winning numbers: 1:622,614,630
Second Prize: 5 winning numbers plus Jolly -- 1:103,769,105
Third Prize: 5 winning numbers: -- 1:1,250,230
Fourth Prize: 4 winning numbers: -- 1:11,907
Fifth Prize: 3 winning numbers: -- 1:327
Sixth Prize: 2 winning numbers: -- 1:21.51
Is there another way to play and win the SuperEnalotto?
Yes! The SuperEnalotto has a sister-game called theSuperStar Lottery that uses the same drawn numbers and shares the jackpot. Playing the Superstar allows you to choose an extra number that adds €2 million to the jackpot and €1 million to the SuperEnalotto second prize. Adding SuperStar to your ticket can also multiply smaller prizes by up to 100x and creates a whole new range of prize divisions. Players can look at the SS number as a Powerball.
You can learn more about the SuperEnalotto by visiting Sisal.it (not an English language webpage).