Huge €130 Million SuperEnalotto Jackpot is Finally Won
After over eight months of rollovers, Italy’s SuperEnalotto jackpot was finally won on 17th April, landing the lucky winner an enormous €130 million prize. It is the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the lottery, and one of only six to reach €100 million.
First SuperEnalotto Jackpot of 2018
This is the first SuperEnalotto jackpot to be won this year. The last one was won on 1st August 2017 in Venice after it reached €77 million. Eight months and 110 draws later, the jackpot reached one of its highest ever totals before a player from Sicily matched six numbers to win it on Tuesday. It is the 119th jackpot to be won in the history of the lottery.
The winning numbers from Tuesday’s SuperEnalotto were 12, 23, 39, 54, 72, and 73, with Jolly Number 54 and Superstar 75. A total of 469,726 prizes were awarded, from €5 for matching the Superstar to €33,492 for those who matched four numbers plus the Superstar.
Winning Ticket Sold by ‘Lucky’ Newsstand
The ticket that won the €130 million jackpot was sold at a newsstand situated on the highway between Catania and Palermo, in the Caltanissetta region of Sicily. Its managers, Fabrizio Sunseri and Sabrina Savarino, say that they’re ‘very happy,’ and although it’s the first jackpot ticket to be sold there, the same newsstand previously sold SuperEnalotto tickets that won several big prizes totalling nearly €400,000. The €130 million jackpot prize is the highest ever won in the region.
New SuperEnalotto Jackpot Starts at Over €20 million
Now that the SuperEnalotto jackpot has been won, it resets to a starting value, which stands at an impressive €24 million. It starts at such a high total because a proportion of previous prize pools contributes to future jackpots. It ensures that the lottery is always worth playing, as the top prize on offer will always start in the tens of millions.
The next SuperEnalotto draw takes place on Thursday 19th April.
How Does SuperEnalotto Work?
SuperEnalotto is a traditional draw game, where players pick six numbers from 1 to 90 and win prizes for matching two or more numbers with those that are drawn in the lottery. Draws take place three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The larger pool of numbers means that the odds of winning the jackpot are longer than some other lotteries, but the overall odds of winning a prize (around 1 in 20 for the main game) are good.
SuperEnalotto has several supplementary games, including Instant Win prizes, in which every 1 in 500 SuperEnalotto tickets generate a prize of €25 at the point of purchase.
There is also the opportunity to play the SuperStar for an additional €0.50 stake. Players win a prize for matching the SuperStar number alone, or for matching the SuperStar in addition to numbers from the main draw. Players lucky enough to match all six main draw numbers plus the Superstar win the SuperEnalotto jackpot with an extra €2 million on top.
To get involved with SuperEnalotto, pick your numbers online before the next draw.