SuperEnalotto is the most popular lottery game in Italy. Established in 1997, the odds of winning a prize stand at a favourable 1 in 20 and, with no rollover limit or jackpot cap, the SuperEnalotto jackpot can reach truly enormous sums.
Originally, each of the winning SuperEnalotto numbers were taken from the first winning number drawn in six regional lottery games. The seventh number was taken from the Venetian lottery game and was used as the Jolly ball and the SuperStar number was taken from the Ruota Nazionale draw in Rome. In July 2009, the game changed and SuperEnalotto numbers are now independently generated. The largest SuperEnalotto jackpot on record was worth €209.1 million and was won in August 2019 by a player from Lodi in Lombardy.
SuperEnalotto draws are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 20.00 CET. Ticket sales close at 19.30 CET on the night of a draw and re-open for the next draw at 20.30 CET.
How to Play - and Win - SuperEnalotto
While there are a number of ways to play SuperEnalotto, there’s only one way to win the jackpot - a player must match all six main numbers drawn. Smaller prizes are awarded for matching anything from two numbers upwards. A basic ticket sees players select six numbers from 1 - 90, with one line costing €1. A Jolly ball is selected at random out of the 84 balls left after the main line has been selected and can see a player in the Match 5 tier win an even bigger cash prize!
For €0.50 extra, you can add SuperStar to your ticket, which unlocks extra prize tiers. You select a SuperStar number between 1 and 90, which is drawn from a separate pool, and you are guaranteed a prize if you match it. It can also boost some awards in the main draw to extraordinary levels.
Occasionally through the year, special SuperEnalotto raffles are held to mark significant dates or events. These raffles differ from the standard SuperEnalotto draws in that the prizes on offer are guaranteed to be given away.
What's more, there's no additional cost to enter. All you need to do to play is purchase a SuperEnalotto plus SuperStar entry on the specific date that the raffle is due to take place. You'll then receive a unique code that will be entered into the raffle and a number of codes will be drawn as the winning ones. Whoever has a matching code on their ticket wins.