The SuperEnalotto is Italy’s most popular lottery. It is a replacement of the Enalotto game that was a national favourite since the 1950s. This latest version was launched in 1997 and is operated by Sisal, with draws taking place three times a week. The latest jackpot, to be drawn on February 12, 2015, stands at 3,000,000 euros. About $38 billion is spent on lotteries by Italians every year!
Being Italy’s most popular national lottery, it is played by millions of people who wait eagerly every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for the draw. Since the odds of matching all six numbers are low, the top prize regularly gets rolled over to the next draw. There is no upper limit on the jackpot and there is no cap on the number of times it can be rolled over as well, so when a jackpot is won, it is a substantial amount. The highest jackpot winner till date was in 2010, when a single winner matched all the numbers to win the jackpot of 177 million euros. Another history making day was when almost an entire village won the lottery of $45 million in 1998. This was the village of Peschici.
The jackpot is not the only prize to be won, however. There are different combinations that enable a win. If up to even three numbers are matched, players can win a prize, and this goes on, in four different prize tiers.
You can buy SuperEnalotto lottery tickets online, selecting any number from 1 to 90, six numbers in all. Buying the SuperEnalotto tickets online can save you time and the hassle of standing in a long line to buy these tickets which are in high demand. Also, because this game is now open to players all over the world, buying the SuperEnalotto tickets online has become the rage. As everyone, everywhere, can play it, and buyers from all over the world put their money on the draw, the draw amount itself goes up substantially. The low cost of individual tickets is an incentive for players to buy more number of tickets too.
To win the jackpot, you would have to match the winning numbers, which includes one Jolly number. The Jolly number also acts as a winning number for the consolation prizes, so that even if you don’t win the jackpot because you don’t have the matching numbers, you can still win a consolation prize if you match the Jolly number. This is similar to the red ball number in American lotteries and the Bonus ball in UK lotteries and the Lucky Star numbers in other European lotteries.
When you buy SuperEnalotto lottery tickets online, you can choose between two options-to have your numbers picked randomly or to manually choose your numbers (if you have some lucky numbers in mind!). An agent buys the actual ticket and it is scanned and emailed to you. Buying online also gets you a free ticket as part of an offer.