Mamma mia! Things are hotting up in Italy as the national SuperEnalotto rolls over again and the jackpot has hit €109.9 million euros. Ticket sales have gone through the roof as people pile in to try and win the World´s Largest Lotto Jackpot (that´s current). The enormous prize pool is attracting punters like bees to honey. Most Italian punters are spending around 2 euros, which means that if it rolls over again, it could becoame the largest lotto jackpot ever seen on the planet.
The SuperEnalotto is run by a privatecompany called the Sisal SpA company. The minimum ticket buy is 1 euro – you need to correctly predict 6 numbers to have a chance of winning the life changing sum.
In 2009 alone, players has fluttered over 1.6 billion euros on the game, spending on average just under €3 each.
The latest jackpot is the largest in the history of the game which has been operating for over ten years. €100 million was paid out in October 2008.
This latest rollover is still some way short of the world record, which the U.S.A.’s Powerball jackpot of $365 million that was won in February 2006 by 8 players from Nebraska.
The European lotto win record jackpot is 126 million euros which was won in Spain in a Euro Millions game earlier this year in Spain.
The Super Ena lotto is played every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 90. You can also pick a “SuperStar” – not a bonus ball but one that can win a consolation prize. if you do not want to choose you own numbers you can pick up a play card which already has preselected numbers on it (a bit like a lucky dip).
There are 5 winning divisions in da Super Ena lotto gamio:
1 – Jackpot
Match 6 numbers
1 in 622,614,630
2 Match 5 numbers + SuperStar
1 in 103,769,105
3 Match 5 numbers
1 in 1,235,346
4 Match 4 numbers
1 in 11,907
5 Match 3 numbers
1 in 327
Famous wins in the past?-
In April 1998 a syndicate of a hundred players won around €3 million between them.
In August 2003 one person won nearly €66 million.
In May 2005 10 Super Ena lotto players won €72 million.
For more information, head to Sisal (page is in Italian).