The California Super Lotto Plus lottery made important contributions to the Sunshine State’s fortune, paying out more than $27 billion in prize money since it was created. The Super Lotto regularly offers attractive prizes which brush shoulders with multi-state lotteries such as USA Mega Millions and USA Powerball multi-state lottery.
California Super Lotto History
The California Super Lotto was founded in November 1984 and became the Super Lotto Plus in 2000. The lottery’s founding mission was to provide supplemental funding for public schools and colleges in the state. The lottery is known both locally and internationally for its impressive prizes which include $193 million 2002 and $72 million in 2007.
California Super Lotto Rules
To play, select 5 numbers from a guess range of 1 to 47 and one additional number (Mega number) from a guess range of 1-27 in a 5 line entry form. The additional number enables players to win supplementary prizes (4+PB, 3+PB, 2+PB, 1+PB, and 0+PB) and is necessary to complete the winning number selection.
At the time of the drawing, the regular guess set and mega number are drawn from separate drums. In order to ensure a fair game, the drums and sets of balls are chosen at random prior to the draw. All lottery apparatuses are periodically inspected to ensure the integrity of the game.
When playing the lottery online, players can choose numbers manually (Natural Selection), have the numbers randomly selected by the system (Quick Pick), or draw the number selection from saved numbers in theLotter.com account (My Numbers).
Winning numbers are drawn and videotaped every Wednesday and Saturday at 19:57 local time (3:57 GMT, the next day) at the lottery headquarters in Sacramento and ticket sales close approximately 3 hours prior to the draw. The California Super Lotto results are available at theLotter.com at approximately 8:00 GMT on Thursday and Sunday.
Winning the California Super Lotto
The California Super Lotto Plus has 9 different prize categories, including a prize for matching the Mega number alone. To claim the California Super Lotto Plus jackpot, players must correctly guess 5 regular guesses in addition to Mega Ball. The Super Lotto Plus jackpot starts at $7 million.
As of 11th May 2013, the California Lottery Commission increased the length of annuity payments to 30 years, falling in line with changes made by several in-state and multi-state US lotteries. Jackpot winners can select to collect their prize in 30 annual payments or receive a lump sum. California state taxes claim 30% of the prize money.
California Super Lotto Plus winners have 180 days from the day of the draw in which to claim their prizes. Unclaimed prizes will be added to the fund for public education.
TheLotter.com enables customers to keep up with California Super Lotto Plus jackpots and rollovers while enjoying ultimate value with a Subscription for every 10th entry free or a Multi-Draw package for up to 25% off the regular cost of participation when purchasing draws in advance.
Visit California Super Lotto's official site here.
California Super Lotto Statistics
Since April 2010, 87% of lottery sales are returned to the public in the form of prizes or contributions to public education. The California Lottery creates more than $1 billion in revenue a year for public K-12 education and public colleges. The funds designated for public education are divided in the following manner: 63% of funds are dedicated to teachers’ salaries, 20% of funds are spent on classroom materials; and the remaining funds benefit a variety of other educational programs.
The most frequently drawn numbers are currently: 15, 20, 26, 33, 35, and 13.
The least frequently drawn numbers are currently: 40, 37, 1, 9, 44, 2, and 8.
theLotter.com California Winners
A customer playing the lottery online with theLotter, "A" from Australia, was one number short of winning the California Super Lotto Plus jackpot in the lottery’s 2011/2531 draw which took place on July 6th, 2011. While playing the state lottery with a Subscription for every tenth entry free, A. won the second prize with five correct guesses for a prize of $12, 846!