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What is a bonus ball? Lotto Terms Series Part 4 – November 21st 2011

Newcomers to the wonderful world of lottery games may have heard the term ‘bonus ball’ being bandied about with certain games, but what exactly is a bonus ball?

Bonus balls are supplementary numbers allowing players to win secondary prizes and are not part of winning the jackpot prize.

When looking up the results of a game such as Italian SuperEnalotto, a lottery fan will have checked to see if any of their six numbers match the six drawn in the game.

While doing this, they will notice there is a seventh number that was drawn – this is the bonus ball and in Italian SuperEnalotto games is known as the Jolly number.

Lottery fans who selected five winning lottery numbers plus the bonus ball are then entitled to a secondary prize – which entitles them to much more than if they had chosen just five of the six winning lotto numbers.

November 19th’s Italian SuperEnalotto draw resulted in secondary prizes worth €632,070 for anybody who chose five lottery numbers correctly plus the Jolly number, while selecting just five winning numbers correctly entitles them to €29,628.

Playing games with bonus numbers can be a great way of getting more out of a lottery draw – and if a lotto fan’s luck comes in, the payouts can be enormous.

So why not give one of these games a try by playing lotto online at theLotter?