Italian Lotteries: Your Complete Guide to Playing and Winning

You may associate Italy with pizza, luxury cars, and fashion houses, but did you know that Italy is also pretty famous for its exciting lottery games and awarding some of the biggest prizes in Europe? From SuperEnalotto’s record-breaking jackpots to MillionDAY’s daily lottery draws and great odds, you’re sure to find an Italian lottery you’ll want to play next. Keep reading to learn more about Italian lotteries and which ones you have a chance at winning when you play online at theLotter.

The biggest Italian lottery jackpot

Italy’s jackpot record currently belongs to SuperEnalotto, which awarded a top prize of €209 million in August 2019 to a single winner from Lombardy, Italy. This incredible prize held the title of the biggest European jackpot for over a year until it was broken by a EuroMillions jackpot that reached €210 million in February 2021.

Can foreigners play Italian lotteries?

Even if you don’t live in Italy, you can still win Italian lottery prizes when you play online! Once you select which Italian lottery you wish to play, our local agents will buy official tickets on your behalf, meaning you can enter your favourite draws from anywhere in the world. See how it works!

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How do you buy Italian lottery tickets online?

All you need to do is choose which lottery you’d like to play and fill out the online entry as you would a regular lottery ticket. Fill out your numbers manually, with our Quick Pick feature for randomly generated numbers, or by using your saved Lucky Numbers. At theLotter, you can choose between standard one-time entries and special play options like Multi-Draw Packages and subscriptions, which save time and come with built-in discounts!

Which Italian lotteries can you play online?

theLotter offers Italy’s most popular lotteries, including SuperEnalotto, SuperStar, Lotto, and MillionDAY. Keep reading to learn more about these exciting Italian draws!

Lottery Format Prize Divisions Max. Jackpot Draw Schedule

SuperEnalotto

6/90

6

No cap

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SuperStar

6/90

14

No cap

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Lotto

5/90

4

€2.8 million

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

MillionDAY

5/55

4

€1 million

Sunday through Saturday

MillionDAY Extra

5/55

4

€100,000 

Sunday through Saturday 

SuperEnalotto

Established in 1997, the SuperEnalotto draw is by far Italy’s biggest and most loved lottery by local and international fans alike. The lottery is known for long rollover cycles that produce unbelievably big jackpots. One example of this is a €209 million jackpot won in 2019 that broke all European lottery records and held the title for nearly a year and a half.

SuperEnalotto is played by guessing six numbers from 1-90. An additional “Jolly Number” will be automatically assigned to your ticket. The starting jackpot of €2 million can be won by matching all six of the main numbers. Unlike most big European lotteries, the SuperEnalotto jackpot has no cap, meaning it can keep growing until it’s won!

Prize Match

1st Division

6

2nd Division

5+Jolly

3rd Division

5

4th Division

4

5th Division

3

6th Division

2

SuperStar

Italy's SuperStar is actually a feature that can be applied to your SuperEnalotto ticket, much like the Mega Millions Megaplier. The SuperStar number, which is drawn from a separate drum at the draw, adds a SuperBonus of €2 million to the regular SuperEnalotto jackpot and boosts the second-place prize by €1 million.

Playing with the SuperStar also gives you a chance at winning secondary prizes that are multiplied between 25-100 times and eight additional prize divisions!

Prize Match

1st Division

6+SuperStar

2nd Division

6

3rd Division

5+Jolly+SuperStar

4th Division

5_SuperStar

5th Division

5+Jolly

6th Division

5

7th Division

4+SuperStar

8th Division

4

9th Division

3+SuperStar

10th Division

3

11th Division

2+SuperStar

12th Division

2

13th Division

1+SuperStar

14th Division

SuperStar

At theLotter, SuperStar is played as an independent lottery. This means that you will fill out your entry with six numbers from 1-90, just as you would a regular SuperEnalotto ticket. The SuperStar feature will be applied to your ticket when purchased by our local agent.

Lotto

Lotto is a classic Italian draw that gives you a chance to win a multi-million jackpot or one of the three secondary prizes every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. So how big is the Lotto jackpot? You can win a €2.8 million top prize which will reset to this amount at every draw.

Italy Lotto has a 5/90 format and a 1 in 43,949,268 chance of winning the jackpot, giving players a significantly better chance compared to SuperEnalotto and SuperStar which have a 6/90 format.

MillionDAY

If you hate the wait between draws, Italy’s daily lottery, MillionDAY, could be for you. As the name suggests, players can win up to €1 million every day of the week! MillionDAY has four prize divisions with fixed amounts that reset at every draw.

Fill out your MillionDAY ticket by choosing five numbers from 1-55. If you correctly guess all of the winning numbers, you win the €1 million jackpot prize!

MillionDAY Extra

MillionDAY Extra gives players another chance to win MillionDAY prizes every day! Immediately after the MillionDAY draw, your numbers will automatically participate in a second draw for a chance to win a jackpot of €100,000 and boosted secondary prizes.

At theLotter, SuperStar is played as an independent lottery. This means that you will fill out your entry with five numbers from 1-55, just as you would a regular SuperEnalotto ticket.


How likely are you to win an Italian lottery jackpot?

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From modest daily prizes to some of the biggest jackpots in the world, your chances of winning an Italian jackpot depend on which lottery you choose to play.

The odds of winning the jackpot in MillionDAY and MillionDAY Extra, Italy’s smallest lotteries, are just 1 in 3,478,761. For comparison, Spain’s Bonoloto, another European daily lottery, gives you a 1 in 13,983,816 chance of winning its top prize.

If you're looking to win Italy’s biggest prizes and don’t mind a challenge, SuperEnalotto and SuperSt are the draws you want to enter! For a jackpot that can reach hundreds of millions of euros the odds of winning one is 1 in 622,614,630 - by far the most difficult odds in the world to beat.

Lotto offers a nice medium between these two, giving players a 1 in 43,949,268 chance of winning the fixed €2.8 million jackpot prize!

How to claim Italian lottery prizes online at theLotter?

When you win a lottery prize online at theLotter, claiming and withdrawing your winnings is easy. Once the official results have been announced and your winning has been confirmed, you will receive an automated email and SMS with all the details of your win. If you’ve won a secondary prize, our local agent will collect the prize on your behalf from the lottery operator and directly transfer the money to your theLotter account for withdrawal. In the case of a big jackpot win, you may be required to fly to Italy and collect your prize in person.

Are Italian lottery prizes taxed?

Won a prize? Unfortunately, it’s not just Italians who need to pay taxes on their lottery winnings. Italy has seven tax bands, ranging from tax-free to 20%. Some of the tax bands also include a small retailer fee. Check the table below to see how much your prize may be taxed:

Tax Band Tax Rate

Tax Band 1

Tax-free up to €100

Tax Band 2

A local retailer fee of €1.03 on prizes between €100.01 and €300

Tax Band 3

A local retailer fee of €3.10 on prizes between €300.01 and €500

Tax Band 4

A local retailer fee of €3.10 on a tax rate of 20% for prizes between €500.01 and €1,000

Tax Band 5

A local retailer fee of €6.20 and a tax rate of 20% on prizes between €1,000.01 and €5,200.00

Tax Band 6

A local retailer fee of €5.16 and a tax rate of 20% on prizes between €5,200.01 and €52,000.00

Tax Band 7

Any prize exceeding €52,000.01 is subject to a tax rate of 20% on the portion of the prize exceeding €500.

Furthermore, prizes won from Italy Lotto are subject to a tax rate of 8% and winnings MillionDAY are quoted and paid as net amounts after the 8% tax has already been deducted. Read our lottery tax guide to learn more about how lottery taxes work for over 50 international lotteries.

Other Italian lotteries

VinciCasa

VinciCasa is a daily lottery with a jackpot prize of €500,000. One feature that makes this Italian lottery unique is that jackpot winners are required to spend at least 60% (€300,000) of the prize on a purchase of a property within Italy. The game offers a total of four prize divisions with overall odds of winning any prize approximately 1 in 9.

Win for Life

This lottery keeps the winnings coming! Win for Life provides jackpot winners with fixed monthly payments of up to €4,000 for 20 years. There are two ways to play this lottery - Win for Life Classico and Win for Life Grattacieli The Classico draw offers a jackpot of 3,000 a month for 20 years and up to 10,000 in secondary prizes. Win for Life Grattacieli has a top prize of up to €4,000 a month for 20 years and a one-time prize of up to €100,000. If there is more than one jackpot winner, the prize money will be divided equally between them. This draw also has six secondary prize divisions with up to €5,000 in secondary prizes.

SiVince Tutto

There’s always a jackpot winner in SiVince Tutto! Instead of the jackpot rolling over, the entire prize must be won in the same draw. This means that if there is no jackpot winner, the amount is split amongst lower prize division winners. The jackpot prize resets to approximately €100,000 each week. SiVince Tutto’s must-be-won rule also applies if there are no second-place winners.

EuroJackpot

This pan-European lottery is offered in 18 European countries, making it the continent’s biggest draw. EuroJackpot offers a minimum jackpot of €10 million that can potentially reach an incredible €120 million cap and 12 secondary prize divisions. Compared to Italy’s biggest national lottery, SuperEnalotto, EuroJackpot serves much better jackpot-winning odds at 1 in 139.8 million, though its jackpots can’t get nearly as big.


Play Italian lottery online from anywhere in the world!

What makes Italian lotteries so special and a fan favourite around the world is that there’s a draw for everyone; whether you want to win the biggest jackpots in Europe or play with great winning odds and daily prizes. At theLotter, you can buy lottery tickets online for six of the most popular lotteries offered in Italy. Want to learn more about Italian lotteries? Check out our SuperEnalotto guide for in-depth information about Italy’s biggest draw!