This guide will teach you all about playing SuperEnalotto online - the popular Italian lottery that starts at €1.3 million and has climbed to a record jackpot of €177.8 million.
Isn’t it grand? The history of the Italian SuperEnalotto stretches all the way back too the 1950s when it was simply called “Enalotto”. On 3 December 1997 the Enalotto was reincarnated by Italian lottery operator SISAL to become SuperEnalotto.
Three times a week, theLotter processes countless online requests for official SuperEnalotto lottery tickets in its office in Italy!
SuperEnalotto draws take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:00 local time. SuperEnalotto has been one of the world’s most popular online lotto games for years.
This is hardly surprising when you consider the fact that Italy’s national lottery often offers huge jackpots – jackpots which can roll over without hitting a maximum, a cap.
Another reason to always keep a close eye on the SuperEnalotto results!
The SuperEnalotto is a pick 6 game which requires you to select your numbers from a pool of 90.
The jackpot winners matches all six numbers from the main pool. The huge second prize is scooped up by those matching 5 out of the 6 main numbers as well as the so called Jolly number - a bonus ball!
The Italian national lottery's flagship game offers six prize categories: the jackpot, a second prize and four more lower prize categories. Players can win prizes by matching a minimum of 3 numbers. The SuperEnalotto SuperStar (a sister game) even offers 14 prize divisions!
The starting jackpot in the SuperEnalotto is a handsome €1,300,000, but the Italian lotto is famed for producing huge jackpots after lengthy rollover cycles. A good example of such a cycle created the biggest-ever SuperEnalotto jackpot – a jaw-dropping €177.7 million. This SuperEnalotto jackpot was scooped up in October 2010 after Italy’s favourite lotto had been rolling over for nearly nine months – a world rollover record!
The staggering amounts was in fact won by a SuperEnalotto Syndicate which consisted of 70 participants. At theLotter we offer syndicates for the SuperEnalotto as well, alongside various other ticketing options.
The SuperEnalotto has produced some of the biggest European jackpots in its 20-year history. Here are the top 5 of biggest SuperEnalotto jackpots:
30 October 2010
70-member syndicate from Milan
27 October 2016
Ticket bought in Vibo Valentia, Calabria
22 August 2009
Ugo Verni of Bagnone, Tuscany
9 February 2010
Two tickets, bought in Parma, Emilia-Romagna and Pistoia, Tuscany
23 October 2008
Ticket bought in Catania, Sicily
Yes, Italian lottery prizes are subject to taxation in Italy.
There are five tax bands in Italy which apply:
Tax Band 1: Tax-free up to €100.
Tax Band 2: The portion of the prize between €100.01-€300 is subject to a flat tax of €1.03.
Tax Band 3: The portion of the prize between €300.01-€500 is subject to a flat tax of €3.10.
Tax Band 4: The portion of the prize between €500.01-€1,000 is subject to a flat tax of €3.10 and a tax rate of 6%.
Tax Band 5: Any portion of the prize exceeding €1,000.01 is subject to a flat tax of €6.20 and a tax rate of 6%.
We strongly encourage winners to check the tax laws in their country of residence for any further local taxation they may be subject to.
For the most up-to-date information about taxation on SuperEnalotto prizes, please check the SuperEnalotto information page.
Well… They’re not exactly the same. The SuperEnalotto SuperStar is in fact a sister lottery to the SuperEnalotto. The two games share the drawn numbers and they also share things like the jackpot prize. The SuperStar draws an additional number which has the potential to add €2 million to the normal SuperEnalotto jackpot, and a massive €1 million to the second prize.
The SuperStar can also multiply secondary prizes by 25-100 times and offers additional prize divisions! For more information about the way SuperStar differs from the standard SuperEnalotto game format, check out our dedicated page with information about the Italian SuperStar.
The Jolly ball is a bonus number that decrees the above mentioned second prize, i.e. the 5+1 prize. The Jolly is part and parcel to all Italian lottery draws – it is always drawn alongside the main balls. Whilst you do not have to match the Jolly in order to win the jackpot, the Italian Lotto Jolly ball is intended for triumphing in the amazing second prize category.
The odds of you winning the SuperEnalotto are 622,614,630 to 1. Whilst SuperEnalotto's winning odds are relatively steep compared to some other national lotteries, it is worth noting that it is exactly for this very reason that the SuperEnalotto regularly offers some of the highest jackpots in Europe and indeed the world.
At theLotter you can play the SuperEnalotto and SuperEnalotto SuperStar with a variety of tickets – from one-time entries, to odds-boosting SuperEnalotto Syndicates and Bundles, which combine group play and individual play in one easy package deal.
At theLotter.com we regularly host huge winners in Italian lotteries.
An anonymous Belgian player won SuperEnalotto’s 3rd prize and took home €47,578.79 on 18 August 2016. The Belgian had been playing online with theLotter for a little more than a year at the time of his win and enjoyed playing single entries to the world’s largest lotteries.
D.S. from Romania won of €56,000 in the SuperEnalotto (3rd prize) in September 2011 after wisely playing SuperEnalotto with a Subscription. He may not have known about his big win had theLotter.com’s automatic alert system not sent him an email, after which a customer service representative contacted him to walk him through collecting his winnings.
In February 2013, Latvian theLotter player A.K. scooped up €578,080 in Italy’s SuperEnalotto after he’d bought a SuperStar systematic form. A.K. triumphed 74 times across various prize categories. The biggest chunk came from SuperStar’s match 5+1 fourth prize, which he won once: a staggering €479,123. Furthermore, as he played a systematic entry, A.K. matched 5 a total of three times making him thrice eligible for the sixth prize. He also matched 4 lines 30 times and matched 3 lines 40 times!
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