Distribution of Revenue
SuperEnalotto ticket sales are worth more than €27 billion per year on average. Every SuperEnalotto entry costs €1 and this amount is divided between the game’s prize fund, The Treasury, retailers, the lottery operator.
This is how the revenue from ticket sales is allotted:
|Percentage of Ticket Sales||Beneficiary|
|3.73%||Sisal Operating Costs and Profit|
Prizes in the main SuperEnalotto draw are pari-mutuel, meaning they are calculated according to the number of tickets sold and the amount of winning entries in each tier. Each prize tier receives a set percentage of the prize fund, which is divided equally between those who match the same amount of numbers.
This is how the Prize Fund is allotted to each prize tier:
|Prize Tier||Percentage of the Prize Fund|
Match 5 + Jolly
|Instant Win Prizes||8.4%|
Find out more about SuperEnalotto Prizes.
In contrast to the main draw prize tiers, Instant Win prizes are fixed. With 1 in 500 SuperEnalotto entries wining an instant prize of €25, the lottery operator can ensure this constitutes a regular 8.4% of the prize fund. Visit the Instant Win page for more information.
For an additional €0.50, you can select a SuperStar number, which offers a variety of rewards if successfully matched to the SuperStar number drawn. The distribution of revenue for funds collected through the SuperStar option is the same as that of the main game, with ticket sales being divided between the prize fund, The Treasury, retailers and the lottery operator.
However, as SuperStar prizes are either fixed amounts or multiples of the main SuperEnalotto prizes, the amount paid out will often differ from the amount collected in ticket sales. If the total paid out in prizes is less than 60% of ticket sales, the remainder goes into a reserve fund to supplement prizes won in future draws when the total paid out exceeds 60%.
In exceptional circumstances, if the value of SuperStar prizes won in a draw exceeds both the prize fund and reserve fund, regulations state that the SuperStar prize fund is distributed in the following manner:
5 + SuperStar
|Match 5 Prize + 2.9% of the SuperStar prize fund|
4 + SuperStar
|Match 4 Prize + 11.6% of the SuperStar prize fund|
3 + SuperStar
|Match 3 Prize + 35.4% of the SuperStar prize fund|
2 + SuperStar
|Match 2 Prize + 21.4% of the SuperStar prize fund|
1 + SuperStar
|13.7% of the SuperStar prize fund|
0 + SuperStar
|15% of the SuperStar prize fund|
Although there is no set percentage of revenue from SuperEnalotto ticket sales dedicated to charitable causes, its operator (Sisal) supports a range of programmes across Italy, working in the areas of education, sport, art and culture, and science.
In 2016, Sisal gave back €6.8 million to the community (3.9% of its net profit). This figure includes donations to charity and sponsorships.
Find out more about how SuperEnalotto players make a difference in society on the Good Causes page.
Originally, only 34.65% of ticket sales were allocated to the prize fund. Following changes to SuperEnalotto on Saturday 30th January 2016, the amount allocated to the prize fund increased to 60%, with the cost of playing rising from €0.50 to €1. These changes were designed to increase the prize amounts paid out and create bigger rolling jackpots.