The game’s first October saw a famously huge win for 100 players who were part of a syndicate from Peschici, a town of just 4,000 people in Foggia. Less than a year after the lottery began, they shared more than 63 billion lire in the draw on October 31st 1998, the equivalent of around €32.5 million today.
In 2008, the SuperEnalotto jackpot hit €100 million for the first time, with a player who had spent just €2 on tickets banking €100.7 million on Thursday 23rd October. Just two years later, the biggest lottery prize in European history at the time was won on a single ticket by a group of 70 players spread throughout Italy. This syndicate shared a gigantic €177.7 million on Saturday 30th October 2010, following eight months of rollovers.
If you fancy riding the good fortune of the year’s tenth month, you can buy SuperEnalotto tickets for Thursday night’s draw online, wherever you are in the world, or from authorised retailers across Italy. With €23.4 million on offer, it has to be worth a punt, just in case there really is something in the rumours of October’s SuperEnalotto lucky streak!