The original SuperEnalotto game numbers were generated by taking the first digit of the results drawn by other lottery games held in Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo and Rome. However, in July 2009 new rules were introduced so that the numbers could be generated by a lottery machine, which is of course the most common modern method of lottery number selection.
Just over 34.6% of every €1 spent on SuperEnalotto tickets is allocated to the SuperEnalotto jackpot prize fund. The Italian Treasury holds around 53.6% of the money raised, 8% goes to lottery retailers and 3.7% goes to Sisal, the company running the lottery.
All prizes won by SuperEnalotto winners are paid in full and without being taxed. Although it could be argued that the Italian Treasury already has a very fair slice of the pie to begin with, the tax-free nature of prizes means that jackpot winners don’t bear the brunt of state deductions – instead, all ticket purchases help the Italian economy equally.
Because SuperEnalotto is a 6 from 90 game, the odds of winning the SuperEnalotto jackpot outright come in at just 1 in 622,614,630. However, the good news is that there are plenty of other SuperEnalotto prizes that can be won even if the SuperEnalotto jackpot escapes your grasp, and the long odds of hitting that jackpot help to create multiple rollovers that generate some of the biggest and most exciting lottery jackpots in the world.
Some of the highest jackpots in Europe
Because SuperEnalotto is a 6 from 90 game, the odds of winning the jackpot outright can be calculated out at 1 in 622,614,630.
To give you a few examples of just how much can be won when playing the SuperEnalotto game, here are some notable wins that have previously been achieved…