SuperEnalotto is an Italian lottery that ranks alongside the world's biggest games. Draws take place three times a week and there are six different ways to win, topped off by a Division 1 prize that regularly reaches nine figures. Find out more about the Italian Super Jackpot and how you can take part in the game from Australia.
How to Play SuperEnalotto
SuperEnalotto draws take place in Italy on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. If you’re following the game in Australia, the draw time is approximately 04:00 AEST every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
You can only purchase paper tickets from stores if you are in Italy, but you can also take part online from Australia and other countries. Follow the steps below to take part:
- Sign up for an online account with a service which offers SuperEnalotto
- Select six numbers from 1 to 90
- Choose to enter the next draw or multiple draws in a row
- Purchase your entries and wait for the draw
When you play SuperEnalotto online, it gives you an opportunity to enjoy a game that would otherwise not be available in Australia. It also provides a number of other advantages, including the fact that it is quicker and more convenient than buying entries from a retailer. You don’t need to worry about keeping your ticket safe as your numbers will be kept secure online. You will also be notified automatically if you win and any prizes will be paid straight back into your online account.
How to Win
You must match all six main numbers to win the SuperEnalotto jackpot. If you don’t get them all, you can still win prizes by matching few numbers. In fact, you only need two numbers to receive a payout. A seventh number, known as the Jolly, is also selected from the remaining 84 numbers in each draw to create an additional prize division.
The following table shows all the different ways to win, alongside the odds:
|Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|1||6||1 in 622,614,630||Jackpot = 17.4%|
|2||5 + Jolly||1 in 103,769,105||13%||3||5||1 in 1,250,230||4.2%|
|4||4||1 in 11,907||4.2%|
|5||3||1 in 327||12.8%|
|6||2||1 in 22||40%|
If nobody wins the jackpot, it keeps rising until at least one ticket matches all the numbers. It has gone above €100 million several times in the past and a new record was set in August 2019 when a single player won €209 million.
SuperEnalotto prizes in Italy are subject to 20 percent tax if the value exceeds €500. If you play online from Australia, you will need to check with the service you used, but it is likely that the same taxes will be deducted from any prize amount to put payouts into line with what you would find in Italy.
As well as the main game, there is also a 1 in 500 chance of landing an Instant Win prize. This is worth €25 and is automatically generated at the point of purchase, so you do not even need to wait for the draw to take place. It makes no difference to your chances of winning a prize on the main game whether or not you get an Instant Win prize.
SuperStar is an additional feature available in Italy. You select a SuperStar number from an additional set of 1 to 90 and it gives you more chances to win bigger prizes. A winning SuperStar number is drawn alongside the main game and if you match it you win a prize. The more SuperEnalotto numbers you match on top of the SuperStar, the bigger your prize. The following table shows all the SuperStar prizes.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|6 + SuperStar||1 in 56,035,316,700||Jackpot + €2 Million|
|5 + Jolly + SuperStar||1 in 9,339,219,450||Prize + €1 Million||5 + SuperStar||1 in 112,520,716||Match 5 prize x 25|
|4 + SuperStar||1 in 1,071,626||Match 4 prize x 100|
|3 + SuperStar||1 in 29,404||Match 3 prize x 100|
|2 + SuperStar||1 in 1,936||€100|
|1 + SuperStar||1 in 303||€10|
|0 + SuperStar||1 in 138||€5|