Since ancient-times, cultures have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome, which for centuries has remained the leading political and religious center of Western civilization, capital of the Roman Empire and Christianity. And for all keen lottery fans- the Home of the Italian SuperEnalotto!
SuperEnalotto is the most popular national lottery game in Italy, and is played by millions of players each and every week!
A LITTLE BIT OF LOCAL HISTORY
Besides being the home of the Pizza; From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, the ‘Kingdom of Italy’ has rapidly industrialized and acquired a colonial empire becoming a Great Power. However, Southern and rural Italy remained largely excluded from industrialization, fuelling a large and influential diaspora. Despite victory in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil, which favored the establishment of a Fascist dictatorship in 1922. The subsequent participation in World War II at the German side ended in military defeat, economic destruction and civil war. In the years that followed, Italy abolished the monarchy, reinstated democracy, and enjoyed a prolonged economic, thus becoming one of the most developed nationsand the 5th largest economy in the world by 1990. Italy plays a prominent role in European and global military, cultural and diplomatic affairs. It is also considered to be a major regional power. Italy is a founding and leading member of the European Union.
THE RISE OF SUPERENALOTTO
Launched in December 1997 by a private company (Sisal), SuperEnalotto replaced the earlier Enalotto game that had been played since the 1950’s. It has received its new look with the goal of offering an easy-to-play format which guarantees high jackpots. Since July 1, 2009 the numbers have been drawn independently of the Lottomatica (an Italian company active in the gaming business) draws. There is one single draw for the six winning numbers and the “Jolly” number and a second independent draw for the “SuperStar” number.
PLAYING THE GAME
The concept standing behind this game is to match a sequence of six numbers selected from a number range of 1 to 90. When your number sequence matches the winning number drawn, you win the jackpot!
The Jolly Number is printed at the time of the ticket purchase and cannot be selected by the player. If it is matched you will win the 5 + 1 prize. But its effect is restricted to second prizes and do not affect the Jackpot. Its primary goal is to enable players to get a generous consolation prize if the jackpot is not hit.
The “Jolly” number gives an additional chance to those who have matched 5 numbers. It is deigned in a way of which if they also match the “Jolly” number, they’ll win a higher “5+1″ prize. It is selected randomly at the time of the ticket purchase and will be printed automatically on each ticket.
The Jolly number only affects the second prizes and not the jackpot.
The “SuperStar” number is an additional number which costs extra to play. The new rules declare that “SuperStar” number will be drawn in a separate draw independently from the 6 main numbers and the “Jolly” number.
This means that the SuperStar number may be the same as another winning number. Matching it can increase the prize money by up to 100 times more or pay out a fixed amount even if the player fails to match any of the six main numbers!
SuperEnalotto is known for being one of the most difficult games in the world in terms of hitting the jackpot judging by the odds mentioned above. Jackpots may grow very high because there is no cap on them and no roll down of jackpots!
JACKPOTS & BIG WINNERS
The Italian SuperEnalotto lottery holds the record for one of the world’s longest rollovers!.
The largest single-ticket jackpot up to date is worth €177,800,000 after more than 8 months of rollovers, (about $247,943,104). This was won by a Group Participation of 70 winners on October 30, 2010.
€147.8 million (US$205 million) was the 2nd largest single-ticket jackpot won on 22 August 2009 in Bagnone (Toscana). Only one winner so he’s the biggest prize winner.
The SuperEnalotto draws are held three times a week every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:00 Local time in Milan.
EUROJACKPOT PLAYED IN ITALY
As of October 10, 2014, Italy also participates in the Pan European EuroJackpot !
On August 16, 2013 an Italian participant has won €15,541,392 in the EuroJackpot draw after matching all numbers required, giving Italy a mark on the EuroJackpot worldwide winners!
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