SuperEnaLotto (sometimes referred to as SuperEna) is a lottery that has been played in Italy since 3 December 1997. Draws take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM. The jackpots won are among the largest in the world.
The object of the game is to match 6 numbers out of 90. Should a player match all of them, he/she wins the jackpot.
Until June 30, 2009 the six main winning numbers were taken from the first number drawn in Lottomatica’s regional Lotto draws for the cities of Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo & Rome (used in that order).
The Venice draw was used as a „Jolly“ number. If the first number of a city had been used before, then the second of the city’s draw was used – and so on. In this system there was a small probability that the numbers of two cities could be the same – in which case there would have been duplicate numbers and it would have been impossible to win the jackpot.
Since July 1, 2009 the numbers have been drawn independently of the Lottomatica draws. There is one single draw for the six winning numbers and the „Jolly“ number and a second independent draw for the „SuperStar“ number.
One must match at least 3 numbers to win a prize.
On May 4, 2005, a jackpot worth €71,767,565.57 (US$ 94,804,954.12) was won by a single ticket shared by ten customers at a bar in Milan. For over three years, this was the game’s largest jackpot. This was later broken by a prize of €100,756,197.30 (US$ 129,753,830.88) which was won by a single ticket on October 23, 2008 in Catania. A record breaker prize of €147,807,299.08 (US$ 211,807,859.58) was won on August 22, 2009 by one ticket holder in Bagnone (Toscana).