When Will the SuperEnalotto Jackpot be Won?

When Will the SuperEnalotto Jackpot be Won?

Lottery history could be made this weekend with a record SuperEnalotto win. Mind you, that sentence has been written a few times in the past few months.

SuperEnalotto is a lottery game played in Italy and it is incredibly difficult to win. There are three draws held every week but no one has won the jackpot since May of last year. Yes, last year! Could you imagine a situation like that in the UK?

Thursday’s SuperEnalotto draw lived up to form with yet another rollover. That takes the jackpot for the Saturday August 13 draw to €253.2 euros.

Now that is a significant figure because it’s higher than a EuroMillions draw can ever reach. Earlier this year, a ticket sold in the UK won a €230 million jackpot. That win has taken the EuroMillions jackpot cap up to €240 million..

Once that is reached and eventually won, the jackpot cap will go up to a quarter of billion euros but that’s the highest it can reach under current rules. A great sum to win but lower than the current SuperEnalotto top prize.

It was on May 22 of last year that a ticket sold in Montappone won the €156 million SuperEnalotto jackpot. We’ve been waiting for another ticket to win the top prize ever since.

Just why have we been waiting for nearly 15 months for someone to win the SuperEnalotto jackpot? Well, the reason is that the odds of landing the top prize are 1 in 622,614,630, that’s compared to 1 in 139,838,160 for the EuroMillions draw.

To win the SuperEnalotto jackpot, you need to match six of the 90 balls that the lottery has. That’s why it is so hard to win because there are so many main balls to choose from.

Unlike EuroMillions and the UK Lotto, there is no must-be-won draw in SuperEnalotto. Last year saw controversy in Ireland when their Lotto draw went over six months without being won. That led to a must-be-won draw being introduced. That’s not the case here though. There’s no draw that guarantees the jackpot being won.

Nor is there a jackpot cap, so the top prize will just continue to increase by just over a million euros a draw.

The previous highest SuperEnalotto jackpot win was €209,160,441.54 won on 13 August 2019. Could we see a new record set exactly three years on?

Perhaps it’s fate that the draw will be won in early December when SuperEnalotto celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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