Super Ena Lotto
Italy’s Super Ena Lotto is drawn every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night. This makes it one of only a few of the world’s lotteries with more than two weekly draws. Although the jackpot starts at ‘only’ €1.3 million (approx. $1.9 million), it grows quickly because of the three weekly draws that roll over if not won, and with no roll over cap or limit there’s huge potential for massive jackpots. Testament to this is Super Ena Lotto’s record jackpot prize of €177.8 million (approx. $252 million) in October 2010!
How to Play
For Super Ena Lotto, six main numbers are drawn from a machine containing 90 balls numbered from 1 to 90, as well as one ‘Jolly’ number which acts as a bonus or supplementary number which is used to decide the winner of the second prize division. In order to win the jackpot, a player must match all of the six main numbers, regardless of the ‘Jolly’ number. The ‘Jolly’ number is automatically selected for players although at www.lottoland.com.au you are able to select your own ‘Jolly’ number. Of course if you prefer, you can play an auto pick.
In Italy, there are 5 tax brackets on lottery wins. The first tier is tax-free on winnings up to €100. For tier 2: Between €100.01-€300 is subject to a flat tax of €1.03. Tier 3: Between €300.01-€500 is subject to a flat tax of €3.10. Tier 4: Between €500.01-€1,000 is subject to a flat tax of €3.10 plus a tax rate of 6%. Finally, tier 5: Winnings over €1,000.01 are subject to a flat tax of €6.20 plus a tax rate of 6%. We all hate paying tax but a maximum of 6% on millions would hardly be felt.
Odds of Winning
Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 22, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 622,614,630.