Italy’s SuperStar Lotto has three draws every week taking place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights. It’s an exciting variation of the famous Super Ena Lotto lottery that adds an extra €2 million on top of Super Ena Lotto’s jackpot, an extra €1 million for division 2, and multiplies other division prizes by 25-100 times just by matching the SuperStar number! Super Ena Lotto has had some major jackpots on offer including €71,767,565 (approx. $102 million) in 2005, €100,756,197 (approx. $143 million) in 2008, €147,807,299 (approx. $210 million) in 2009, and its whopping record jackpot of €177,800,000 (approx. $252 million) in 2010. In total there are 14 prize divisions so players can win a prize by just guessing one number!
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. The Super Star lucky number is selected from a separate machine also with 90 balls. To win, match the six numbers as well as the Super Star number.
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%. The final 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 noticed right?
Odds of Winning
Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 20, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 56,035,316,700.
You can play SuperStar Lotto at www.thelotter.com