SuperEnalotto continues to grow: what are the chances of winning the jackpot?
With an accumulated prize pool of €325.2M, the Italian lottery is on one of its longest streaks in history. Find out what are the odds of winning the prize, and how to improve your chances!
This Monday the Italian lottery SuperEnalotto draws a historic prize of €325.2M that continues to accumulate without a winner yet. With the prize so attractive, thousands of players from all over the world are playing their lucky numbers to be the next lucky winners.
But what are the chances of winning, and is there any way to improve the chances of matching the winning numbers? If you also have these doubts, we explain it to you in today's post.
Meet SuperEnalotto, the favorite of Italians
SuperEnalotto is an Italian lottery game that was created in 1950. Initially, the game consisted in choosing six numbers from 1 to 90 and in order to win the jackpot you had to match all the numbers drawn. However, that format changed in 1997, when a new additional number called " Jolly Number" was introduced and in 2006 a second additional number called "SuperStar" was added. These changes increased the chances of winning prizes in the game.
Currently, to play SuperEnalotto, you must first choose six numbers from 1 to 90. To win the top prize, you must match all six numbers, although there are also smaller prizes for matching fewer numbers. If no one matches the first prize, the jackpot continues to accumulate for the next draw.
During the draw, once the 6 main numbers from 1 to 90 are chosen. An additional number is drawn among the remaining 84, which is the Jolly number, and can help whoever matches 5 of the 6 numbers plus the Jolly number to win the secondary prize. In total, it is possible to win prizes starting from 2 correct numbers.
What are the odds of winning in Superenalotto?
The odds of winning the Superenalotto jackpot are 1 in 622,614,630. However, there are different prize categories and the odds of winning each of them vary. For example, the odds of winning the minimum prize, which requires matching only 2 numbers, are 1 in 22. Therefore, although the odds of winning the jackpot are quite low, there are still a good number of smaller prizes to be won.
Is it possible to improve the odds of winning in Superenalotto?
Just like any other lottery game, as it is a pure game of chance, the only sure way to increase the odds of winning is to buy several tickets for each draw.
However, this can be very costly for those on a tighter budget. Fortunately, there are other alternatives that also allow you to increase your chances of winning without having to invest large amounts of money. What are they? Playing in a group or syndicate, or participating in a fund.
Lottery groups allow you to buy several lottery numbers at the same time among all the participants who join the group. Basically, when you join a group you buy a participation, which is a certain amount of money that is generally equivalent to the value of a couple of bets. With the money collected from all the participations, as many numbers as possible are played.
However, you must keep in mind that all the prizes won by the group are distributed among all its members proportionally to the number of participations contributed by each one. Therefore, you will never win the full prize, although you will win a good part of it.
Another alternative is to join a fund, where unlike the group, each member buys his own bets, but chooses to share 50% of his prize with the rest of the participants of the fund. Although winning in this way means giving up a part of the prize, it also gives you access to the prizes won by other participants, so it is also a good alternative to improve the chances of winning at least a part of the prize.
When are the next Superenalotto draws?
Although Superenalotto normally holds 3 weekly drawings (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), the drawings are postponed when one of them falls on a holiday in Italy.
Therefore, the drawing scheduled for Thursday, December 8, which coincided with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, was rescheduled for Saturday, December 10, and the Saturday drawing was moved to Monday, December 12. For this reason, an extraordinary drawing will be held today. The drawing calendar will return to normal as of Tuesday, December 13.