One of the less well known lotteries is the Italian SuperEnalotto, but with a jackpot now at €46 million, the next draw is sure to attract a lot of attention.
On Tuesday 16th February, one person could be €46 million richer following the Italian SuperEnalotto draw. This lottery is often overlooked by players outside of Italy, but it currently has Europe's biggest jackpot, and with tickets now available online there is sure to be an increased number sold on the next couple of days.
How To Play SuperEnalotto
Running since the 1950's, and named SuperEnalotto since 1996, to win the jackpot players need to match 6 numbers from a pool of 90. While there is also a 'Jolly' bonus ball, it doesn't contribute to the jackpot, only secondary prizes.
Unlike many lotteries, there is no upper limit to the jackpot and it can roll over and over, sometimes to huge amounts, with the biggest prize of €177 million having been won in 2010. The starting level is €1.3 million, and as no one claimed the big prize on Saturday, it has now rolled over several times to reach today's jackpot.
Draws take place at 8pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and should someone win the jackpot they can choose to take it as a lump sum payment, or have it spread out in annual instalments.
Tickets are €1 and for that players get two attempts at winning, although of course, multiple lines can be played for more, and this applies whether they are bought in Italy or online through services like Online-Lottery-Tickets.
Through these sites, all the biggest lotteries are opened up to people around the world, with winnings paid directly to a nominated bank account. Players need to be aware of the time differences between their location and where the draw is taking place however, with Italy being 1 hour ahead of the UK and 6 hours ahead of the US East Coast.