After 200 draws, with no one winning the SuperEnaLotto jackpot – Lady Luck stepped in causing one extremely lucky player to finally beat the odds of 1 in 56 Billion to scoop the elusive jackpot that just kept rolling.
A SuperEnalotto player, who bought their ticket in the southern Italian town of Vibo Valentia, overcame odds of 1 in 56 billion to not just win the €163.5 million jackpot, but also a €2 million bonus for matching the SuperStar as well as the six main numbers!
The extremely huge jackpot was the largest lottery prize in the world at the time, even overshadowing the notorious American lotto game, Powerball.
The SuperEnaLotto jackpot had been rolling for more than a year before the ticket holder, who paid just €3 for just two lines, scooped the second biggest prize in SuperEnalotto history.
Players win the jackpot by matching all six main numbers, at odds of 1 in 622,614,230, but a special €2 million is added to the total if they also happen to match the SuperStar number, which is drawn from an additional pool of 90 balls.
The winning SuperEnalotto numbers for Thursday 27th October were 3, 12, 23, 71, 76 and 83 with Jolly 56 and SuperStar 35.
The last time anyone won the jackpot was Thursday 16th July 2015, and the top prize had rolled to an amount just shy of the €177.7 million scooped by a lotto syndicate in October 2010.
One thing is for certain, the people in Vibo Velentia know how to party. When the news of the massive SuperEnaLotto news spread, celebrations began with dancing and fireworks.
Everyone has their own version of who won the SuperEnaLotto jackpot. A man by the name of Domenico Lo Bianco, who owns the shop at which the ticket was bought, said, “when they called me to warn me of the win, I thought it was a joke. Then slowly, I realised and I realised it was all true.”
But like any lotto game, it’s not just the lucky jackpot winner who won on the night, as there were hundreds of thousands of players across the country who picked up prizes ranging from €5 for matching two main numbers or just the SuperStar.
For now though, the SuperEnaLotto jackpot will have to start again, with a minimum jackpot of €41.1 million for this Saturday.
Best of luck!
The PlayHugeLottos.com Team