California - Super LOTTO
Year round sunshine and gorgeous beaches aren’t the only major attractions when it comes to the California lifestyle. The Super Lotto is something Californians look forward to each and every week. It is the main lottery game in the state and it’s easy to see why. The minimum jackpot payout is a staggering $7 million USD and it grows each time the lotto isn’t won! The game is played every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 7:57 p.m. Pacific time.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Super Lotto works on a 5/47 matrix. Players select five numbers from 1 to 47 as well as a Mega Number from a second pool of balls. The Mega Number is between 1 and 27. To win the big jackpot all five numbers must match in addition to the Mega Number. Prizes are also awarded for matching 4 or 3 numbers. The odds of winning the Super Lotto’s main prize are 1 in 41 million. The odds of winning any prize in this lotto game are 1 in 23.
Lottery Security And Results
The California Super Lotto as well as all other lottery games are backed by the state. Only about 16% of the revenue generated from the lottery goes toward the administrative costs, the remainder is used for education and prizes. The largest Super Lotto jackpot ever won was $193 million back in February 2002. The Super Lotto prize is often the highest payout available by any game in the United States.
California’s lottery system was voted into operation back in the fall of 1984. The idea was to generate large amounts of revenue for the state’s public education system. On average over 80% of the lottery’s proceeds go back to the residents either in the form of jackpot prizes or state education. The Super Lotto Plus is just one of many lottery games within the state. The Daily 3, Daily 4, Make Me A Millionaire and Hot Spot are also quite popular.
The California Super Lotto costs only $1 per line and can be played twice per week. With an amazingly high entry jackpot amount of $7 million USD the big prize often rolls into astounding figures. Players must be 18 or older to participate. The Super Lotto results are televised live and published online.