The winning player, who purchased a €4.50 entry from Filippi tobacconist in viale Santa Margherita, instantly became the winner of the 118th jackpot in SuperEnalotto history and the lottery’s eighth largest reward after ending a run of 67 consecutive rollovers.
Despite its tremendous size, this prize was some way off toppling the biggest jackpot win in the lottery’s 20 year existence, with a syndicate of 70 still holding the record after scooping €177.7 million on a ticket bought in Milan in October 2010. Nevertheless, there were still plenty of excited lottery fans following last night’s draw.
As speculation begins to circulated as to who the mystery winner could be, Katuscia Mattiuzzi, the daughter of the owner of the shop from which the winning ticket was bought, was quick to point out that Caorle was a tourist area, but she prays that it is a resident from the local area. Katuscia also hoped that the newly crowned millionaire would return to the shop to show their gratitude at some point in the future.
This is just the second time in 2017 that the SuperEnalotto jackpot has been won and only the third win since July 2015. In fact, the latest winner now joins ticket holders from Vibo Valentia and Mestrino in becoming the only claimants to land the game’s jackpot in 322 draws.
Tuesday’s draw also proved prosperous for a wealth of other ticket holders across Italy as over 510,000 prizes were won on the night. These winners included 14 players who correctly matched five main numbers to scoop €11,946.
Thanks to this latest big win, the SuperEnalotto jackpot has been reset ahead of Thursday night’s draw when a prize of €17.2 million will be on offer. If you would like to add this sum to your bank account, simply choose your numbers online or play through any authorised retailer across Italy. Good luck!