SuperLotto Plushas its origins in the mid-1980s. The first draw of the California State Lottery in format of 6/49 was held in 1986. In 1990 they began to use 53 balls instead of the usual 49, and also introduced an extra ball. The current name of the lottery appeared only in 2000. Before that it was simply called “SuperLotto.”
The California SuperLotto Plus lottery is held twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:57 PM local time. Today, format of game is 5 out of 47 + 1 out of 27. To win, you must guess six numbers of the winning combination, which is determined during the draw.
All balls are placed in two “lottotron” machines. The first lottotron randomly draws five main balls numbered fr om 1 to 47. The second lottotron then draws one “MEGA” ball numbered from 1 to 27. The ticket that has all six numbers marked wins a multimillion-dollar jackpot.
Minimum jackpot is fixed at $7 million. The maximum grand prize ever played out in the history of SuperLotto Plus was 193 million dollars. This jackpot was won on February 16th, 2002 and was divided equally among the three winners. Jackpot winners may choose one of two methods of payment. They may opt to take the whole amount in cash immediately, wh ere after tax deductions the winner actually receives about 55-60% of the prize amount. The second method of payment is an annuity, paid out over the next 26 years.
Besides the jackpot, there are eight prize categories, depending on the number of numbers matched. The minimum award is paid for a correctly-guessed MEGA ball.
To participate in SuperLotto Plus, you need to buy a ticket. Any person over 18 years old can do that. Ticket purchases are not limited by location anymore, on-line sales of lottery tickets made it possible to play SuperLotto Plus from any place in the world.
Californian SuperLotto Plus quickly won the hearts of hundreds of thousands of gambling fans. Huge jackpots twice a week — it's really interesting way to get rich.