Bagnone is a small town with a population of around 2,000 people, most of whom spent the weekend celebrating the success of their low-profile neighbour. Not only is the win good news for the lucky winner himself, it has also helped to put the public spotlight on Bagnone itself, and will no doubt result in a greater number of tourists stopping at the town to see if they too can enjoy some lottery luck.
This SuperEnalotto jackpot win sets a brand new European record for the biggest lottery jackpot won by a single player. The previous biggest jackpot win by a single player was worth €126 million, and that was achieved in May 2009 by a EuroMillions player in Spain. You can read the full story by taking a look at our EuroMillions Record Broken news item in the archives.
The SuperEnalotto jackpot reached the astonishing nine-figure level because it had not been won since 31 January, 2009. With three draws a week there had been plenty of rollovers between then and now, but the elusive jackpot has finally been landed and the SuperEnalotto jackpot has now been reset for the next draw on Tuesday.
Of course, SuperEnalotto wasn’t the only big jackpot up for grabs last weekend, and the EuroMillions jackpot of €75.5 million (around £65.4 million) was won by two players who matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Star numbers. This made each winner €37,570,330 (around £32,560,542) richer.
A further ten players matched five main numbers and one of the Lucky Star numbers to win €411,410 (around £356,550) each. Seventeen players matched the five main numbers only and won €68,677 (around £59,519) each.
We congratulate everyone who won prizes in both the SuperEnalotto and EuroMIllions games last weekend. Those of your who didn’t manage to land a jackpot can now play EuroMillions online for a €15,000,000 (around £12,000,000) EuroMIllions jackpot on Friday 28 August, 2009.