Super Lotto 6/54 is Turkey’s principal lottery game.
Draws are held weekly on Thursdays at 18:55 local time and are broadcast live on national television.
To play Super Lotto 6/54, choose six numbers between 1 and 54, or go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
There are no supplementary games or ways to win beyond the main draw.
Super Lotto 6/54 has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of TRY 900,000, and although this starting jackpot is lower than Turkey’s Lotto 6/49 game, it is not limited by jackpot or rollover caps, in addition to the jackpot growing much quicker by comparison due to the longer odds of winning.
As with Lotto 6/49, consecutive rollovers generate huge excitement and increased ticket sales that can help the jackpot gain even more value.
The biggest ever winning jackpots are:
- TRY 42.5 million on April 26, 2008.
- TRY 34.1 million on March 5, 2009.
Odds and Prizes
The odds of winning the Super Lotto 6/54 jackpot are 1 in 25,820,000, and while these are long odds for a lower jackpot in comparison to Lotto 6/49, more frequent rollovers often result in a much bigger jackpot.
Prizes can be won at four different tiers.
|Prize category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||6||1 in 25,820,000||0.000003|
|2||5||1 in 89,678||0.001|
|3||4||1 in 1,527||0.06|
|4||3||1 in 75||1.33|
Payout and Taxes
All lottery winnings in Turkey are paid out as tax-free lump sums.
Super Lotto 6/54 prize winners have up to 365 days to make a claim.
Players who win tax-free prizes when visiting Turkey should also check local tax laws to find out if winnings need to be declared at home.
Who Can Play Super Lotto 6/54?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to enter Super Lotto 6/54.
Tickets can be bought at authorized lottery dealers and outlets across Turkey and in some parts of Northern Cyprus.
Because gambling in Turkey is highly regulated and online participation completely outlawed, there is no way of buying Super Lotto 6/54 tickets online or via mobile apps.
A further consequence is that Super Lotto 6/54 is unavailable abroad; however, non-residents can still play Super Lotto 6/54 and other Turkish lottery games when visiting the country.
History of Super Lotto 6/54
Super Lotto 6/54 was launched in October 2007 and is operated by the government via the Millî Piyango İdaresi organization, as with all Turkish lottery games, founded in 1993. An attempted privatization of the lottery in 2008 failed when no interested parties were able or willing to pay the $1.6 billion fee set by the government.