SuperLotto Plus is California’s most prominent state lottery, costing $1.
SuperLotto Plus draws take place twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 19:57 local time (Pacific Standard).
Players enter SuperLotto Plus by choosing five numbers between 1 and 47, plus an additional number called the Mega Ball between 1 and 27. Alternatively, players can go for a Quick Pick containing five randomly chosen numbers.
Each SuperLotto Plus ticket gives additional entry into the SuperLotto Plus 2nd Chance draw, a weekly draw with a top prize of $15,000.
SuperLotto Plus has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of $7 million, withno jackpot or rollover cap.
The largest SuperLotto Plus jackpot was won in February 2002, at $193 million.
The odds of winning the SuperLotto Plus jackpot are 1 in 41,416,353.
While these odds are long, they still compare favourably with other global lotteries, particularly based on how big the jackpot can get.
In addition to winning the SuperLotto Plus jackpot, players have the opportunity to win prizes at eight further prize tiers.
California Lottery prize winners have 180 days to claim their winnings.
SuperLotto Plus jackpot winnings can be paid out as a lump sum or as graduated annual payments. Annual payments are the default payment option, with winners notifying the California Lottery within 60 days of winning the jackpot if they wish to receive cash instead. Players choosing annual payments will have their winnings paid out over 30 years.
Californian residents are not subject to direct taxation for SuperLotto Plus winnings; however, 24% to 30% of winning jackpots can be withheld by the state as residents must declare lottery winnings as income.
SuperLotto Plus winners who do not reside in California should check local tax laws and whether they need to declare their winnings.
SuperLotto Plus tickets are on sale at authorized lottery retailers across California.
Lottery enthusiasts in the United States and from around the world can play SuperLotto Plus online or by using the California Lottery mobile app.
SuperLotto Plus launched in 1986, following a vote in which 58% of voters expressed support for it, which was previously known as California SuperLotto.