SuperLotto Plus Game
Latest Result16 Oct 2021
Current Jackpot$27 Million
Next Draw Countdown
In a Word
SuperLotto Plus is one of the most trusted and popular lotteries in the USA. With a simple game format, $1 ticket price, and uncapped jackpots, it’s no wonder the game has become such a big hit with players in California and beyond.
Vital SuperLotto Plus Information
*Players buying online through third-party retailers pay more to cover administration fees. You may have to play a pre-defined number of lines to place an order.
Odds and Prizes
There are plenty of ways to win a prize with SuperLotto Plus. Find this information, as well as the overall odds and jackpot odds, below.
How To Play At A Glance
Pick five numbers from 1-47
Pick one Mega number from 1-27
You will automatically be assigned a 2nd Chance Draw code
Match all five main draw numbers and the Mega number to win the jackpot
Match the Mega number to win a prize
Legal age to play
If you play SuperLotto Plus online through a third-party retailer, you’ll have to be 18, too.
Prize Claim Period
180 days from the draw date
Up to 180 Days
Prize Tax Requirements
SuperLotto Plus prizes over $5,000 are subject to a 25% Federal tax. If you are playing online from another country, your prize may also be subject to local tax laws.
Country of Origin
Can Winners Remain Anonymous?
If you purchase your ticket through a third-party retailer and win big, you will still have to disclose personal information to the lottery operator.
Can Syndicates Play?
Up to 20 Draws
Likes and Dislikes
… You like to keep things simple. Tickets cost just $1 and the straightforward game format means SuperLotto Plus appeals to players old and new. The uncapped jackpot and favourable odds also ensure big prizes are paid out regularly.
How To Play SuperLotto Plus
Select five numbers from 1-47, and pick one Mega number from 1-27.
Choose your Numbers
Choose your numbers yourself or use the Quick Pick option to have your numbers randomly generated.
You will automatically be assigned another code that allows you to enter the 2nd Chance draw.
You can play up to five lines per ticket. You will also need to mark on your ticket whether you want to enter the Wednesday or Saturday draw, or both.
You can play two, eight, 16 or 20 draws in advance. If playing online with a third-party retailer, you can often play several months in advance.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
The numbers you need to match to win a prize and the odds of doing so for SuperLotto Plus are outlined in the table below:
|5 + 1||1 in 41,416,353|
|5 + 0||1 in 1,592,937|
|4 + 1||1 in 197,221|
|4 + 0||1 in 7,585|
|3 + 1||1 in 4,810|
|3 + 0||1 in 185|
|2 + 1||1 in 361|
|1 + 1||1 in 74|
|0 + 1||1 in 49|
SuperLotto Plus History
- The game launches as California Super Lotto.
- The current 5/47 and 1/27 game format is introduced.
- California Super Lotto is rebranded to SuperLotto Plus.
- Largest jackpot to date is won in February, with three players splitting $193 million.
- Who operates SuperLotto Plus?
California State Lottery.
- How much does a SuperLotto Plus ticket cost?
$1 when purchased through an official retail outlet.
- How much do tickets cost online?
The official lottery website does not offer the option to purchase tickets online, but you can play online through third-party retailers. These tickets cost upwards of $2.50—the extra cost covers administration fees.
- Can I play 2nd Chance draw online?
There is no guarantee the 2nd Chance draw will be offered to those purchasing tickets through third-party retailers.
- How old do I have to be to play SuperLotto Plus?
- Why should I play SuperLotto Plus over other lottery games?
SuperLotto Plus is a very easy game to play. You just pick five numbers from 1-47 and a Mega number from 1-27. The more numbers you match, the larger the prize you receive.
- Can I play in advance?
Yes, if you purchase your ticket through an official lottery operator you can play two, eight, 16 or 20 draws in advance.
If playing online through a third-party retailer, you can usually play several months in advance.
- What is the 2nd Chance draw?
The 2nd Chance Draw is a free supplementary game offering five $15,000 cash prizes each week. For each ticket purchased, you will be automatically assigned a code which you must submit to be eligible for that week’s draw. Codes are valid for 180 days.
- What does the Mega number do?
It increases the prize for those who match one, two, three, four or five of the main draw numbers and the Mega number. You can also match the Mega number on its own to win a prize.
- Do I have to match the Mega number to win a prize?
No, but you will need to match at least three main draw numbers to win a prize otherwise.
- What are the odds of winning the SuperLotto Plus jackpot?
1 in 41,416,353.
- What are the odds of winning a SuperLotto Plus prize?
Only 1 in 23.
- What is the largest jackpot won to date?
$193 million, which was won and shared in February 2002 by three players.
- If I win the jackpot, how will I receive my prize?
You can choose whether to take your prize as a reduced one-off cash lump sum or as an annuity consisting of 30 instalments. For the former, you will need to claim your prize within 60 days of the draw or it will default to the annuity option.
- Can jackpot winners remain anonymous?
No, they are required to share personal information with the operator and the press. This requirement includes those playing online through third-party retailers.
- Do residents pay tax on winnings?
Yes, all lottery prizes above $5,000 are subject to a 25% Federal tax. Unlike some other states, there is no state tax to pay in California.
- Do non-residents pay tax on winnings?
In addition to the 25% Federal tax you pay for any prize over $5,000, you may also have to pay local taxes in your country of residence.
- Can a syndicate play the SuperLotto Plus and win?
Yes, family, friends and work colleagues can form a syndicate and share any winnings. Consider creating a syndicate agreement so that everyone taking part knows what to expect, when and from whom to expect it. This will make things much easier in the event of a big win.
- How long do I have to claim my prize?
180 days from the date of the draw.