SuperLotto Plus is a lotto that runs in California. The first ever time this lotto ran was in 1986 under a slightly different name of the California Super Lotto. It then ran uninterrupted for a further 14 years before they decided that it was time for a bit of a cosmetic change and they changed the name to the currently used name of SuperLotto Plus. At the time of writing the jackpot for the SuperLotto Plus carries a starting annuitized jackpot of $7 million.
In 2000 when the name of the lotto in California changed they also made a few adjustments to the structuring of the lotto games themselves too. When the California Super Lotto started in 1986 it started off with the commonly used “pick 6 numbers from a selection of 49” format. This was the format that was used until 1990, when the game was changed to a 6 numbers in 53 game. The game was changed again to a 51 number game before finally settling on a format in 2000 when the name also changed.
The game format that was finally settled on in 2000 is the same as what is currently used today in the SuperLotto Plus – a 5 numbers in 47 selection as well as an additional 1 number from a pool of 27.
As mentioned, the jackpot for SuperLotto Plus starts of at a nice figure of $7 million. Like any lotto this number will grow each time the jackpot is not won. On the 16th of February, 2002, this figure had rolled over many times and had managed to grow to a staggering figure of $193 million. This astronomical figure was split by three very lucky winners who all managed to match all 6 numbers.
Some other noteworthy jackpots are $72 million that was won in 2007 and the previous record (before the $193 million in 2002) of $56 million that was clinched in 1995. That being said, even the normal starting jackpot of $7 million is not something that should be scoffed at, it too, is a lovely sum of money to win.
The SuperLotto plus now runs twice a week, with a draw being made every Wednesday and Saturday. If you have not already jumped in on the fantastic mid-week and weekend enjoyment of the SuperLotto Plus then you are missing out. Grab yourself a ticket and give yourself a chance of winning the jackpot!