California SuperLotto Plus

What is California SuperLotto Plus

SuperLotto Plus is the State of California’s original “millionaire-maker.” SuperLotto Plus is one of the state lottery’s three most popular games, with many jackpots reaching as high as $10 to $30 million. SuperLotto Plus jackpots have also soared much higher, with the largest payouts going as high as $193 million, $141 million, $120 million, $110 million and $91 million.

SuperLotto Plus’ predecessor, California Super Lotto, premiered in 1986 following California voters’ approval of Proposition 37, the Lottery Act, in 1984. The game has gone through a variety of configurations, but its current set-up of 5 numbers plus a MEGA number began in 2000. The name of the game was changed to SuperLotto Plus at that same time.

Draw days

SuperLotto Plus offers twice weekly draws Wednesday and Saturday 19:57 PST.

Minimum Jackpot

SuperLotto Plus offers a minimum jackpot of $7 million.

Record Jackpot

The biggest jackpot ever paid out by SuperLotto Plus was $193 million, on February 16th, 2002.

Rules

Choose 5 numbers out of possible 47 + 1 Mega number from a pool of 27. The jackpot winner needs to match all 6 numbers.

Ticket cost

$1.00

Revenue Breakdown

Six percent of lottery income is used for administration and 94% is funneled to public education, player prizes and retailer compensation. While the actual number fluctuates from year to year, the California State Lottery contributes about $1 billion each year to California public schools.

Payment Methods

Jackpot payments default to 26 annual payments at a graduated rate. However, winners can choose a cash value option within 60 days. The cash value option is usually about 45% to 55% of the jackpot value.
Prizes over $599 are reported to the IRS, but winnings are not taxed by California or local governments. Most winnings are subject to federal withholding of 25% or 33%.

 

Game odds

Prize Main Numbers Bonus Odds
1st 5 1 1:41,416,353
2nd 5 1:1,592,937
3rd 4 1 1:197,221
4th 4 1:7,585
5th 3 1 1:4,810
6th 3 1:185
7th 2 1 1:361
8th 1 1 1:74
9th 1 1:49

California SuperLotto plus official site

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