€ 178 MILLION AND HOW THE WINNER SPENT IT?
The SuperEnalotto lottery has become a domestic ‘dream-maker’ lotto in Italy. Since its commencement in 1997, the SuperEnalotto draw has become a focus of lotto fanatics worldwide – primarily due to its lack of rollover caps. The SuperEnaLotto jackpot can grow and grow – this has resulted in one of the biggest ever lotto rollover jackpots. On the 30th of October 2010, after 8 months of continuous roll-overs, the SuperEnalotto jackpot stood at an astronomical 177,800,000 million euros. The prize was won by a single ticket holder – a husband and wife from Tuscany.
The Tuscan couple’s € 178 million win catapulted them into the list of Italy’s super wealthy. Once the couple cashed in their cheque, they became Italy’s 678th wealthiest individuals – wealthier than notable Italian celebrities like Monica Bellucci (757th) and Fabio Capello (998th).
The couple, according to Italian newspaper reports, purchased a Tuscan villa once owned by Silvio Berlusconi. The Villa, costing a cool 28 million euros, boasts a vineyard, a golf course, a helipad and private moorings on the Tuscan coast along with 30 acres of woodland and arable land. The property consists of 11 bedrooms, a cinema, gym, indoor swimming pool and a bowling alley. The couple have reportedly spent € 2,8 million renovating the property. Furthermore, the husband has reportedly co-rented a corporate box at Italian football giants Juventus for a cool € 2,2 million over five years.
Other reported luxuries include the purchase of € 30 million of commercial real estate in Milan. According to the Milan press, this investment will produce an annual return of € 2.8 million.
The lucky ‘un-named’ couple have joined Italy’s super-rich. Why not try your luck on the SuperEnaLotto draw and win big? You can easily buy your SuperEnalotto tickets online at Lottery24.com.