A lottery player form the Italian island of Sicily has found themselves the luckiest person in the country this week after they scooped a huge €21.8 million SuperEnalotto jackpot.
The lottery player, who finally broke four months’ worth of the Italian lottery game rolling over, has yet to be announced, and it is likely, of course, that the mystery winner shall forever remain a mystery under Italian laws that allow lottery winners to remain anonymous should they wish to. The winning ticket, however, was purchased in Acireale, near Catania in Sicily for the SuperEnalotto draw which took place on Thursday, July 16th.
The last SuperEnalotto win took place on March 23rd, when a lucky player from another Italian island, this time Sardinia, won a jackpot prize worth more than €9 million. Since that date, the popular lottery game has been rolling over, not finding a winner for any of its three times a week draws, and so many hopeful players were dreaming that they would be the next to win.
This is how the jackpot grew to a total as high as almost €22 million to be won when this mystery ticket holder matched the numbers 22, 27, 29, 49, 69 and 87 as well as the Jolly number of 73. The winning ticket was purchased from a small store in Acireale, which is owned by brothers Sergio and Daniele Loria, who admitted that they checked their own tickets as soon as they discovered that they had sold the winning SuperEnalotto ticket in their store.
Sadly though, the brothers were not the winners and they told the local press that they have no idea who the winner could be but they are hopeful that the winner is somebody who is truly in need of the money. The SuperEnalotto sellers said that they celebrated their sale with champagne together with their customers and friends.
This big win marks the fourth time that the SuperEnalotto jackpot has been won this year, with the first top prize lottery win coming in Cosenza on January 10th, followed by another win just one month later in Treviso, and finally a win in Sassari on March 21st.
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