California Super Lotto Plus
The California Super Lotto first launched in 2000 and works on the main balls being 1 to 47 with "Mega" balls from 1 to 27. Draws take place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday and to win the jackpot you need to match 5 numbers and the Mega. The Mega ball is the bonus number and comes into play for more than just the jackpot, match any of the 5 main numbers and the Mega number on the California Super Lotto and you will find you have won a prize; even just matching the Mega ball will land you a $1 cash prize!
The jackpot starts at $7,000,000 for matching 5 lotto numbers plus the Mega number but, like many lotteries, the jackpot does rollover if no players manage to do this. The California Super Lotto has reached a massive $193,000,000 jackpot before now but with a 5/47 matrix for the main numbers, lower prizes are won quite often. What makes this lottery rollover on a regular basis is the high matrix for the Mega ball – 1 in 27 numbers which, compared to a lottery like Powerball or Euromillions that has 5/50 for the main numbers and 2/9 for the bonus ball, is quite high.
Winning the California Super Lotto Plus
The overall odds of winning the California Super Lotto Plus are shown below but to match the main 5 numbers plus the Mega is a staggering 1 in 41,416,353 but still lower than that of the Euromillions at 1 in 76,275,360. This can be attributed to the lower number of main balls required in the California Super Lotto Plus and the fact that you need two Lucky Star bonus balls to plus 5 numbers to win the Euromillions in comparison to just 1 Mega ball for the California Super Lotto Plus.
This makes the overall odds of you winning a prize in the California Super Lotto Plus 1 in 23!