'Perugiapools' is a well-known Italian lottery which has existed since 1950's. In 1997, SISAL modified the 'Perugiapools' lottery to create SuperPerugiapools.
Until June 30, 2009 the six main winning numbers were taken from the first number drawn in Lottomatica's regional Lotto draws for the cities of Bari, Florence, Milan, Naples, Palermo & Rome (used in that order). The Venice draw was used as a "Jolly" number. If the first number of a city had been used before, then the second of the city's draw was used - and so on. In this system there was a small probability that the numbers of two cities could be the same - in which case there would have been duplicate numbers and it would have been impossible to win the jackpot.
Since July 1, 2009 the numbers have been drawn independently of the Lottomatica draws. There is one single draw for the six winning numbers and the "Jolly" number and a second independent draw for the "SuperStar" number.
How we work
he percentage of the prize fund dedicated to the jackpot is 43.2% for the first six draws of the rollover cycle, with 4.8% diverted to the Booster Fund to ensure the jackpot always starts at €17 million. From the seventh draw until the jackpot is won or it rolls down, 27% is allocated to the jackpot and 21% to the Booster Fund.
A lottery jackpot win can change your life forever, whether it is worth a few hundred thousand pounds or a few hundred million. Rules vary between lotteries as to how large a jackpot can grow, with some truly astonishing amounts being paid out to players across the globe.
The National Lottery Distribution Fund divides the funds into the following four main categories. Health, Education, Environment and Charitable Causes - 40%, Sports - 20%, Arts - 20%, Heritage - 20%
The National Lottery’s Good Causes Fund receives 28p from every £1 played on Lotto, EuroMillions, Lotto HotPicks, Thunderball and instant games. From there it is distributed to charitable projects across the UK in four broad fields.