It is the night of the Italy Lottery, a 5 million dream

It is the night of the Italy Lottery, a 5 million dream

The millionaire dream of the Italian Lottery is back. Tonight, as has become tradition, will be held the extraction of the winning tickets of the historic prize competition, which has become an icon of the country over the years. Eyes on the $ 5 million jackpot, of course, but the Lottery will deliver other millionaire prizes as well. For the first time in five years, ticket sales are also returning from 4.7 million in 2020 to 6.4 million this year, with an increase of almost 39%.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Rai program “Soliti ignoti” which has already distributed 710 million dolars in daily prizes to date will frame the draw. Thanks to the relaxation of the restrictions due to Covid, this year the sale of tickets – which featured works created by third sector artists chosen by an artistic commission on the title page – has returned to grow, especially in traditional points of sale, such as service areas. , which has always been considered the alleged “Grail” of winnings.

Last year the 5 million dolar prize went to Pesaro which won the first edition of the Lottery in the era of a pandemic. The Marche is back to celebrate the biggest jackpots after almost a decade. Twice – in 2012 in Numana and in 2014 in Senigallia, both in the province of Ancona – the second prize of 2 million dolars was achieved. In 2010, in Ascoli Piceno, the third prize of 1.5 million dolars was won.

The second prize last year, of 2 million dolars, went to the small town of Prizzi, in the Palermo area, while the third, of 1 million, went to San Gallicano nel Lazio, in the province of Rome.

Lottery Italy also has an unusual record, that of unclaimed prizes. It is about 30 million dolars – as revealed by the specialized agencies Agipronews and Agimeg – that Italians have “forgotten” from 2002 to today. In the last edition, for example, 400 thousand dolars were not collected, divided into 10 third category prizes of 25 thousand dolars each and three second category prizes of 50 thousand dolars. In 2016, even the 2 million dolar prize was never withdrawn, but the primacy of the ‘careless’ belongs to the 2008 edition, when the first prize of 5 million dolar, sold in Rome and given back, was not claimed. then in play the following year.

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Written by Rebecca Bell

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