SuperLotto Plus

SuperLotto Plus is an exciting California lottery game with two draws a week and nine ways to win. The jackpot starts off at $7 million and keeps rolling over until someone wins! There is no cap on the amount the jackpot can grow to and the largest Californian Superlotto win was an awesome $193 million in February 2002.

Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night at 7:57 PM PT.

Ticket sales for a draw close close at 7:45 PM, so players must buy their tickets before this time to enter that evening’s draw.


How to Play SuperLotto Plus

To play, choose five numbers from 1 to 47, plus an extra MEGA number from 1 to 27. You can choose your own numbers or let Quick Pick select them automatically for you. Tickets cost $1 per play, and you can play up to five times on one playslip. You may also choose Advance Play to play 2 to 8, 16, or 20 consecutive draws by marking the Advance Play box.

After you pay, you will receive a ticket. This is your receipt, so take good care of it. Check the numbers shown for accuracy and sign the back of the ticket.

You win the jackpot by matching all five main numbers plus the MEGA number. There are also another eight prize tiers - you can even win a prize just for matching the MEGA number by itself.

Your ticket will also have a SuperLotto Plus 2nd Chance code. For every $1 you spend, you receive one entry code for the weekly SuperLotto Plus 2nd Chance draw for one of five $15,000 prizes! For instance, if you play $5 on a single SuperLotto Plus ticket, your 2nd Chance code gives you five entries into the 2nd Chance draw. The 2nd Chance weekly entry deadline is 11:59 PM PT on Saturday. Drawings are held within five business days of the entry deadline.

Remember to always submit your SuperLotto Plus 2nd Chance code before redeeming a winning ticket.

You must be 18 or older to play California lottery games.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

SuperLotto Plus has nine prize tiers, and the minimum jackpot amount is $7 million. Win the top prize by matching all five numbers plus the MEGA number! However, you can even win a prize by just matching one number. This unusual design improves your odds of winning a prize to just 1 in 23. Below are the odds of winning for different match combinations.

In the table below "pari-mutuel" is listed in the prize column for most prize tiers. This means that the prize amount depends on the ticket sales for the draw, plus the overall prize pool. Therefore the amounts won by players may vary depending on the draw.

Odds of winning California Superlotto
Numbers Matched Odds of Winning Prize
5 of 5 + Mega 1 in 41,416,353 Jackpot
5 of 5 1 in 1,592,937 Pari-mutuel
4 of 5 + Mega 1 in 197,221 Pari-mutuel
4 of 5 1 in 7,585 Pari-mutuel
3 of 5 + Mega 1 in 4,810 Pari-mutuel
3 of 5 1 in 185 Pari-mutuel
2 of 5 + Mega 1 in 361 Pari-mutuel
1 of 5 + Mega 1 in 74 $2.00
Mega only 1 in 49 $1.00
Overall odds of winning any SuperLotto Plus prize are 1 in 23

Can I Buy Lottery Tickets from Outside the U.S.?

You can still play games like SuperLotto Plus, Powerball and Mega Millions even if you're not living in the United States. Visit the Tickets page for more information about a concierge service that can help you buy tickets.

How to Claim a Prize

If you're lucky enough to win a SuperLotto Plus prize, make sure you claim it correctly to ensure you get your winnings! You've got 180 days from the draw date to claim.

For prizes $599 and below:

You can simply take your winning ticket to a lottery retailer and receive your cash immediately.

Or, download and print a claim form and mail it with your signed winning ticket to:

California Lottery
730 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

For prizes $600 and above:

Download and print a claim form and take it plus your winning ticket to a Lottery District Office.

Alternatively, mail the claim form along with your signed winning ticket to:

California Lottery
730 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

SuperLotto Plus FAQs

Are prizes taxed? Prizes of $599 and above are subject to federal taxes. However, the state of California does not tax lottery winnings.

Can a group (lottery pool) share a prize? Yes, provided there are 100 people or less in the lottery pool.

Cash or annuity? By default, jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual instalments (annuity). However, the winner has 60 days after their claim is approved to choose the cash value of the prize as an alternative. This will be less than the advertised jackpot, because the advertised jackpot reflects the value of the prize as an annuity invested over time. See here for more information.

What if the winner dies? If the jackpot is being paid as an annuity, the winner's estate will continue to receive the annual payments.

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