5 Aug 2009

Huge Italian jackpot still not won

4:20 pm on 5 August 2009

The jackpot of Italy's national lottery has reached almost €116 million, after no-one got the correct six numbers in Tuesday night's draw.

The new prize breaks Italian records and is the second-highest ever offered in Europe, the BBC reports.

No-one has hit the jackpot in the SuperEnalotto game since January.

Ahead of Tuesday's draw, people from neighbouring countries crossed the border to join Italians in placing bets on the winning combination of numbers.

Mathematicians estimate that the chances of guessing the correct six numbers are 622 million to 1.

The European lottery jackpot record of €125 million was set in Spain last year.