SuperEnalotto to boost towns budget

September 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Lottery News

If you have being watching the news over recent months you will no doubt have seen that Italy is having a few financial difficulties. The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has introduced massive spending cuts designed to lower the countries budget deficit. This has resulted in many of the smaller towns looking for new ways of generating income to make up the shortfall. One of the most original of these ideas has come from Melito near Naples who are banking on the SuperEnalotto to boost the town’s budget.

The town administrators in Melito have decided to take 15 Euros each week from the Mayor’s salary to buy tickets to play SuperEnalotto. Each week the Italian town intends to play the same strategically picked numbers online. Their numbers include 49 which represents the mayor, 42 representing the city hall, 72 for “wonder” and 90 for “the people” The remaining two numbers are being kept as a closely guarded secret.

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The SuperEnalotto now sits at nearly 127 million Euros which equates to about £105 million making it one of the biggest lottery jackpots in the world right now so it is no wonder people all over are experiencing Lotto fever. SuperEnalotto is one of the only legal forms of gambling in Italy at the moment and the town administrators consider it to be a worthwhile investment. If Melito do win the jackpot they intend to use the money to pay for taxes which will result in the town becoming a tax have for all of their lucky residents.