our lotteries are the exclusive distributors of Super Lotto in their respective jurisdictions: Loto Real del Cibao C por A in the Dominican Republic; Supreme Ventures Lotteries Limited in Jamaica; the Barbados Lottery in Barbados; and the Caribbean Lottery in Saint Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and the US Virgin Islands.
Gtech Corporation is providing the technology platform to integrate the sales in each jurisdiction with state-of-the-art systems and networks to ensure the security and integrity of the game.
“Super Lotto is based on the concept of successful multi-jurisdictional games like Powerball, Mega Millions, and EuroMillions,” said Gtech President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel. “With an initial rollout in eight countries, our goal is to build a strong foundation for Super Lotto and then introduce this game in additional countries, to create even bigger jackpots. By putting these individual lotteries together, we are now able to offer players lottery jackpots that were not possible in the past,” Patel added.
The Super Lotto game will start with an initial jackpot of US$ 2 million, and be converted to each local currency. The Super Lotto drawings will take place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, during a live broadcast in the Dominican Republic from the studios of Loto Real.
Video of the drawings will be sent via satellite to the other participating countries for local transmission. Super Lotto prizes will then be collected in the country where the winning ticket was sold. Sales from the new game will benefit the jurisdiction where the game ticket was purchased.
To play Super Lotto, players will select five (5) of 35 numbers and a Super Ball, which is drawn from a separate pool of 35 numbers. A player can become a Super millionaire by correctly selecting all five drawn numbers and the Super Ball. Secondary prizes will also be available for correctly selecting a variety of different combinations with the five drawn numbers and the Super Ball.
“This new game will help meet a long unmet demand by our players,” said Supreme Ventures Ltd. Chairman Paul Hoo. “By working together with other lotteries in the region, we are now able to give players what they want – a big jackpot game with the highest levels of security, integrity, and entertainment.”
“We are very excited to join forces with our consortium partners in bringing a new and innovative product with superior technology that sets a strong and unique precedent across our Caribbean Basin region,” said Loto Real del Cibao President Jose Bernardo Guzmán.
To manage the game, the operators have formed a Super Lotto committee, and have worked closely with Gtech to formulate this new game. The committee’s main functions are to integrate and oversee the operation of the game; ensure the long term viability of the game; guarantee the prize payments; and ensure payment to each government of its share of game sales.