SuperLotto Plus Jackpot Advisory
On April 25, 2013, the California Lottery Commission unanimously approved rules changes to the SuperLotto Plus game. A 30 year annuity payout is becoming standard in California as it is for large in-state and multi-state lottery games. This change, which took effect on May 11, will enable SuperLotto Plus to continue offering jackpots which start at $7,000,000 and increase by at least $1 million if not won. We want our players to enjoy playing Lottery games and experience the thrill of winning prizes while ensuring that the games we offer help with our sole mission of maximizing critical supplemental education funding for California students and schools.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about this new policy.
SuperLOTTO Plus® Jackpot Annuity Change
Questions & Answers
1. Why is the Lottery changing the SLP Jackpot annuity payout from 26 to 30 years?
a. We want our players to enjoy playing Lottery games and experience the thrill of winning prizes while ensuring that the games we offer help with our mission to generate as many supplemental dollars for schools as possible.
b. This change will allow SuperLotto Plus to continue offering Jackpots which start at $7,000,000 and increase by at least $1,000,000 every time they roll.
c. A 30-year Jackpot annuity payout is becoming standard for large in-state and multi-state lottery games.
2. How will this affect the Jackpot?
The Lottery now guarantees the Jackpot amount as well as the cash value!
3. How does the change effect choosing the CASH OPTION?
Winners of the Jackpot will still have 60 days from the Lottery’s payment approval date to choose between the Cash or the Annuity prize.
4. When will this change go into effect?
The Lottery Commission approved the change on April 25, 2013. The 30 year annuity option takes effect at the Draw’s Pool Closure, Saturday May 11, 2013 at 7:45pm.
5. What if I bought an Advance Play SLP ticket before the changeover occurs?
The rules applicable at the time of ticket purchase will dictate the Jackpot annuity term.
6. Where can I find more information about the change?
The Lottery will use ticket messages, the revised playslip, ePOS screens, Hot Spot screens, the Public Website, and these Q&As to communicate the change.