Mega-Sena

(Brazil)

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About

The Brazil MegaSena lottery is the most popular lottery game in Brazil. Run by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank since 1961, the game is quite popular with Brazilians and is rather unusual in the world of modern lottery games since it works more like a sweepstakes than a traditional lottery game.

The bank also offers a number of other popular lottery games in Brazil including, Passive, Sports Bets, Instants and Lotto, though the- Mega-Sena lottery is by far the most popular and is considered the “anchor” for the lottery system in the country.

Game Type

The Brazil Mega-Sena lottery is unlike most traditional lottery games in that it works my like a sweepstakes style game, in a similar vein to the El Gordo lottery offered by the Spanish lottery commission. In essence, a number of balls are chosen, like in a traditional lottery game, however the numbers are not picked by the people who play the game. Instead, you are assigned numbers and then if you match the numbers, you win the jackpot

Other Prizes

Like a traditional lottery game however, the Brazil Mega Sena lottery game does include the chance to win additional prizes, for matching 5, 4 or 3 numbers out of the six that are chosen.

Who Can Play

The game was initially open only to Brazilian citizens, however, today the Mega Sena lottery game is open to people everywhere on the planet, as long as they have access to the Internet and are able to buy a ticket. The only restriction on game play is that those who purchase tickets must be over 18 years of age in order to participate. It is also not necessary to visit Brazil in order to collect a jackpot as the collection of the jackpot can be arranged automatically when you purchase your ticket for the game online.

Odds of Winning

While the odds of winning the Brazil Mega Sena lottery game are somewhat high, it is important to realize that the game is considered to be a “grand lottery” on a par with something like the American Powerball game and as such, high odds are expected. The odds of winning the grand prize in the game are 1 in 50,060,000. However, even if you don’t win the jackpot, you have excellent chances to win the second prize in the Mega Sena lottery as the chances of winning the second prize are only 1 in 154,201 The odds of winning the third prize are 1 in 2,332.

The record lottery jackpot was won in 1999 and paid out a total of 85,000,000 Brazilian Reals (about $60,000,000).

Game information
Game type 6/60
Schedule Wen 7:00 pm, Sat 7:00 pm
Jackpot type Cash
Cash option lump sum
Taxes no taxes
Participating Brazil
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