Brazil - Mega-Sena
The Brazilian lottery, called Mega Sena is a national staple in this tropical South American country and is by far the most popular lotto game in all of Brazil. It is such a big deal many players of Mega Sena come from outside the country, just to get in on a piece of the exciting lotto action. All of this international attention leads to larger prizes! Mega Sena offers R$ multi-million jackpots players can participate in twice a week.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
Mega Sena operates a little differently than most global lottos. It works a lot like the Spanish El Gordo draw, which is one of the biggest lottos in the world. Two spinning cages are used in each drawing. The goal is to produce six different two-digit numbers ranging from 01 to 60. One digit is drawn from each cage to make up a two digit number. For example, if the first cage pulls a 3 and the second cage pulls an 8, one of the numbers in the lotto is 38. Cage 1 contains numbers from 0 to 5. Cage 2 contains lotto numbers from 0 to 9. If a 00 is pulled it is used as number 60 for the drawing. The big prize is won if you match all six numbers drawn. There are additional prizes for matching 5 or 4 of the drawn numbers as well. The odds of winning the big jackpot are 1 in 50.06 million. For the second division 5-draw and 4-draw prizes the odds are 1:154,201 and 1:2,332 respectively.
Lottery Security And Results
The all time biggest Mega Sena jackpot occurred in 1999 when a lucky player won R$ 85 million on September 4th. That same year the previous record was obtained when a winner from Salvador collected a whopping R$ 64.9 million. All prizes are paid out in a cash lump sum rather than installments, which makes this lottery extremely desirable. Prizes can be collected at any Brazilian lottery house or the Caixa Economica Federal Bank. Revenue generated by Mega Sena is held by the National Treasury and profits are invested into national educational programs as well as social development. Nearly half of all money spent on the Brazilian Mega Sena lotto is given out to players in the form of prizes. .
Mega Sena is the largest lottery in Brazil and is administered by the Caixa Economica Federal Bank. The bank has been in charge of the lottery since 1961. Profits from Mega Sena go toward further development of the educational system. Mega Sena is the largest lotto but not the only game Caixa oversees. They also deal with Sports Bets, Passive Lotto and Instant Lotto Tickets.
The Mega Sena Lottery in Brazil is one of the largest lottos in the South America. Players can participate from all over the world and the jackpots are huge!