The Mega Sena is Brazil’s number 1 lottery game. It boasts high jackpots and great prizes for people who miss out on the big win. The game is run by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank of Brazil, who have been in control of the game since 1961. Like all national lottery games of this nature a portion of the profits goes to the Brazilian Treasury to pay for the improvement of educational and social projects.
A total of 46% of the money taken for each draw is place in the prize fund. Players win percentages of the prize fund depending on how many numbers they’ve matched. 5% of the money taken in every draw is put aside to create the prize fund for a special draw held on New Years Eve, the “Mega Da Verada”. This special new years draw often boasts enormous jackpots.
Thanks to the popularity of the prizes in the Mega Sena you can now purchase tickets from almost anywhere in the world. This means that you can enter the Mega Sena lottery from outside of Brazil and win it’s prizes -which can be sent via bank transfer.
The Mega Sena is a simple game to play. When purchasing a ticket players must choose 6 different numbers from a field of 1-60. The game is played twice each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 20:00 GMT. The aim of the game is of course to match your numbers with those of the draw, the more numbers you match the higher the prize.
Of the total prize fund winners in first, second and third place receive a percentage according to the table below.
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22% of the prize fund is put aside for a special draw held every 5 draws. The remaining 5% gets saved for a special new years draw. The percentage awarded to each prize category is shared between all of the winners in that prize category. There are of course far fewer winners who match 5 numbers than 4 so each winner will receive a higher prize.