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The Complete Guide to Brazilian Lotteries 

Our Brazilian lottery guide will help you decide which exciting Latin lottery you should play next! Each Brazilian lottery is special in their own way, so keep reading find everything you need to know, including game rules, jackpot-winning odds, jackpot records and more!

As Latin America's lottery capital, Brazil produces some of the region's most exciting and rewarding lotteries. If it’s enormous jackpots you’re after, Mega Sena and Quina have your back! Want an easy win? Try out Lotofácil or Dupla Sena, which have the best winning odds by far. For a unique, and of course, rewarding playing experience, Dia De Sorte will intrigue you with its fun number selection format.  

Rank Lottery

1.

Brazil Mega Sena

2.

Brazil Quina

3.

Brazil Lotofácil

4.

Brazil Dupla Sena

5.

Brazil Dia De Sorte

Which Brazilian Lottery is the Easiest to Win?

Although we all want the biggest jackpot, sometimes, playing lotteries with great prize-winning odds is a great way to win prizes fast. So when it comes to winning a Brazilian lottery, you can’t beat Lotofácil. The incredibly small range and enormous number selection make winning this Latin lottery a breeze. If you want better prizes, but still great odds, Dupla Sena’s double-draw feature actually gives you a second chance to win big!

Lottery Match Jackpot Odds

Mega Sena

6/60

1:50,063,856

Dia De Sorte

7/31 + PB 1/12

1:31,554,900

Quina

5/80

1:31,554,900

Dupla Sena

6/50

1:15,890,700

Lotofácil

15/25

1:3,268,760

Are Brazil Lottery Prizes Taxed?

While Brazilian lottery winnings are technically taxed at a 13.8% tax rate, the prizes published before the draw are exactly what you will receive when you win the jackpot. Caixa Econômica Federal, Brazil’s official government-owned lottery operator, announces the prize amounts after taxes, so you’ll receive the entire prize amount you played for!

 Brazilian Lotteries 

Want all about what it takes to play and win five of Brazil's most rewarding lotteries? Keep reading to get in-depth info on Mega Sena, Dupla Sena, Quina, Dia De Sorte, and Lotofácil.

Brazil Mega Sena

Brazil Mega Sena

Established in 1996, Mega Sena is by far the most rewarding lottery in Brazil and never fails to impress lottery fans all over the globe! This Brazilian gem is also famous for its one-of-a-kind drawing system. The 6 winning numbers are picked from two cages and are picked in pairs in order to form 2 digit decimal numbers from a guess range of 01-60. The first cage has balls with numbers ranging from 0-5 while the second one has numbers ranging from 0-9. Each winning number is created by picking a number from the first cage, and then a number from the second cage to create a two-digit winning number. This goes on until all six 2 digit winning numbers are drawn. 46% of the ticket sales revenue goes to the winners, with 35% of this going solely towards the jackpot prize. The rest of the 54% is spent on administration and other expenses related to the draw, and whatever is left over is contributed to educational and socio-economic programs around Brazil.

How to Play Mega Sena

Brazil Mega Sena is played by guessing 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-60. The starting jackpot for this Brazilian lottery is R$3 million (approx. USD$750,400), which quickly grows with every draw. Each draw also includes 2 additional prize divisions for players to win from, which can be won by guessing 5 or 4 of the winning numbers drawn. The small number of prize divisions, while may seem like a bummer, actually means that the payouts are much bigger than a traditional lottery that usually has at least 4 or 5 prize divisions. You can see if you’ve won a prize by checking out our Mega Sena results page after every draw!

Prize Match

Prize 1

6

Prize 2

5

Prize 3

4

Mega Sena draws are staged on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s at 20:00 local time.

Mega Da Virada

Mega Sena fans from all over the globe wait for this incredible boosted Mega Sena jackpot all year! This festive Mega Da Virada Superdraw is staged every December 31st to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Known for consistently topping all Mega Sena jackpot records, 2017’s Superdraw prize reached a mind-blowing R$306 million (US$76.9 million)! The Mega Da Virada jackpot is funded by setting aside 5% of the income generated from the year’s regular draws.


Top 10 Mega Sena Jackpot Wins

Mega Sena’s jackpots are so big, that the top 10 largest jackpots are the by far the biggest jackpots in all of Brazil. It should be noted that 9 out of 10 of the jackpots listed come from the boosted Mega Da Virada New Year’s Eve Superdraw, which top prizes have gotten bigger and bigger over the years due to the Superdraw’s local and foreign popularity!

Date Jackpot

31 December 2017

R$306.7 million

31 December 2018

R$302.5 million

11 May 2019

R$289 million

31 December 2014

R$263 million

31 December 2015

R$246 million

30 December 2012

R$244.8 million

31 December 2013

R$224.7 million

30 December 2010

R$194 million

31 December 2011

R$177.6 Million

31 December 2009

R$145 million

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Brazil Dupla Sena

Dupla Sena is Brazil’s second-biggest lottery. The game was organized by Caixa Econômica Federal shortly after the astronomical success of Mega Sena and started holding draws in 2001. Dupla Sena jackpots start between R$150,000-R$500,000 and, to the delight of winners, are usually won once they’ve climbed into the millions! The word “Dupla” comes from the unique feature the lottery has of selecting 2 sets of winning numbers at every draw. Every lottery entry is automatically entered into two consecutive draws, giving players double the chance to win the jackpot or one of the 3 additional prize divisions at every one of the lottery’s 3 weekly draws.

How to Play Dupla Sena

To participate in a Dupla Sena draw, players must choose 6 numbers from a guess range of 1-50. You have two chances to win the jackpot by matching all 6 of the winning numbers drawn in either one of the lottery’s 2 consecutive draws. Dupla Sena jackpots regularly roll over until it reaches jackpots worth millions. Dupla Sena’s largest jackpot was won in the 20 April 2019 Easter Superdraw when the jackpot was boosted to R$25 million (US$6.3 million)! The largest jackpot from a regular draw was worth R$16.4 million (US$4.13 million) and was won in an October 2019 draw. The lottery’s 3 secondary prize divisions can be won by matching 5, 4 or 3 of the winning numbers drawn. Think you might have won? Feel free to check out Dupla Sena results shortly after every draw!

Prize Match

Prize 1

6

Prize 2

5

Prize 3

4

Prize 4

3

Dupla Sena draws take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:00 local time.


Dupla de Páscoa

In honour of Easter, Dupla Sena stages a festive Superdraw with a boosted jackpot of R$25 million (US$6.3 million) on the Saturday before Easter Sunday. This Brazilian Superdraw is played exactly like a regular Dupla Sena draw, the only difference is that the jackpot winners will take home 46% of the allotted boosted prize funds instead of the usual 30%. Dupla Sena is not the only one celebrating Easter in a special way though! SuperEnalotto also has an Easter raffle alongside their regular draw, which awarded 100 players with €100,000 in 2019!

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Brazil Quina

Brazil Quina was established by Caixa Econômica Federal in 1994 and Brazil’s first lottery where the players could actually pick their own numbers instead of relying on a raffle system or sweepstake draws. This rewarding lottery stages draws six days a week and offers players a starting jackpot of R$600,000 (approx. US$105,945) that jumps into the millions by the time it’s won.

How to Play Quina

To participate in a Brazil Quina draw, players must choose 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-80. While the odds of winning are quite low (1:24,040,016) compared to other Brazilian lotteries, jackpots are usually won within one to two weeks as a result frequent draws. And while the starting jackpot may not look like much, on 9 August 2018, the Brazil Quina grew to a record R$17.58 million (US$4.6 million). Quina players can also win from one of the lottery’s 3 additional prize divisions by guessing 4, 3 or 2 of the numbers selected in the draw.

Prize Match

Prize 1

5

Prize 2

4

Prize 3

3

Prize 4

2

Quina draws take place every Monday through Saturday at 20:00 local time.

Quina de Sao Joao Superdraw

This Brazilian Superdraw is named after the Festa de São João (Festival of St John in Portuguese), which takes place every summer on the 24th of June to celebrate the birth of John the Baptist. In honour of the festival, Quina offers revellers a boosted jackpot of R$140 million! Unlike regular Quina draws, the jackpot prize rolls down to the next highest prize division if nobody wins it. Participating in this festive draw is exactly the same as playing in a normal Quina draw, meaning players need to select 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-80 in order to win.

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Brazil Dia De Sorte

If you love using lucky numbers, Dia De Sorte just may be your new favourite Latin lottery! Launched in May of 2018, this Brazil lottery already a sizeable fanbase due to its unique and fun way of letting players pick their numbers. Dia De Sorte (which literally means “Lucky Day), all the number selections are represented by the number of days in a month, days of the week and number of months in a year. Players are encouraged to pick lottery numbers pick their numbers according to special dates, such as their birthday, anniversaries. The winning bonus number is even announced as “the lucky month”, so when you pick 1, it's announced as January.

How to Play

Players need to select 7 numbers (representing 7 days of the week) from a guess range of 1-31 (number of days in a month) and an additional bonus number from a range of 1-12 (number of months in a year). To win the jackpot, a player would need to guess all 7 main numbers, plus the “Lucky Month” bonus number.  Dia De Sorte also has 8 additional prize divisions, with the last prize needing just the Bonus Ball to be won! Jackpots start between R$400,000-R$500,000 and can grow to over R$2 million before being won. The record Dia De Sorte jackpot was won on 19 January 2019 and was worth an impressive R$3.2 million (US$864,122) with the previous record being R$2.8 million in August of 2018. See if you've won the jackpot prize by checking our Dia De Sorte results page after every draw!

Prize Match

Prize 1

7+PB

Prize 2

7

Prize 3

6+PB

Prize 4

6

Prize 5

5+PB

Prize 6

5

Prize 7

4+PB

Prize 8

4

Prize 9

0+PB

Dia De Sorte draws are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:00 local time.

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Brazil Lotofácil

If you want an easy win, Lotofácil is the Brazilian lottery for you! This rewarding lottery is unlike any other in that is has one of the lowest guess ranges of just 25! If that’s not enough to convince you to play this Brazilian gem, you also get to select a total of 15 numbers, effectively boosting your odds of winning a prize.

Lotofácil draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 20:00 local time.

How to Play

Lotofácil is easy to play and even easier to win! Players must select 15 numbers between 1-25. If you match all 15 numbers, you win the Lotofácil jackpot prize, which starts at an estimated R$2 million. The largest jackpot ever won from this lottery was worth an enormous R$91.7 million (US$22.6 million)! This jackpot was won in Lotofácil’s annual Superdraw. In a regular draw, the lottery’s biggest jackpot ever grew to R$7.5 million (US$4.5 million) and was won on 25 April 2018. Players can also win impressive secondary prizes by match 14, 13, 12 or 11 of the numbers selected at the draw. You can see if you’re a winner by checking out our updated Lotofácil results page !

Prize Match

Prize 1

15

Prize 2

14

Prize 3

33

Prize 4

12

Prize 5

11

Lotofácil da Independência

Lotofácil stages a special Superdraw every September in honor of Brazil's Independence Day, where it gives the usual jackpot a major boost to the tune of R$80 million-R$90 million! This annual Superdraw pays out a whopping 80% of the prize funds to the grand prize winner(s) and the remaining 20% of the funds go to second division winners. The most recent Lotofácil da Independência draw on 8 September 2018 resulted in a jaw-dropping R$91.7 million! The second largest Independência jackpot of R$89.6 million was won in 2015!


Brazil’s Lottery History

brazil lottery history

While Caixa Econômica Federal has been managing Brazil’s now 10 lotteries since 1961, Brazilians have been enjoying lotteries since the 18th century when Brazil’s first official lottery was staged in the city of Vila Rica, 1784, in a bid to build the city’s Townhall (present-day Ouro Preto).

 One very unique lottery game in Brazil that is currently illegal, though still very popular is the famous Jogo do Bicho, or The Animal Game. This game was created in 1892 by Baron João Batista Viana Drummond, who was the owner of the Rio De Janeiro Zoo. When business was slow, the clever entrepreneur came up with a lottery-like game to attract visitors. Tickets with each of the zoo’s 25 animals were sold and the winning animal was announced at the end of the day. Whoever had a ticket with the winning animal would receive 20 times the ticket price. Very soon thereafter, the game escaped from the zoo to the streets of Brazil, where it transformed into a modern lottery game. Each of the 25 animals were assigned a 4-number sequence The most common way to play is to bet on an animal. If the last two winning numbers from the national daily draw forms one of the four numbers assigned to your animal (for example, the ostrich is represented by the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4), you win.

 But if you want to play it safe with one of Brazil’s official government-owned lotteries, you won’t be disappointed with their huge payouts and frequent draws! Playing an official Brazil lottery at theLotter also means that your money is going to a good place. The government contributes 48% of the funds towards social and economic programs such as education, healthcare, culture and sports!

Do You Love Playing Brazilian Lotteries?

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