Brazil - Mega Sena Lottery Information

Guess Range 6/60
Hosted in Brazil
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win Brazil - Mega Sena

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 6 1:50,063,856
2 Prize 5 1:154,518
3 Prize 4 1:2,332

Brazil - Mega Sena Information

Mega Sena is Brazil’s star lottery, offering impressive jackpots which compete with many of the world’s biggest lottery names. The lottery is best known for its distinct drawing format and the world-renowned New Year’s Eve super draw, the Mega da Virada, which attracts fans worldwide.

Mega Sena Rules

In contrast to other lotteries, Mega Sena’s guess set is drawn from two separate drums. At the lottery draw, 6 winning numbers from a range of 1-60 are pulled from two drums: the first containing numbers from 0 to 5, and the second containing numbers from 0 to 9. The 6 winning numbers are drawn in pairs, with one digit selected from each drum to form a 2 digit number between 01 and 60. If 00 is drawn, the selection is replaced by the number 60 for prize purposes.

The Mega Sena is drawn on Wednesday and Saturday at 20:00, local time in Brazil.

Mega Sena History

The Caixa Economica Federal Bank has operated Mega Sena since 1996, making sure to channel part of the lottery’s plentiful proceeds towards programs for social, educational and cultural advancement in Brazil. 

Mega Sena Statistics

With only three prize categories including the jackpot, Mega Sena winners benefit from a larger percentage of the prize pool with 35% of proceeds dedicated to the Mega Sena jackpot; 19% of the proceeds allotted to players who match 5 numbers; and an additional 19% reserved for players who match 4 numbers.

Mega Sena Anecdote

Lottery Winner Widow - Adriana Almeida, known as the Mega-Sena Widow, was found innocent of conspiring in the murder of her lottery winner husband in 2007. Almeida’s husband, ironically called Renne Senna, won R$52 million in Mega Sena in 2005 and was shot outside a bar two years after the windfall. Almeida and Senna began dating after Senna’s big win, and the widow was suspected of orchestrating the murder to inherit half of her husband’s wealth which is valued at R$100 million (US$54 million). Almeida was acquitted in December 2011, paving the way for her legal inheritance of the former Senna’s legacy

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Learn About Mega Sena Lottery Draws

Mega Sena awards Brazil’s largest lottery jackpots year round with a unique two-drum lottery structure and three substantial prizes each draw. Brazil Mega Sena Lottery Results have created some of South America's biggest jackpots, including an R$289.4 million (US$73.7 million) prize, collected by a single winner in May 2019; an R$119 million prize in 2010 (US$30.3 million); and an R$111.5 million (US$28.4 million) in 2014.