Mega-Sena Help & FAQ What is Mega-Sena? Since its launch on the 11th of March, 1996, Mega-Sena has become the most popular lottery in Brazil. The main reason for its success is its large jackpots with a recent 2014 jackpot reaching R263 million (approx. $100 million) – the largest jackpot ever in South and Central America. While this may seem low compared to other jackpots like EuroMillions, the odds of winning the Mega-Sena jackpot are much better. You are more than twice as likely to win the Mega-Sena jackpot than you are of winning the EuroMillions jackpot. Draw Day Draw Time Jackpot Minimum Record Jackpot Jackpot Odds Prize Divisions Country Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8pm Brasilia time R$ 3.000.000 (approx. $1.15m) R$ 135,315,118.96 (approx. $52m) 1 : 50,063,860 3 Brazil How Much Does it Cost to Play Mega-Sena? Mega-Sena only costs $2.50 per game, less than the price of a EuroMillions game. How do you Play Mega-Sena? Pick six numbers ranging from 01 to 60. You can also opt to bet with more numbers, up to 15 in total, if you wish. This costs more but also increases your chance of winning (System Bets). Match four numbers to win the lowest prize division, the “Quadra” Match five to win the second prize, the “Quina”. Match all six numbers to hit the jackpot, or “Sena”. How do I Fill in my Mega-Sena Ticket at Lottoland? You must choose a minimum of 6 numbers from the 60 available inside the playslip area. To pick your numbers manually just click on the corresponding boxes inside the ticket area. At the top of the playslip area you will see a counter telling you how many numbers you have left to pick. If you select more than six numbers you will automatically activate what’s known as a ‘Combo’, or system bet. This will allow for all possible combinations using the numbers you pick. What are the Odds of Winning Mega-Sena? Mega-Sena has three levels of prizes to be won with the odds of winning as follows: Prize Tier Name Prize Pool Percentage Odds Of Winning 1 “Sena” 35% 1 in 50,063,860 2 "Quina" 19% 1 in 154,518 3 “Quadra” 19% 1 in 2,332 * The rest of the prize pool goes to funding Mega da Virada and other special draws. How Much can I win Playing Mega-Sena? The minimum jackpot is R$ 3.000.000 (approx. $1.15 million), which, if not won, rolls over to the next draw. Unlike European lotteries there is no jackpot cap, so it can in theory keep rolling over infinitely until it is won. The highest jackpot to date is just over $92 million which was won in the 2014 New Years “Mega da Virada” draw. What is the Biggest Mega-Sena Jackpot of all Time? The largest Mega-Sena grand prize on record was R$ 135,315,118.96, approx. $52 million. The largest Mega da Virada pay out was R$ 263,295,552.66, approx. $100 million. When are the Mega-Sena Draws? Mega-Sena draws take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at approximately 8pm Brasilia time or about 11am NZ time (following day). Draws are open to the public and take place either in a TV studio or in the Caminhão da Sorte (‘Luck Truck’). For each draw the Luck Truck travels to one of the 27 state capitals in Brazil and parks in a public space. People are then given opportunity to participate actively in the draws itself by launching the draw drum and auditing the results for maximum fairness and transparency. Each draw is also broadcasted on national television. Why Should I bet on Mega-Sena Online with Lottoland? Lottoland is the only place where you can find all of the fun of Brazil’s biggest lottery online without the thing which Mega-Sena is also famous for – long lines of people waiting to buy their tickets. Play Mega-Sena from the comfort of home or one the go from your smart phone, enjoy exclusive promotions and never lose a ticket or miss a big draw again! Is the Payout Guaranteed? How do I Know?At Lottoland we can guarantee you will be paid out on your winnings - regardless of the jackpot amount. At Lottoland you bet on the outcome of the official draw. For all intents and purposes you will have the exact same customer experience as if you were playing the official lottery. The key difference is that we take your bet and we pay you if you win. We are able to achieve this in two ways. For smaller prize tier payments we make the payment directly from the fund we have from the total ticket sales. In order for us to make the larger prize tier payments we take out insurance policies to cover the eventuality of a Jackpot win or a substantial payout on the Lotto ticket. Part of the Lotto ticket price you pay goes towards the payment of this policy. We are registered with and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, the Gibraltar Gambling Commission, and the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. In order for us to retain these licences we have to prove that we are able to make the required payouts to our players should they win and that we have the correct procedures in place to guarantee this.