Mega Sena Jackpot & Prizes – Chances of Winning

Mega Sena is a Brazilian national lottery run by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank. This is also the largest lottery in South America, so it’s a well-known and popular game of chance outside of Brazil.

The Mega Sena lottery’s first draw took place in March 1996. Mega Sena draws are currently held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. local time in Rio de Janeiro. This lottery also has a super draw called Mega da Virada, which is held every year on December 31.

Mega Sena can be played in one of the thousands of local lottery stores in Brazil. Mega da Virada tickets are on sale in November and December.

Thanks to LottoPark players from all over the world can play Mega Sena online and buy Mega Sena tickets for regular draws wherever and whenever they want. Tickets for Mega da Virada can be bought online in the last two days of December.

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Mega Sena prizes & jackpot for regular draws

For a regular draw, the Mega Sena jackpot starts at R$ 3,000,000 (approximately € 480,000). If no one wins the largest Mega Sena prize, the jackpot rolls over with no upper limit. It means that the Brazilian lottery jackpot can grow until the day when at least one lucky player will check the newest Mega Sena results and winning numbers and find out that he won. The chances of winning the Mega Sena jackpot are 1 in 50,063,860.

In addition to the jackpot, the Brazilian lotto offers the next two tiers of Mega Sena prizes. To win the second tier prize, a player must match 5 numbers, while to win the third tier prize, a player must match 4 numbers.

The odds of winning any of the Mega Sena prizes are 1 in 2,297.56.

In the table below you can check detailed information about Mega Sena prizes, jackpot, and chances of winning.

Rules of claiming Mega Sena prizes

Attention! A lucky winner in Brazil has 90 days to claim his Mega Sena prizes.

We transfer winnings of up to $ 2,500 to a player’s account on our website immediately at LottoPark. All Mega Sena prizes greater than the above-mentioned amount necessitate a custom setup procedure.

In Brazil, all Mega Sena prizes are subject to a 13.8% income tax. If you play outside of the United States, we recommend that you check the tax laws of your home country.

The largest Mega Sena jackpots in the history

In May 2019, the absolute largest Mega Sena jackpot in a regular draw reached R$ 289,000,000. A single player purchased the ticket.

The second-largest Mega Sena jackpot, worth R$ 211,652,717, was won in February 2020.

The third-largest Mega Sena jackpot reached R$ 205,300,000 in November 2015 and was won by another single player.

Mega da Virada jackpot & prizes

Throughout the year, 5% of the proceeds from each Mega Sena regular draw are donated to the Mega da Virada special draw pool. As a result, the special draw has an impressive jackpot – approximately R$ 300,000,000.

To win the Mega da Virada jackpot, a player’s first six numbers must match the winning numbers drawn during the special draw. If no one wins the jackpot, the entire amount is divided among all of the lucky winners of the second tier of Mega da Virada prizes. Mega da Virada, like Mega Sena, has three tiers of prizes.

Mega da Virada prizes are as follows:

  • 62% of the prize goes to lucky winners that matched 6 numbers
  • 19% of the prize goes to lucky winners that matched 5 numbers
  • 19% of the prize goes to lucky winners that matched 4 numbers

The largest Mega da Virada jackpots in the history

9 out of 10 largest Mega Sena jackpots are the jackpots of Mega da Virada.

The largest Mega da Virada jackpot in Brazilian lottery history was split between two extremely lucky winners. On December 31, 2020, the jackpot reached R$ 325,200,000.

On December 31, 2017, 17 players won the second-largest Mega da Virada jackpot. They split a massive R$ 306,700,000 jackpot.

On December 31, 2019, the Mega da Virada jackpot no. 3 reached R$ 304,200,000. Four players matched all of the winning numbers in this special draw.

If you are interested in playing different lotteries – you can also check our full list of the best online lotteries available at LottoPark.

Tier Match
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Prize #1I Match
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Prize : 35.00% shared
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Chance to win : 1 in 50,063,860
Prize #2II Match
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Prize : 19.00% shared Chance to win : 1 in 154,518.09
Prize #3III Match
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Prize : 19.00% shared Chance to win : 1 in 2,332.35
Overall chances of winning any prize : 1 in 2,297.56

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