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. $92 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 jackpot playing Mega-Sena than you are of winning the EuroMillions jackpot.

Draw Day Draw Time Jackpot Minimum Record Jackpot Jackpot Odds Prize Divisions Country
Wednesday & Saturday 8pm Brasilia time R$ 3.000.000 (approx. $1m) R$ 135,315,118.96 (approx. $47m) 1 : 50,063,860 3 Brazil

How Much Does it Cost to Play Mega-Sena?

Mega-Sena only costs $2.50 to play, a Dollar less than the price of a EuroMillions ticket.

How Do You Play Mega-Sena?

  • Pick six numbers ranging from 01 to 60.
  • You can also opt to play 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”.

When Are the Mega-Sena Draws?

Mega-Sena draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at approx. 8pm Brasilia time.

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.

For current and past Mega-Sena Winning Numbers and Prizes go to our Mega-Sena Results page.

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 ticket area. To pick your numbers manually just click on the corresponding boxes inside the ticket area. At the top of the ticket 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 System bet. This will allow for all possible combinations using the numbers you pick.

How Much Can I Win Playing Mega-Sena?

The minimum jackpot is R$ 3.000.000 (approx. $1 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 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


Prize Pool Percentage

Odds Of Winning




1 in 50,063,860




1 in 154,518




1 in 2,332

* The rest of the prize pool goes to funding Mega da Virada and other special draws.

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. $47 million. The largest Mega da Virada pay out was R$ 263,295,552.66, approx. $92 million.

What Is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of buying repeat lines and the fear of missing out on that big jackpot win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time and cancel the subscription in your player account. Please find more information here: How to cancel a subscription

What Does "Participation: When Jackpot Is" mean?

This option allows you to only participate when the jackpot is a set amount or higher. So if you choose $7 million, you will only enter the next draw when the jackpot is at a minimum of $7 million.

How Do I Get My Lotto Winnings?

As a Lottoland player you will be automatically informed of results and any winnings will be credited to the balance of your Lottoland user account automatically. You then have the option of using these winnings to play more games, or you can withdraw the money to your bank account.

Please note that all new Lottoland players must first verify their identity before any withdrawals can be made due to Australian Federal Government Anti-Money Laundering legislation. Refer to our help section to find more information about how to verify your identity.

Why Should I Buy Mega-Sena Tickets Online from 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
  • Never lose a ticket or miss a big draw again!
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