The Complete Guide to Brazilian Lotteries

As Latin America's lottery capital, Brazil stages some of the region's biggest and most popular draws. Our Brazilian lottery guide will help you decide which exciting Latin lottery you should bet on next! Each Brazilian lottery draw is special in its own way, and at Lotto Simple, you can participate in two of Brazil's biggest draws, Mega Sena and Quina! Keep reading to discover game rules, prize-winning odds, jackpot records, and more!

Rank Lottery

1.

Brazil Mega Sena

2.

Brazil Quina

3.

Brazil Lotofácil

4.

Brazil Dupla Sena

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Brazil Dia De Sorte

Which Brazilian Lottery Is the Easiest to Win?

Although we all want a chance at winning big, lotteries that offer higher odds of winning are a great way to win prizes fast, and when it comes to Brazilian lotteries, you can’t beat Lotofácil! The draw’s incredibly small range and enormous number selection make winning this Latin lottery a breeze. If you want prizes that are a bit bigger, Dupla Sena’s double-draw feature offers you two chances to match a prize in each draw!

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

1:24,040,016

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!

At Lotto Simple, you will be betting on the results of the official draw. So if the numbers you chose match a prize, you will receive the same post-tax amount advertised by Caixa Econômica Federal. See How Lottery Betting Works.

How to Play Brazilian Lotteries

See what it takes to win from Brazil's biggest and most popular lottery draws - Mega Sena, Dupla Sena, Quina, Dia De Sorte, and Lotofácil! At Lotto Simple, you can bet on two popular Brazilian lottery draws, Mega Sena and Quina, for a chance at winning the same amazing prizes from anywhere in the world!

Brazil Mega Sena

Brazil Mega Sena

Established in 1996, Mega Sena is by far the biggest lottery in Brazil and never fails to impress lottery fans across the globe! In addition to its prizes, Mega Sena is also known for its one-of-a-kind drawing system, in which six winning numbers are selected from two cages in pairs to form 2 digit decimal numbers. Each winning number is created by picking a ball from the first cage, and then another one from a second cage. This goes on until all six pairs of winning numbers are drawn. 

How to Play Mega Sena

Play Brazil Mega Sena now 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. 

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 annually on 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$92.4 million at the time)! 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 they’re also in the top 10 lottery prizes awarded by ANY Brazilian lottery! 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 2020

R$325 million

31 December 2017

R$306.7 million

31 December 2019

R$304 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

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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. The word “Dupla” comes from the unique feature the lottery has of selecting two sets of winning numbers at every draw. Every bet automatically participates in two consecutive draws, giving players double the chance to win the jackpot or one of the three additional prize divisions.

How to Play Dupla Sena

Play Dupla Sena by selecting six numbers from a guess range of 1-50. Because this lottery holds two consecutive draws, you have two chances of winning the jackpot by matching either set of the winning numbers. 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!

Dupla Sena's record R$25 million (US$6.3 million) jackpot was won in the 20 April 2019 Easter Superdraw. The largest jackpot from a regular draw grew to reach R$16.4 million (US$4.13 million) before it was claimed in the October 2019 draw. Dupla Sena’s three secondary prize divisions can be won by matching 5, 4 or 3 numbers.

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!

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Brazil Quina

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

How to Play Quina

Play Brazil Quina now by guessing five numbers from 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 due to the frequent number of draws. While this jackpot may not seem like much, it grew to a record R$17.58 million (US$4.6 million) on 9 August 2018. When you bet on the Quina results, you also have a chance at winning from three additional prize divisions by guessing 4, 3 or 2 numbers.

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 Brazilian lottery already a has 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 according to special dates, such as their birth date, 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

Select seven numbers (representing 7 days of the week) from a guess range of 1-31 (number of days in a month) and a bonus number from a field of 12 (number of months in a year).

To win the jackpot prize, you need to match all seven numbers and the “Lucky Month” bonus number. Dia De Sorte has 8 additional prize divisions, with the last prize requiring just the Bonus Ball to win it! 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 a previous record of R$2.8 million set in August of 2018.

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 a great chance at winning, Lotofácil is the Brazilian lottery for you! This rewarding draw is unlike any other, in that it has one of the lowest guess ranges of just 25 numbers! If that’s not enough to convince you to bet on this Brazilian gem, you also get to enter a total of 15 numbers, effectively boosting your odds of winning a prize.

Lotofácil draws take place six days a week, Monday through Saturday at 20:00 local time.

How to Play

Players must select 15 numbers between 1 and 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 record-breaking prize 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 matching 14, 13, 12 or 11 of the draw's winning numbers.

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 honour 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 Lotto Simple 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!

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