Mega Sena is the biggest lottery in Brazil that attracts millions of players each year thanks to its large jackpots and simple game format. Draws take place twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday evenings and offer three different ways of winning. You don’t have to be in Brazil to play Mega Sena, as you can now enter the draw online. Find out how to play online below and what prizes you could be in with a chance of winning.
Playing Mega Sena online could not be simpler. Just follow the steps below to get started:
On occasion, typically around public holidays or other national events in Brazil, draws will be moved to Tuesday and Thursday nights, so look out for this when entering a draw. The draw date you are entering will be clearly labelled on your entries before you buy them.
The Mega Sena jackpot for matching all six numbers always starts at R$2 million and climbs every draw that it is not won. Its not uncommon for the jackpot to go a few months without being won and rise over R$100 million. There are also prizes for matching four and five numbers, which you can see in the table below along with the odds of winning:
|6||Jackpot||1 in 50,063,860|
|5||R$40,000||1 in 154,518|
|4||R$800||1 in 2,332|
The prizes for matching four or five numbers in Mega Sena changes from draw to draw as the prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning they are dependent on the number of entries into the draw and the number of winners in each tier. The more entries there are then the bigger the prizes, but having more winners means the payout per winner decreases.
The jackpot starts at R$2 million but for special draws it can be raised as high as R$300 million without having to wait for a certain amount of draws to raise it that high. This only occurs on special dates, such as New Years eve, and will be advertised well in advance.
You can find the answers to some common questions about Mega Sena below:
What happens if I win the jackpot online?
If you win the Mega Sena jackpot online then a member of customer service will be in touch to do some security checks and to arrange for the money to be sent directly to your bank account. You can win the jackpot online from anywhere you play on lotteryworld.com, and we will 100% make sure that the money is sent to you as soon and as directly as we can.
How much do entries cost?
Each entry into Mega Sena costs $1.80. Playing for more than one draw in a row via a subscription lowers the cost per entry.
How do I win a Mega Sena prize?
You win a prize by matching the numbers on your entry to those that are drawn. You need to match four to win a prize, whilst matching five gives you a bigger payout and all six would win you the jackpot.
When do Mega Sena draws happen?
Draws happen on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 20:00 BRT. Sometimes the draw schedule changes based on national events in Brazil and will be moved to Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 20:00 BRT.