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How to play the Mega Sena

Playing the Mega Sena and picking possible winning numbers are easy and straight-forward. Simply buy a ticket from a Local Retailer to stand a chance to win big cash prizes.

Can you play online? Yes!

  • Check winning numbers
  • Estimated jackpot amounts
  • See draw results
  • Payout amounts

And more!

Easily check today’s Mega Sena winning numbers, handy and useful tips.

What is the Mega Sena?

Mega Sena was launched in Brazil in March 1996. Mega Sena offers players two chances per week to win and has seen jackpots reach nine figures on numerous occasions. The largest Mega Sena jackpot on record was worth R$263.2 split four ways.

Mega Sena Lotto Draw Schedule

Mega Sena draws are held on both Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 8pm Brasilia time (UTC -3).

How to play the Mega Sena?

Players must choose six numbers between 1 and 60 in one of three ways:

  • Self-Selection
  • Selecting a Surpresinha ticket, which randomly generates a line of numbers on a player behalf.
  • Combination bet, which is a 7 to 15 number selection at extra cost

The minimum value of the Mega Sena jackpot is R$2 million, and there is no jackpot cap due to rollovers.

Should You Quick Pick Your Lottery Numbers?

Quick Picking Lottery Numbers Pros & Cons:

  • Obvious advantage: it’s quick.
  • fast and convenient
  • lottery numbers are random and so are Quick Picks.
  • computers have no bias

Self-Pick Pros and Cons

  • Have control over the numbers
  • Avoid the most commonly-played numbers.
  • Quick Picks won’t weight lottery numbers to give a higher chance of winning the whole pot.

Mega Sena Prizes

The minimum jackpot available on Mega Sena is R$2 million, but can increase through rollovers. There is no limit or cap on the jackpot.

Mega Sena prizes are valid for up to 90 days after the relevant draw.

How to claim your lotto cash prize

Winners have 90 days to claim their prizes with winnings below R$800 available to claim at a lottery house. Prizes above R$800 must be claimed at the Caixa Econômica Federal bank. If the 90-day period expires, prize money is transferred to the national treasury and invested in educational programs.

Smart Things to Do Before Claiming a Powerball Jackpot

Protect Your Winning Lottery Ticket

First things first – sign the back.

Why? Because no one keeps track of who owns Powerball tickets. All you have to do to claim a Powerball prize is to show identification that matches the signature on the back.

Check How Much Time You Have to Claim Your Powerball Prize

Simply look at your ticket – There should be a date there.

Find Out Whether You Can Remain Anonymous

Most jurisdictions want to announce their jackpot winners to show that the prizes are being awarded legitimately. Before you tell anyone about your lottery win, find out what your options for anonymity are.

Make Yourself Harder to Contact

Avoid interviews, appearances on reality TV shows to handouts that can turn a dream into a nightmare.

History of the Mega Sena

The Mega-Sena is the largest lottery in Brazil, organized by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank since March 1996

Comparison table for Mega Sena

Here are the odds of winning on Mega Sena, as well as the amount of the prize fund which is allocated to each tier:


Percentage of Prize Fund

Odds of Winning

6 of 6 Numbers (Jackpot)


1 in 50,063,860

5 of 6 Numbers (Quina)


1 in 154,518

4 of 6 Numbers



1 in 2,332

*Estimated prize totals depending on ticket sales.

Tips for playing the Mega Sena

Just a few thoughts before we get started –

  • Previous results have no bearing on future ones.
  • The key to successful lotto number selection methods are playing the probabilities.
  • If you play a pattern that occurs only five percent of the time, you can expect that pattern to lose 95 percent of the time, giving you no chance to win 95 percent of the time. So, don’t buck the probabilities.
  • Lottery numbers are randomly drawn. But randomly drawn numbers form patterns that can be tracked and used to your advantage. 

#Strategie1: Identifying Hot numbers, Cold numbers, Overdue Numbers

To use the hot, cold, overdue strategy, analyze the results of your chosen lottery – see which numbers have been drawn recently and which haven’t, at least 50 drawings is needed to get a decent sample size.

  • Hot numbers: Picked most frequently
  • Cold numbers: drawn less frequently overall.
  • Overdue numbers: are ones that have not shown up in recent weeks.

Some players claim that creating a set of winning numbers by mixing hot, cold, and overdue numbers gives players an edge.

Play the Right Games

There is a selection of lottery games—and they each have different odds of winning.

  • Read the odds to ensure you’re maximizing your chances of winning.
  • Pick up some scratch cards. Yes, they offer smaller prizes but higher chances of winning overall.

#Strategie2: Pick Traditional Lucky Numbers

According to a poll run by mathematician Alex Bellos, seven is not surprisingly the most popular lucky number in the world.

Seven days of the week, seven wonders of the world, seven continents, seven seas, and the list goes on.

Other traditional lucky numbers include three (as in “good things come in threes”) and four.

#Strategie3: Pick Traditional Lucky Numbers

Pick numbers that have a personal meaning to you. For example, birthdays, a wedding anniversary, or the birthdays of kids and/or grandkids.

Apart from dates consider the number of kids you have or the house number of your childhood home – whatever feels lucky to you.

#Strategie4: Use Numerology to Pick Lucky Numbers

There are a lot of different ways to use numerology to find lucky numbers. One is to create a table with the numbers 1 – 9 at the top and one letter in each column below. A = 1, B = 2, and so on. After the ninth letter, I, you’d wrap around again so that J = 1, K = 2, and so on.

You can then plug in the letters of your name to get one digit for each letter. Add those digits together to end up with a lucky number.

#Strategie5: Lucky Number Generators

The simplest way to find lucky numbers to play is simply to use a generator. Lucky number generators use numerology, or perhaps simply randomness, to find numbers for you.

Just a note About #LotteryStrategies

Finding and playing lucky numbers is based on fun more than facts. Mathematically, every number has an equal chance of being chosen as a winner.

Why the Mega Sena is so popular?

Not only does the Mega Sena offer players “top prize” payouts, but it has multiple ways and chances to win. As previous results and jackpot payouts will show, the Mega Sena offers players of any income a chance to win and dream BIG! The Mega Sena the most pay-outs throughout the prize categories, which makes it a solid choice nationwide and abroad.

Mega Sena number generator

Odds of winning The Mega Sena

The overall odds of winning any Mega Sena prize on a standard ticket are 1 in 2,298.

Is the Mega Sena a Scam?

Absolutely not! The Mega Sena was launched in in 1996, an is still going strong over 24 years later.

Unfortunately, fake wins with other institutions have become a regular occurrence – Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be alert and protect yourself from being scammed by following our tips.

Most important and Step 1 – If you think you have provided your bank account or credit card details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately.

A lottery scam is an attempt to fraudulently extract money from someone by pretending to be a legitimate lottery company or winning player. It has sadly become a too common method of deception as such scams prey on people’s desire to win money and the popularity of big lottery games.

Did you receive a notification that you have won a prize in a lottery? Perhaps the Microsoft Lottery? If so, don’t get too enthusiastic as this is almost certainly a scam. Players need to find the winning numbers in a newspaper, the internet, or on TV and compare them to their ticket. 

Win notices from foreign lotteries are even more suspicious. Not only do foreign lotteries have the same restriction as domestic lotteries, but it is also illegal to sell tickets for foreign lotteries across international borders.

Therefore, unless a player actually was in a foreign country and bought a lottery ticket, foreign lottery notifications are frauds.

  • Only buy tickets from authorized lottery retailers.
  • Offers to sell international lottery tickets by mail or online are usually illegal.
  • If you didn’t buy a lottery ticket or participate in a second-chance lottery game, you didn’t win no matter how convincing a text message may sound.
  • The lottery doesn’t notify players when you win; players alone are responsible for checking your winning tickets.
  • Players are NEVER required to pay money up-front to receive a winning lottery prize.

lottery scam is a type of advance-fee fraud which begins with an unexpected email notification, phone call, or mailing (sometimes including a large check) explaining that “You have won!” a large sum of money in a lottery.

What to do:

If you receive a letter or email claiming that you won a prize for the Mega Sena but did not enter, it is strongly recommended that you:

  • Delete or destroy the letter or email immediately.
  • Do not open any link contained in a suspicious email.
  • Do not respond to, or contact, the sender.
  • Do not disclose any personal or financial information.
  • Do not send any money.
  • If you have already responded, break off contact with the fraudster immediately.
  • If you have provided personal or financial details, alert your bank immediately.
  • If you receive a suspicious email, or believe you have been the victim of internet fraud, report it to the police.


  • If players feel that their computer or device has been hacked or infected with malware or ransomware, run a virus check immediately!
  • If players suspect one of your online accounts (e.g. your bank account, email, online shopping account or social networking site) has been compromised, change passwords immediately. Most reputable websites provide step-by-step instructions for how players can recover a hacked account.

Clues to look for:

  • The email is sent from a free webmail address (e.g.,, @gmail etc.)
  • The letter or email starts with something vague like ‘Dear Winner’.
  • Scam letters are often on poor quality, photocopied letterhead (although some will include a genuine business address in an attempt to provide legitimacy).
  • Strict time limit to claim the ‘prize’. This is intended to put the potential victim under pressure and deter them from seeking advice or investigating the matter further.
  • Confidentiality is often demanded as a ‘condition of winning’. Again, this is to deter the recipient from seeking the advice of friends or family who may be more familiar with this type of scam.
  • Poor spelling, grammar and syntax are usually a good indication that the letter or email is a scam.

Scammers will often try to take advantage when you’re feeling vulnerable and try to extract more money from you through a follow up scam. A common follow up scams includes: Offers from a law enforcement agency to investigate your scam and retrieve your money for a fee. Law enforcement agencies do not charge for their services

Lottery Scams don’t only come by mail, email or phone call either –

  • SMS – text message

Text messages often contain vague messages of congratulations coupled with an impressive dollar amount of winnings and a link or email address to contact and collect. The Text messages will be brief but dangerous because those active links and email addresses can result in engagement and entrapment in the blink of an eye!

Links sent can open malware and spyware to be loaded onto devices. Smaller screens on phones and devices make fraudulent websites more difficult to spot.

  • In person

Unbelievable – yet true! Perhaps the most brazen of attempts at a lottery scam is the in-person attempt, preying on the goodwill of people.

The most vulnerable of the population such as the elderly are often targeted. A scammer will pose as an illegal immigrant claiming to have a winning lottery ticket, but that only citizens of the country can claim it. If the victim will hand over cash as collateral, they are sent to claim the winnings on the scammer’s behalf in exchange for a portion of the winnings.

Sometimes scammers work in teams to provide a willing helper to convince the victim it’s a good idea. Of course, the ticket is not a winner, and the scammers quickly leave with the money obtained.

Cyber safety tips for sr. Citizens

  • Make sure your computer has security software on it and also check that the auto-update feature.
  • Passwords need to be unique and strong -Never reveal your password to anyone. Passwords are an excellent guarantee of safety and security online.
  • Understand how privacy settings work on social networks.
  • Don’t automatically install free software – these types of software are generally riddled with spyware.
  • Attachments can contain a virus
  • Never trust a link sent to you by someone you don’t know.
  • Never trust an e-mail that asks for your personal or account information.
  • Never respond – or even open an e-mail with a deal that is too good to be true.
  • Never believe that someone you don’t know is going to give you money.
  • Do not believe a person from another country who just needs you to “help transfer funds” and need your bank account number to do so.
  • If you never entered a lottery, you can’t win the lottery.
  • Don’t believe a really rich, famous person just wants to help you out and mysteriously needs your address, phone number, bank account information to do so.

Joining a lottery “club” will not improve your chances of winning foreign lotteries although Con artists will claim that pooling your money with other people means you can buy more tickets and have more chances to win.

The biggest note to remember – It’s impossible to win a lottery without buying a ticket and never share your banking or personal details with anyone!

The chances of recovering money from foreign crooks may be even worse than that of actually winning a lottery. Most lottery scams are executed by con artists in other countries, sometimes using U.S. addresses to disguise their real locations. Differences in legal systems, difficulties of conducting investigations in other countries, and expenses involved in pursuing cross-border fraud make the chances of getting your money back very, very slim to none.


22 percent of the Mega Sena prize fund is kept aside for a special event that is held with every five draws. Another five percent is then set aside for the Mega da Virada draw is held every New Year’s Eve. The game is played exactly like Mega Sena, with ticket holders needing to match the six main numbers, five or four main numbers are also available. Tickets for Mega da Virada typically go on sale at the beginning of December. 54% of lottery income is spent on costs and then redistributed to several social programs. Mega Sena is one of South America’s largest lottery games with massive price payouts to prove why! Mega Sena can be played online, no matter where players are located, through a lottery ticket concierge service. Players simply choose their numbers and pay for their entries, after which a locally-based agent will buy the tickets on the players behalf and send a scanned copy of the entries to their online account. If players are playing Mega Sena through a lottery concierge service, it is advised that they speak with a tax professional in their country to discover if they will indeed owe any additional taxes on their winnings.

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