It would be expected that the largest lottery South Americans participate in is located in its largest country – Brazil. The Mega-Sena lottery is held bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays so you’ll not have to wait long for a challenge to win the jackpot or array of generous secondary prizes on offer. The starting jackpot is a very nice R$2 million (around USD$900,000) and best of all, when no one wins the jackpot it grows by around R$2 million until the jackpot becomes someone’s latest cash injection.
Mega-Sena jackpots have reached as high as R$145 million in past draws, split between two winning entries in 2009. Record lottery jackpot wins have amounted to R$64.9 million by a single entry from Salvador, and R$53.1 million. To win the Mega-Sena jackpot players guess from a number selection between 1 and 60, selecting 6 numbers. Unlike most international lotteries that offer bonus balls, the Mega-Sena moved away from the bi-barrel selection system from draw #1140 to the straight-up single spinning globe used today, simplifying the game and increasing odds of winning the jackpot – which is what we’ve all got our eyes on!
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As it happens, there’s been a fresh jackpot win from this weekend’s draw on Saturday night – imagine how these winners must have spent their weekend. They have reason to celebrate, having matched all 6 winning numbers to claim a net worth of R$51,083,884 – split two ways that’s a whopping $11,260,931.43 each!
Joining our fortunate lottery winners of the first prize is a staggering 353 entries that matched 5 of the 6 winning lotto numbers to each receive $6,878.55. The Mega-Sena lottery winners claim cash prizes in three tiers, which is why there are so many lottery winners of the second tier prize. Get online to play Mega-Sena through PlayHugeLottos.com today and you can tailor your game play to catch the jackpots at their highest, thereby never missing out on entering to compete for those big wins!
You can feel good about playing this South American powerhouse lottery – not only for the large cash prizes, but for the donations that are made towards social, educational and cultural advancement in South America. Many lotteries make donations or have charitable wings to which ticket proceeds are allocated for social development, and some lotteries are created for the sole purpose of funding improvement projects. International examples of such lotteries include the American lottery SuperLotto Plus and the United Kingdom’s UK Lotto.
The Mega-Sena lottery is another impressive example of a charitable lottery that makes a difference, passing along a portion of ticket proceeds to the Brazilian National Treasury, the mastermind behind the Mega-Sena’s inception. The bank created Mega-Sena in 1961 but has a long history of promoting a national savings for Brazil to assist the poor population of the country. The Brazilian National Treasury is responsible for selecting charities in South America to fund with the proceeds made from Mega-Sean ticket sales.
The Mega-Sena jackpot win is a welcomed addition the recent epic jackpots we’ve been seeing in all the favourite international lottery results of the past couple of weeks – the whopper EuroJackpot prize from Friday night worth €57,275,841.60, the Mega Millions jackpot, attached to it a price tag of $30 million and the UK Lotto that awarded a single entry with £2,904,130.00!
Play lotto online for your chance at the latest huge jackpots on offer – US Powerball has on offer a staggering jackpot of $80 million, SuperLotto Plus is offering $46 million and the Oz Powerball has a USD$37 million jackpot up for grabs.
This article forms part of our Mega Sena Resource Centre.