What is the Mega-Sena da Virada?

Die hard Mega-Sena lotto fans don’t really needed to be reminded about this year’s Mega-Sena da Virada which is fast approaching.  This spectacular annual draw not only entices Brazilian Mega-Sena fans, but lotto fans globally.  Now, it’s possible for players from anywhere in the world to also stand a chance of claiming this simply massive annual jackpot prize on PlayHugeLottos!

The Mega-Sena is Brazil’s largest national lottery game, administered by the Caixa Economica Federal bank. The draw structure is fairly straightforward; players are required to choose 6 numbers from a possible 60; and the draws take place twice a week – every Wednesday and Friday. The other great thing about the Mega-Sena game; is that in the event of a jackpot prize not being claimed during the draw it will roll over, thus increasing in value. The one key difference as far as the Mega-Sena game goes is that great emphasis is placed on the fact that this is a jackpot lotto game. What does this mean? Well, much like a race, there are only 3 overall prize tier categories in which you can place – and if you match at least 4 out of the 6 required jackpot winning numbers, then you’d have placed in the third prize tier.

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The Mega Da Virada:

Throughout the course of the year, Caixa (on behalf of the Mega-Sena game) quietly stashes away 5% of all game proceeds until the moment of the Mega Da Virada draw, which takes place on New Year’s Eve. This is how this once-a-year draw manages to boast such incredible amounts in guaranteed jackpot prizes! If the collected jackpot amount is not won during the draw, the jackpot gets passed down to the next winner (or winners) in the subsequent prize ladder, which means that the draw could prove to be rather lucrative for those in the game’s second prize tier, thanks to there being only being three divisions. Since the game’s inception in 2009 there have been no instances of a rollover, particularly because of the game’s extremely high sales – which simply proves just how popular this mega draw really is!

The Math Involved:

There are a total of 104 Mega-Sena game draws throughout the year; which makes the 5% allocation of proceeds per draw the equivalent to 100% of sales from 5 back-to-back draws. In other words, competing for the Mega Da Virada jackpot is virtually the same as playing for a Mega Sena jackpot that has rolled over for 5 consecutive weeks. Ticket sales for this year’s Mega Da Virada draw have already started, with the Caixa usually opening sales two months prior to the draw date in order to ensure record-breaking entries to the draw – will you be entering with PlayHugeLottos.com?

The Wins:

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Since the launch in 2009, every draw has had multiple winning jackpot tickets due to the influx of ticket sales. The highest combined win came about in 2011, when 5 winners shared the jackpot prize; with each player bagging roughly US $14 million. The lowest combined win was in 2009, when 2 lucky winners shared the giant jackpot. For this upcoming draw though, the jackpot prize has been rumoured to be close to that of the 2012 record jackpot high; where a healthy $108 million was on offer.

Be A Part Of The Mega Da Virada Action Today!

Purchase your Mega-Sena lottery tickets online with PlayHugeLottos today, and practice playing the game ahead of the New Year’s Eve Mega Da Virada draw! When you play Mega Sena online with us, you are automatically aligning yourself for a potential US $13,2 million win ahead of the upcoming draw. Imagine scoring one of these hefty prizes before Christmas, or actually bringing in the New Year as the winner with the Mega Da Virada Draw.

When playing online, each ‘da Virada’ ticket purchased will also automatically bag you 62 FREE lotto points; which are yours to play and win with as you please on PlayHugeLottos.com.

The Mega Da Virada Draw will take place on New Year’s Eve, December 31st; and while a definitive jackpot prize amount cannot be given as yet, the rumour mill has thrown out figures hovering around the $100 million mark. However, the jackpot prize value is expected to increase as the time draws nearer, with a more accurate estimated value probably being advertised later. Either way, with the Mega-Sena lottery and PlayHugeLottos.com, you’re assured of the biggest wins!

This article forms part of our Mega Sena Resource Centre.

This post was written by
Amanda Green - who has written 205 articles

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Posted by Sudha (11/12/2014)

I wish to buy this ticket and hope for the best.

Posted by IWw0Ut- (11/12/2014)

all world players look forward to this one. it will be an awesome prize for the winner going into the new year if just one person wins it!

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