Mega Sena

Mega Sena is an incredibly popular lottery game in Brazil which offers some of the biggest jackpots around. Before the advent of the internet, the only way in which you could participate in the Mega Sena game was by purchasing a ticket in Brazil itself, but thanks to the ability to buy lottery tickets online, participation is now open to almost anyone of legal age who cares to try their luck. Mega Sena lottery draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday, so players have two chances of winning a life-changing Mega Sena jackpot each week.

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Mega Sena Numbers

The Mega Sena lottery game requires players to select six numbers from the range 01 to 60. The game is quite unusual in that the winning Mega Sena lottery numbers are drawn as separate digits, with one machine providing the first digit of each number and a second machine providing the second digit. This results in all six winning numbers having unique first or last digits, and provides an interesting deviation from the approach taken by most lottery games. The odds of matching all six numbers are 1 in 50,063,860.

If no player matches all six Mega Sena lottery numbers then the jackpot rolls over to the next draw. With odds of success stated as 1 in 50,063,860, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that rollovers are fairly frequent, and this leads to some huge jackpots being created. Of course, if more than one player matches all six Mega Sena lottery numbers then the jackpot amount is shared equally between them.

Mega Sena Odds

There are three prize tiers in the Mega Sena lottery game, so you won’t necessarily need to match all six numbers to have a profitable experience. In addition to the jackpot, which everyone hopes to win, prizes are also awarded for matching five or four main numbers only, and the odds of doing this are shown in the following table:

Mega Sena Numbers Odds of Winning
6 1 in 50,063,860
5 1 in 154,518
4 1 in 2,332

Mega Sena Prizes

As in most other lottery games, players can increase their chance of winning Mega Sena lottery prizes by purchasing multiple Mega Sena lottery tickets. Mega Sena make this easy for players by allowing them to select more than six numbers and cover every possible permutation of those numbers without having to write out each one individually. Of course, this approach can become quite expensive quite quickly (for example, selecting nine numbers and covering every possibility would require 84 entries) so it tends to be more popular with lottery syndicates than with individual players. A much cheaper way of increasing your chances would be to purchase a number of tickets without worrying about total coverage. For example, buying ten tickets using random selections would only cost ten entries but would improve your chances of winning tenfold.

Anyone who wins a Mega Sena lottery prize has 90 days to make their claim. Fortunately, when you buy Mega Sena lottery tickets online you will quickly be informed of your success by email, so all you have to do is keep an eye open for a winning notification and follow the claim instructions provided.

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