Brazilians can bet until Thursday at Mega da Virada. President Jair Bolsonaro is among the bettors

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Brazilians can bet until Thursday at Mega da Virada
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December 31 marks the farewell of 2020, but also the emergence of a new millionaire in Brazil. After all, the Mega da Virada raffle will traditionally take place on the last day of the year with live broadcasting across the country on open TV and the internet.

In a year full of measures of social distance, bettors can choose to place their bids in the lottery agencies or without leaving home on the Caixa Econômica Federal website or on the Loterias Caixa app.

Bet on Mega da Virada on the website

The bet is very similar to a virtual purchase. The first step is to enter the official website and select the Lotteries from the Box option, clicking on “Click and Bet”.

Subsequently, it is necessary to click on Mega da Virada and select the dozens of the game, among the 60 available. When scrolling through the page, click on “Put in cart”, when you finish the operation, which should have a minimum value of R $ 30.

Bet on the app

Initially, you must download the Loterias Caixa app on your device. Then, confirm that you are a person over 18 and watch the tutorial to learn how to use the software.

At the end of this process, search for Mega da Virada and click on Bet. Choose the tens for your bet, pressing the desired balls and finish with “add to cart”.

In-app play, the R $ 30 minimum game rule also exists.

President Jair Bolsonaro shared the moment when he played at Mega

Like millions of Brazilians, President Jair Bolsonaro made his bet on Mega da Virada. This weekend, he shared a video from the moment he went to Casa Lotérica Cruzeiro do Sul and bet R $ 67.50 on the main prize of the Brazilian lottery.

In the caption of the post on his social networks, the president of the republic also wished “good luck to everyone for the quina and quadra”.

Mega da Virada awards and records

This year, the minimum bet with six numbers is R $ 4.50. While the most expensive game, of 15 numbers, costs R $ 22,522.50.

In the last edition of Mega, four Brazilians shared the sum estimated at R $ 304 million. The numbers drawn were: 03, 35, 38, 40, 57 and 58.

However, the biggest prize in the history of Mega da Virada occurred in 2017 with R $ 306 million, divided among 17 winners. In this case, each earned R $ 18 million. This year, the prize forecast is similar and is around R $ 300 million.

Remembering that this contest is not cumulative. This means that if no one guesses the tens, the jackpot is split between the players who hit the five tens, and so on until a winner emerges.

The withdrawal of the prize can be made at any lottery or branch of Caixa. However, the withdrawal of a prize above R $ 1,332.78 (gross of R $ 1,903.98), is only released at bank branches.