Secap launches new edition of the Panorama of the Brazilian Lottery Market
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The Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (Secap) of the Ministry of Economy (ME) announced, this Friday, 5, the second edition of the bulletin “Panorama of the Brazilian Lottery Market”.

The publication points to a steady increase in lottery collections in Brazil between the years 2017 to 2020, in addition to indicating growth expectations for the year 2021. According to government information, the forecast is that the collection will exceed 18 billion real.

When making the comparison between the nominal collection for the months of January to September this year, an increase of 8.3% was reported compared to the same period in 2020 and of 28.6% compared to 2017. According to the Undersecretary of Awards and Sorteios do ME, Waldir Marques, the data show the solidity of the Brazilian lottery market, despite the problems generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lotofácil surpasses Mega-Sena and becomes the best-selling lottery in the country

According to the bulletin, the main highlights of Brazilian lotteries are: LotoFácil (36.7%), Mega-Sena (30.7%) and Quina (19.9%), with Lotofácil surpassing Mega-Sena as the most sold in the country.

The publication attributes this change to the fact that Lotofácil has become daily since the second half of last year and the little accumulation of regular Mega-Sena contests in recent months.

The bulletin also points to a 14% increase in transfers for financing public policies arising from lotteries, between January and September this year, which exceeded 4.64 billion reais.

In this period, the main social transfers were the portions addressed to social security (46.8%), to the National Public Security Fund (FNSP), with 25.2% and to education, with 10.6%. Education accounted for a resource growth of 110% due to the reversal of one of the 2020 Mega da Virada awards not redeemed.