This weekend, a group of employees from a business in Santos, on the coast of São Paulo, was the winner of the last round of the Mega-Sena.

About 44 people are part of this group, according to Caixa Econômica Federal. The winners work in the same company and decided to make a pool to try their luck with the prize in the amount of R$ 122.6 million.

This is Mega-Sena’s number 2,467 contest and the numbers drawn were: 22 – 35 – 41 – 42 – 53 – 57.

The group works in a port logistics company in Santos and they were announced as winners last Saturday (02/04). If they split the prize equally, the winners each take home a little less than R$2.8 million.

The odds of winning the prize

The probability of winning in each contest varies according to the number of dozens played and the type of bet placed.

For the simple bet, with only six tens, with a price of R$ 4.50, the probability of winning the millionaire prize is 1 in 50,063,860, according to Caixa Econômica Federal.

As for a bet with 15 tens (maximum limit), with a price of R$ 22,522.50, the probability of hitting the prize is 1 in 10,003, according to Caixa Loterias.

About Mega-Sena

Mega-Sena awards millions of reais to the player who matches the six drawn numbers. You can still win prizes by guessing four or five dozen out of the 60 available on the betting wheel.

To compete, the player must mark six numbers, and may even allow the system to choose the numbers (Surpresinha) and/or compete with the same bet for 2, 4 or 8 consecutive contests (Teimosinha).

The more dozens you score, the higher the stake and the greater the chances of winning the most coveted prize in the country. Mega-Sena draws take place twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.