Mega-Sena remains accumulated and will draw the biggest prize of the year on Saturday
Photo: Marcelo Casal Jr / Agência Brasil

The Mega-Sena contest 2,524, held last Wednesday, 28, at Espaço Loterias da Caixa in São Paulo, did not match the six numbers. The tens drawn were: 03 – 20 – 22 – 37 – 41 – 43.

The next contest (2,525), on Saturday, October 1, must pay a prize of R$300 million. The quina registered 404 winners and each one will pocket R$ 43,914.62. The 30,194 players on the court will receive an individual prize of R$ 839.40.

Bets can be placed until 19:00 (Brasilia time) on the day of the draw, at any lottery in the country or over the internet, on the Caixa Econômica Federal website. The draw takes place at 8:00 pm, at Espaço Loterias Caixa, at the Tietê Bus Terminal, in São Paulo.

Odds of winning the Mega-Sena

The minimum bet – of six numbers, worth R$ 4.50 –, for example, will have a chance in 50,063,860, to become a millionaire. This number drops to 7,151,980 in the case of a seven-number bet (BRL 31.50). Whoever opts for the maximum bet of 15 numbers – which costs BRL 22,522.50 – will have a chance in 10,003 of hitting the six numbers drawn.

According to statistics presented by Caixa Econômica Federal, eight-number bets (R$ 126) represent a chance in 1,787,995. Bets with nine numbers come out at R$378 and represent a probability of 595,998.

Whoever bets ten numbers will pay BRL 945 and have a one in 238,399 chance of winning the prize. The 11-number bet, which costs BRL 2,079.00, increases the chances of success to one in 108,363.

At a cost of R$4,158, the 12-number bets represent a chance in 54,182. Betting 13 numbers (R$7,722) increases the odds to one in 29,175; and betting 14 numbers (R$ 13,513.50) represents a possibility in 16,671.