Playing the lottery or ‘doing a little thing’ is part of Brazilian culture. The numbers released by Caixa Econômica Federal indicate a 25% increase in lottery bets in 2022 compared to 2021. But, do you know how to play the Quina?
According to Caixa, Quina is the third favorite lottery category among Brazilians with a 13.1% share and raising R$3 billion.
While Mega-Sena continues to be the favorite of Brazilian bettors, who invested R$10.9 billion in the sport, corresponding to 47% of the total collected. In second place is Lotofácil, with R$6.6 billion and a 28.3% share.
In total, Brazilians bet R$32 billion in various Caixa categories in 2022. In the previous year, R$18.5 billion were bet, an amount that was already a record
And the awards? Also according to Caixa, prizes paid by lotteries totaled R$8 billion, 23.4% more than in 2021, when R$6.5 billion were distributed.
After all, how do to play the Quina?
If you’ve never played the lottery, the good news is knowing how to play Quina is very easy! Just choose 5 to 15 numbers out of the 80 available on the sheet and hope.
Furthermore, you can let the system choose the numbers for you through Surpresinha.
Prizes are awarded to those who match 2, 3, 4 or 5 numbers. You can still compete with the same bet for 3, 6, 12, 18 or 24 consecutive draws with Teimosinha.
There are 6 weekly draws: from Monday to Saturday, at 8pm.
According to the Caixa website, the value of a simple bet with 5 numbers is R$2.50. The more numbers you score, the higher the bet price and the greater your chances of winning.
Quina de São João
Now that you understand how to play Quina, how about finding out about a special competition in the sport?
This is Quina de São João, a draw held annually on a date close to June 24th, which is the commemorative date in the calendar year.
Quina’s special competition follows the following rules:
Distribution of the amount allocated to pay the prizes:
a) 1st – 65% divided between bets that contain 5 correct predictions – corner;
b) 2nd – 15% divided between bets that contain 4 correct predictions – court;
c) 3rd – 10% divided between bets that contain 3 correct predictions – suit;
d) 4th – 10% divided between bets that contain 2 correct predictions – deuce.
The 1st prize – quina – in the special competition, has the following composition:
a) 65% of the amount allocated to prizes;
b) accumulated total for the June special draw;
c) accumulated total from the previous competition, if any.
If there is no winning bet in the 1st (quina), this value will be added to the value of the 2nd and prorated between the bets that contain 4 correct predictions (quadra).
If there are no winning bets in the 1st (quina) and 2nd (quadra), the values allocated to prizes for these bands will be added to the value of the 3rd band, and prorated between the bets that contain 3 correct predictions (terno).
If there are no winning bets on the 1st (quina), the 2nd (quadra) and the 3rd (terno), the values allocated to prizes for these bands will be added to the value of the 4th band, and divided between the bets that contain 2 predictions certain (duque).
If there are no winning bets in the four prize categories, the values accumulate for the next competition, in the 1st prize category.
How to receive your Quina prize?
Once you know how to play the Quina, you can receive your prize at any accredited lottery outlet or at CAIXA agencies.
If the gross prize is greater than R$2,112.00, payment can only be made at Caixa branches, upon presentation of original proof of identity with CPF and original, winning bet receipt.
Amounts equal to or above R$10,000.00 are paid within a minimum period of two business days from presentation at bank branches.