Apostas nas loterias brasileiras batem recordes seguidos nos últimos 5 anos
Foto: Wilson Dias/Agência Brasil

Bets on Brazilian lotteries managed by Caixa Econômica Federal have reached consecutive record highs in the last five years.

In 2022, Brazilians bet around R$23.2 billion, an increase of 25% compared to 2021.

According to the Metropoles portal, the Loterias Caixa numbers were obtained through the Access to Information Law.

Check out Caixa’s collection data over the last five years:

  • Caixa raised R$13.8 billion from lotteries in 2018;
  • R$16.7 billion in 2019;
  • R$17.1 billion in 2020;
  • R$18.5 billion in 2021;
  • R$23.2 billion in 2022.

It is worth noting that bets on Brazilian lotteries continued to grow even during severe periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. In these years, the increase in bets operated by the state bank continued.

Furthermore, bets can be placed on the Loterias Caixa platform and on the app. However, Caixa did not announce this portion of the revenue, citing commercial secrecy.

Bets on Brazilian lotteries will already reach more than R$10 billion in 2023

Caixa Lotteries granted R$5.12 billion in the first half of 2023 in social benefits for numerous priority areas in the country, such as security, public safety, health, education, sport and culture.

The amounts transferred to legal beneficiaries were a record and represented an increase of 2.5% compared to those made in the same period in 2022, when around R$5 billion were sent.

It is worth noting that Social Transfer is an activity of Caixa Lotteries which, in addition to highlighting players’ life-changing dreams with their million-dollar prizes, is a relevant source of resources to help Brazil’s growth.

This happens because almost half of the total amount raised from games, including the percentage allocated as Income Tax, is destined for investment in the country’s priority sectors.

By the end of June this year, lotteries raised more than 10 billion reais.

The result of this first semester also includes a collection from Mega-Sena, of R$3.7 billion, and from Lotofácil, R$3.4 billion. Furthermore, the special draws promoted during the period broke sales records.