Mega da Virada, a special edition of Mega-Sena, has had betting open since this Monday, November 13th. Competition number 2,670 promises to be historic, with a prize estimated at R$550 million, the largest ever recorded.
The prize, which does not accumulate, will be drawn on December 31st by Caixa Econômica Federal.
Strategies to increase your chances of winning at Mega da Virada
Lottery experts suggest some strategies to increase your chances of winning. Studying previous results and avoiding repeating recently drawn sequences are some of the tips.
Increasing the number of games or tens on a ticket can also be beneficial. For example, a game with seven tens has a higher probability, approximately one chance in 7 million.
Interestingly, the simple bet with the six most drawn numbers would include the digits 5, 10, 12, 18, 33 and 53. However, focusing only on the most frequent numbers is not the best strategy.
Avoiding numbers on the same vertical line on the card and distributing choices across four quadrants may be a more strategic approach.
Pools are popular because they increase the chances of winning, although they divide the prize between participants.
Additional information for bettors and other games
The probability of matching all the numbers in a single bet is about one in 50 million. A single bet costs R$5, and the prize pools have a minimum value of R$15.
Bets can be placed in lotteries, via the Caixa portal or app, ranging from 6 to 20 numbers.
In addition to Mega da Virada, Caixa Lotteries offer several games, such as Quina with daily draws and Lotofácil, known for its greater chances of winning.
Dupla Sena offers two chances to win per ticket, while Timemania combines luck with passion for football.
For sports enthusiasts, Loteca allows bets based on the results of football games. Each game has unique characteristics, catering to different bettor preferences.