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The most recent Mega-Sena draw (2680) had no winners for the six dozen, resulting in an accumulated prize of a significant R$65 million.

The dozens drawn were 03, 11, 42, 45, 46 and 57.

But the corner included 70 bets, each receiving R$49,683.45, while the court awarded 4,756 tickets with R$1,044.64 each.

Mega-Sena holds draws three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, requiring a coincidence with the six numbers drawn to win the maximum prize.

Furthermore, hitting four or five tens also guarantees prizes for participants.

How to bet?

A simple bet, choosing six numbers, costs R$5 and can be made at lottery outlets, online or through the Loterias Caixa app for smartphones.

It is possible to mark 6 to 20 numbers on the steering wheel, choose Surpresinha for automatic selection or compete in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 12 consecutive competitions with Teimosinha.

Thus, providing multiple opportunities for participants. This way, the bet value varies depending on the number of numbers marked, reflecting the chances of winning the coveted prize.

Details about the Mega-Sena prize pool

The gross prize corresponds to 43.35% of the collection. Of this percentage:

  • 35% is distributed among those who match the 6 numbers drawn (Sena).
  • 19% among those who guessed 5 numbers correctly (Quina);
  • 19% among those who guessed 4 numbers correctly (Quadra);
  • 22% is accumulated, distributed to those who correctly matched the 6 numbers in the final 0 or 5 contests.
  • 5% is accumulated for the first band – sena – of the last competition of the year ending 0 or 5 (Mega da Virada).

If there are no winners in a prize category, the amount accumulates for the next competition.

It is crucial to check the ticket, as the prizes expire 90 days after the draw. The unredeemed amounts allocated to the national treasury for investment in the Higher Education Student Financing Fund (FIES).

How to receive the prize

For prizes below R$2,112.00, simply go to any accredited lottery outlet or Caixa branch.

Higher prizes require presentation at the agency, where you must show original proof of identity with CPF and winning receipt.

Therefore, amounts starting at R$10,000.00 are released within at least two business days after presentation at the agency.