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Last Thursday (18), the draw for contest 2,714 of the Mega-Sena lottery took place, based in São Paulo. The numbers drawn were: 16, 17, 42, 45, 52 and 57.

No bettor managed to match all six tens, resulting in the main prize being accumulated.

Therefore, there is great expectation for the next contest, scheduled for Saturday (20), due to the prize estimated at an incredible R$100 million.

In the quina mode, there were 78 winning tickets, each guaranteeing an individual prize of R$49,552.51. On the court, 4,882 winning bets were registered, with each guesser receiving R$ 1,131.00.

Players can place bets for the next draw until 7pm (Brasília time) on the day of the draw, both at accredited lottery outlets and online. The simple game, consisting of six numbers, costs R$5.

How to play Mega-Sena?

Mega-Sena gained recognition for awarding million-dollar prizes to those who match the six numbers drawn. In addition to the main prize, it is possible to win significant amounts by matching four or five numbers out of the 60 available on the betting sheet.

To compete for the long-awaited millionaire prize, the player must select 6 to 20 numbers from the wheel. There is also the option of letting the system choose the numbers automatically (Surpresinha) and competing with the same bet in multiple consecutive contests (Teimosinha).


If there is no winner in a given prize range, the value accumulates for the next contest within the same range.

It is crucial to carefully check the betting slip, as the prizes expire 90 days after the draw date. After this period, the amounts are allocated to the national treasury for investment in the Higher Education Student Financing Fund (FIES).

Prizes are available for collection at any accredited lottery outlet or Caixa Econômica Federal branch.

Therefore, if the gross amount exceeds R$2,259.20, payment must only occur at Caixa branches. All this upon presentation of an original identity document with CPF and winning bet receipt.

Caixa pays prizes starting at R$10,000.00 within two business days after presenting the ticket at its branch.

Details of draws and bets

Mega-Sena draws take place regularly three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The minimum bet price, which includes six numbers, is R$5.00.

Selecting more numbers increases the cost of the bet and, consequently, the chances of winning.