Brazil Lottery Games

Brazilian lotteries have been funded by CaixaEconômica Federal Bank since 1961. The most popular game is the Mega Sena which is renowned for awarding some very large lottery jackpots.In 2002 additional lotteries wereintroduced including the DuplaSena and Quina games. Most of the proceeds acquired through lottery winnings are distributed to the Brazilian National Treasury for a variety of charitable projects in the areas of education and culture.

The Games and Odds

Mega Sena (6/60) –Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 50,063,860

Dupla Sena (6/50) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 15,890,700

Quina (5/80) – Odds of winning jackpot: 1 in 24,040,016

Mega Sena

The Mega Sena lottery is played by choosing a minimum of six numbers from a pot of 60 (6/60). Players can also pick up to 15 should they wish. The drawing process is slightly different to other lotteries in that the draw machine selects two digits for each winning number. The first digit can be anything from 0 to 5 while the second has a range of 0 to 9. If 00 is drawn, it’s counted as number 60. Participants have a 1 in 50,063,860 of winning the jackpot.

Mega Sena Lottery Ticket

There are either two or three game boards on Mega Sena tickets, of which all contain 60 numbered check boxes. Underneath these is a panel for players to indicate how many numbers they want to choose and an option to choose multiple draws. Players can also pick a Surpresinha (Quick Pick) if they want their numbers to be generated randomly.

  • Biggest Payout: R$64.9 million
  • Draw Days: Wednesday, Saturday

How to be a Mega Sena Winner

  • 6 correct numbers – Jackpot
  • 5 correct numbers – Tier 2 Prize
  • 4 correct numbers – Tier 3 Prize

Dupla Sena

Dupla Sena was introduced in 2001 and follows a similar format to Mega Sena. However its 6/50 structure requires players to select 6 numbers from a smaller pot of 50 balls. Because of this, the odds of winning the jackpot are that much better at 1 in 15,890,700.

Dupla-Sena Ticket

The Dupla Sena ticket is laid out almost identically to the Mega Sena selection slip. The only minor difference is the number of check boxes on each ticket. For Dupla Sena, there are 50 check boxes.

  • Biggest Payout: R$11 Million
  • Draw Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

How to be a Dupla Sena Winner

  • 6 correct numbers – Jackpot
  • 5 correct numbers – Tier 2 Prize
  • 4 correct numbers – Tier 3 Prize
  • 3 correct numbers – Tier 4 Prize


Introduced in 1994, the Quina Lottery is one of the most popular lotteries in Brazil and one of the few games run six days a week. It features a 5/80 structure so players choose five numbers from a pool of 80. Participants can personally select a 5-line entry or rely on a random number generator to pick all possible number combinations. The chances of landing the jackpot stand at 24,040,016 to 1.

Quina Lottery Ticket

  • Biggest Payout: R$10 million
  • Draw Days: Monday to Saturday

How to be aQuina Winner

  • 5 correct numbers – Jackpot
  • 4 correct numbers – Tier 2 Prize
  • 3 correct numbers – Tier 3 Prize
  • 2 correct numbers – Tier 4 Prize

Biggest Lottery Win in Brazil – R$64.9 million (Mega Sena)

The biggest Brazilian jackpot ever paid out took place in 1999 when an anonymous winner from Salvador was awardedR$64.9 million for correctly selecting all six numbers.