The winning numbers for this Wednesday were 01, 10, 25, 43, 50 and 56, and over 14,500 players picked up prizes after matching at least four numbers. The ticket holder who matched all six numbers comes from Cabrobo in Pernambuco and is the largest winner of 2016 so far, although their incredible success still falls some way short of the all-time record set last year.
A player from Brasilia scooped a gigantic R$205.3 million on 25th November 2015, while the annual Super Draw, known as Mega da Virada, on New Year’s Eve always offers a staggering jackpot as funds are held back from ticket sales throughout the year to contribute to a massive prize pot. In the most recent edition of the special game, six players split a phenomenal R$246.5 million on 31st December 2015.
Mega Sena not only offers amazing prizes which stack up well against other big lottery games from around the world, but draws are also refreshingly fun and different. The game is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays and two machines operate at the same time to create a two-digit number between 01 and 60. Visit the Mega Sena page to find out more about the game and how it is played.
The jackpot for Saturday’s game will be R$2.5 million and players will be looking forward to another chance to grab great prizes. Tickets can be bought from authorised retailers in Brazil or online from anywhere in the world, and it will be fascinating to see whether the jackpot gets scooped again or whether it will climb back up to astronomical levels.