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Brazil’s Mega Sena Lotto is more than just the most popular of three national lottery games in Brazil: it also has popularity worldwide. It’s a widely searched for term on Google -especially during the New Years Mega Virada draw- and players purchase tickets online from outside of Brazil to get a chance of winning Mega Sena prizes.

The Mega Sena draw time is 20:00 every Wednesday and Saturday, managed by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank. Players can purchase tickets online from almost anywhere in the world up to 2 hours before each draw.


History

In 1961 the Caixa Economica Federal bank took control of all of Brazil’s lottery games. Since then the Mega Sena has remained largely unchanged. The largest ever prize won in the Mega Sena was for €34,284,036 (85,000,000 Brazilian Real), and was won on September 24th 2010. The second largest prize in Mega Sena history was claimed in 1999 when a man from Salvador won €26,165,209 (64.9 Brazilian Real). The National Treasury takes a large portion of the profits from the game to invest back into Brazilian society and economic growth.


How To Play

The Mega Sena conducts its draws in a style slightly different from other National Lotteries, in this way the live draw is made much more exciting for players watching it occur live. From the player’s point of view you must select 6 different numbers from a range of 1-60, those 6 numbers make up a single Mega Sena ticket. Players may also select a “Surpresinha” option, which essentially picks their 6 numbers at random for them -much like the Lucky Dip option available in other national lotto games.

On a Wednesday and Saturday the draw is held at 20:00 GMT, the drawn numbers are selected from two spinning spherical cases. One case contains balls numbered 0-5, the other contains balls numbered 0-9. The balls are picked in pairs, one ball from one cage one ball from the other to create a 2 digit number. 2 digit numbers are created in this way until 6 completely different 2 digit numbers are created to make the Mega Sena result. If 00 appears it is treated as 60 for prize purposes.

Players can claim a Mega Sena jackpot if they match all 6 numbers. Mega Sena ticket holders will also win cash if they have 4 or 5 matching numbers.

The minimum age to play the Mega Sena both in Brazil and online is 18.


Prizes

The Mega Sena offers just 3 prize categories for matching 4, 5 or 6 numbers. 46% of all the money taken in ticket sales is used to create the Mega Sena prize fund which is won by ticket holders. Prizes for the Mega Sena are won on a parimutuel basis, meaning that players share a percentage of the prize fund with other players who won in the same category as them. Below is a table showing the percentage of the Mega Sena prize fund for each category, as well as an average cash prize players can expect to receive -taken from the last 10 draws.

Numbers Matched Percentage of Prize Fund Average Cash Prize
6 35% €8,925,664
5 19% €9752
4 19% €175

22% of the prize fund money is used to create a prize fund for a special draw which occurs every 5 games. The remaining 5% accumulates to create a prize fund for the Mega De Virada which is held annually at New Years.


Odds

The Mega Sena only has three prize categories thus there are only three different odds of winning a cash prize. Below is a table of the approximate odds of winning in each prize category.

Numbers Matched Odds Of Winning
6 1 in 50,063,856
5 1 in 154,518
4 1 in 2332


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Lotto Belgium

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Belgium boasts its own national lottery game that is played by all over the country in both French and Flemish Belgium. Known at home as both Loterie Nationale (French) and Nationale Lotterij (Flemish). With 8 different prize categories and a 1 in 25.4 chance of winning any cash prize it has huge popularity at home. Belgium lotto has a minimum jackpot each draw of a guaranteed €1,000,000, although with bi-weekly drawings it’s not uncommon to see rollovers generate prizes in the tens of millions.

The draws for Belgium are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 20:10 GMT.


History

While the current version of Belgium’s lotto didn’t begin until 1978, the proliferation of lottery games in the country goes back to 1934 when Belgium was still colonising The Congo. The lottery was created and run by the government of Belgium to raise money for the Colonial Heritage fund and changed its name in 1960 to the African Lotto. The game underwent one of its biggest changes in December 1962 when it became a public limited company run by the Belgian Ministry Of Finance, the government is the sole shareholder. The current format of the game has remained the same since 1978. The company that runs the game is in direct partnership with Child Focus. Child Focus receive a small percentage from every ticket sale which is then used to help under-privileged children and their families in Belgium.

Since the game took on its current format in 1978 the Belgium Lotto has created a large amount of cash prize winners. At time of writing a whopping €8 billion has been distributed in cash prizes; this includes 494 winners of over €1,000,000 and 55 players who have won over €2,000,000. The largest prize ever won was for €7 million in 2004, and the average lotto Belgium cash prize is for €285,743.


How To Play Lotto Belgium

The Belgium lottery is a 6/42 lotto game meaning that players select 6 different numbers from a field of 1-42. When the draw is held an air machine throws around and randomly selects 6 of the 42 numbered balls inside. In addition the 6 numbers an extra “bonus” number is selected which increases a players chance of matching numbers that win cash prizes (as outlined in the prize section below)

Naturally the more numbers you match the bigger the cash prize. Match all 6 numbers without the bonus number to win a jackpot minimum of €1,000,000. A rollover system is in place meaning that if there is no jackpot winner in any given draw then the prize fund allocated for the jackpot is added to the lotto Belgium top prize for the next draw.


Prizes

Belgium lottery prizes are decided on a parimutuel basis. Parimutuel means that players that win in each category share a percentage of the money taken in ticket sales. The percentages for each prize category are balanced against the average amount of winners in each to ensure that the more numbers you match the bigger the prize you will win. The bottom two prize categories have fixed prize amounts. Below is a table of the percentage of the ticket sales given for each category in the Belgium lotto, as well as an average cash prize won by each player.


Prize Category Matches Required Percentage Of Prize Fund Average Cash Prize
1 6 13.59% €1,000,000 minimum
2 5 with Bonus Number 3.69% €72,788
3 5 3.5% €1663
4 4 with Bonus Number 1.75% €313
5 4 3.24% €25
6 3 with Bonus Number 1.7% €10
7 3 fixed €5 fixed €5
8 2 with Bonus Number fixed €3 fixed €3

7% of the ticket sale money is added to a jackpotfund and a booster fund (3% and 4% respectively). The jackpotfund and booster fund are used to ensure that the minimum jackpot of €1,000,000 can always be guaranteed for winners. This means that at least 34.47% of the money taken in ticket sales is given back to players in addition to any cash awarded from the fixed prizes of €3 and €5.


Odds

With 8 different prize categories there are different odds of winning depending on how many numbers you match. Below is a complete list of the chances of winning in each category.


Numbers Matched Odds Of Winning
6 1 in 8,145,060
5 + Bonus 1 in 1,357,510
5 1 in 35,724
4 + Bonus 1 in 14,290
4 1 in 722
3 + Bonus 1 in 579
3 1 in 48
2 + Bonus 1 in 64

The odds of winning any cash prize is a decent 1 in 25.4


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Currently Belgium Lotto tickets are not available online

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Powerball Australia

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The Oz Powerball was established as the second fully national lottery game in Australia alongside Oz Lotto. The game is styled in some ways after the U.S.A Powerball and it has almost as much popularity as the Oz Lotto. The Oz Powerball offers the same number of prize categories as the Oz Lotto, and similar cash prizes in each category. One of the biggest differences in the two games is the greatly increased chances of winning in the second division.

Unlike it’s American counterpart the Oz Powerball does not give cash prizes to players who match just the Powerball. Draws are held every Thursday at 18:30 WST (12:30 CET), results can be found here and tickets can be purchased online from almost anywhere in the world here.


History

Since it’s creation on May 23rd 1996 (2 years after Oz Lotto) the Oz Powerball has remained completely unchanged. The rules that made it popular in the first place are the rules that have prevailed. Notable moments in Oz Powerball history include a win of €47,088,628 ($58.7 million AUS) on June 5th 2008. The highlight of the Australian Powerball’s fame however is the win for €64,151,747 ($80 million AUS).


How To Play

Australian Powerball is a double matrix game, meaning that players must select numbers from two different fields. Firstly players select 5 different numbers from a field of 1-45, then they select their “Powerball” number from a different set of 1-45. These 6 choices make up 1 Powerball entry. Players may also choose a ‘SlikPik’ option to have the numbers selected randomly for them by machine.

The draws are held each Thursday at 18:30 WST (12:30 CET) and the procedure involves 5 different numbers being chosen at random from 45, then one the one “Powerball” number being drawn from a separate machine randomizing a different 45 numbers.

Match as many numbers as you can to win a cash prize. The minimum amount of numbers needed to win a prize is 3 main numbers. To win the Oz Powerball Jackpot players must match all 5 main numbers as well as their Powerball number.

As with the Oz Lotto, in Australia’s Powerball the jackpots will rollover to the next draw if there is no winner. With slightly higher jackpot odds the Oz Powerball will tend to rollover slightly more often than it is won.

To play the Australia Powerball lotto you must be at least 16 years of age. If you enter the Powerball online you must be at least 18 years old


Prizes

As with the Oz Lotto prizes in the Oz Powerball are won on a parimutuel basis. The cash prize for each category is a percentage of the prize fund, and is shared equally between all winners in that category. In Australian Powerball the prize fund is made up of 55% of the total money taken in ticket sales. Naturally the more people purchase tickets then the higher the cash prizes for each category, ticket sales tend to rise as the jackpot grows. Below is a table of the percentage of the prize fund given to each prize category as well as an average cash prize amount -as taken from the last 10 draws.

Numbers Matched Powerball Percentage Of Prize Fund Average Cash Prize
5 Yes 37.50% Jackpot Minimum 2,000,000
5 No 14% 59,906
4 Yes 6.4% 6,330.83
3 Yes 5% 125.40
4 No 2.8% 60.44
2 Yes 12.5% 25.75
3 No 21.8% 13.72

5% of the money taken in ticket sales is reserved for a prize booster fund, this fund is used to make sure the jackpot is always a minimum of 2,000,000. The remainder of the money is split between profits for Tattersalls, commission for the ticket sales-people, taxes and good causes within Australia.


Odds

Given the 7 different prize categories there are of course different odds of winning. It is worthy of note that the Oz Powerball has winning odds for its second prize that are almost three times better than a comparative prize in the Oz Lotto. Below is a table of all the winning number matches as well as approximate odds of them happening.

Numbers Matched Powerball Odds Of Winning
5 Yes 1 in 54,979,155
5 No 1 in 1,249,526
4 Yes 1 in 274,896
3 Yes 1 in 7049
4 No 1 in 6248
2 Yes 1 in 556
3 No 1 in 160

The odds of winning any cash prize in the Australian Powerball is approximately 1 in 120.


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Oz Lotto

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The Oz Lotto is the most widely loved lottery game in Australia -a country with several nation and state wide games. With 7 different prize categories and reasonable odds of winning -relative to multi-national games such as the Euro Millions- the Oz Lotto has also gained worldwide popularity. The ability to purchase tickets for this game online from almost anywhere in the world has made it’s worldwide popularity possible.

The draws are held every Tuesday at 18:30 WST (12:30 CET/11:30GMT), and the results can be found here. To purchase an Oz Lotto ticket online at the best price per ticket click here.


History

It began as the first completely national lottery in Australia on 25th February 1994 established by Tattersalls -or the Tatt’s group. The game has remained almost the same since its creation, originally a 6/45 game it changed to a 7/45 game in October 2005. With the new rules came a re-branding of the game in the different territories in which it is played; Super 7’s Lotto in Tasmania, the Northern Territories, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory; Oz 7 Lotto in Queensland; Oz Lotto in every other territory. With the extra number added to the game the odds of winning the jackpot prize have increased dramatically. The draw held on the 30th June 2009 created the largest Australian lottery jackpot winners, with two players (from Queensland and South Australia) sharing €85,399,881 – $106,549,984 Australian.


How To Play

The Oz Lotto is played by selecting 7 different numbers from a matrix of 45. Your numbers can also be chosen at random with the “SlikPik” option. Once you’ve selected your numbers you simply wait for the draw held each Tuesday at 18:30 WST -12:30 CET. A machine randomly selects 9 numbers from 45 An extra 2 “supplementary” numbers are drawn to help increase your chances of a cash prize win.

Match the numbers of the draw with the numbers on your ticket to win prizes. Naturally the more numbers you match the greater prize you win. The minimum amount of numbers required for a cash prize is 3, and the jackpot is won by matching all 7 numbers.

Whenever an Oz Lotto jackpot goes without a winner then the prize amount is held and added on to the available jackpot for the next draw. Oz Lotto prizes are decided on a Parimutuel basis, for more information check out or Oz Lotto Prizes section.

To play Oz Lotto within Australia you must be at least 16 years of age, to purchase a ticket online however the minimum age is 18.


Prizes

All prizes in the Oz Lotto are won on a parimutuel basis. This means that the size of the cash prize in each category depends on the amount of winners in that category, and the size of the prize fund. The prize fund is made up of 55% of the money taken in ticket sales. The following table shows what percentage of the prize fund is distributed to each winning possibility. We have also included an average prize taken from the last ten draws. Remember the prize in each category is shared equally between all the winners in that category.


Prize Category Matches Required Percentage Of Prize Fund Average Cash Prize
1 7 40% $2,000,000 minimum
2 6 with one supplementary 1.7% 55,617
3 6 3.5% 3972.83
4 5 with one or both supplementary 1.8% 350.26
5 5 2.1% 45.76
6 4 24% 23.11
7 3 with one or both supplementary 26.9% 14.35

Even these percentages can fluctuate however depending on on whether or not their were winners in higher categories. For example if there is no winners in Category 2 then that percentage of prize fund is added to the percentage for prizes in Category 3, making it 5.2%.

In a more extreme example if there are no winners in Category 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 the percentage available in Category 7 will be 60%. In this way the Oz Lotto awards great cash prizes to many winners.

Wondering what happens to the rest of the Oz Lotto ticket sale money? Well, 5% of ticket sale money is reserved for a booster fund to ensure the jackpot minimum of $2,000,000 can be met. The remainder of ticket money taken is distributed between commissions to the people selling tickets, profits for Tattersalls, taxes and finally good causes within Australia.


Odds

With 7 different ways to win the Oz Lotto there are of course different odds for each prize category. The table below shows the approximate odds of winning in each Oz Lotto prize category.


Number Match Odds Of Winning
7 1 in 45,379,620
6 with one supplementary 1 in 3,241,401
6 1 in 180,078
5 with one or both supplementary 1 in 29,602
5 1 in 3,430
4 1 in 154
3 with one or both supplementary 1 in 87

The overall odds of winning any Oz Lotto cash prize (big or small) are approximately 1 in 55.


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The Oz Lotto is available to play online at all trusted online ticket sites.


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Best of luck with your Oz Lotto entries!