Dia de Sorte is Brazil’s newest national lottery game, offering Brazilians and players around the world a chance to win a significant jackpot for just BRL 2.00 per ticket.
The Dia de Sorte lottery is drawn three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. The draw takes place at 20:00 local time on “Lucky Trucks” that travel across Brazil to different destinations, with the draw being broadcast live on national television.
To enter Dia de Sorte, choose seven numbers between 1 and 31, plus one additional number between 1 and 12. The first 31 numbers correspond to the maximum possible days in a month, while the other 12 are for the months of the year.
Despite choosing an additional number, players only have to match the seven main numbers to win the Dia de Sorte jackpot.
Dia de Sorte offers a minimum guaranteed jackpot of BRL 300,000, with no jackpot or rollover cap being imposed. Due to the frequency of Dia de Sorte draws, the top prize can quickly grow as a result of repeated rollovers.
The biggest ever Dia de Sorte jackpot was won in August 2018, when one ticket holder won BRL 1 million.
The odds of winning the Dia de Sorte jackpot are relatively short by most lottery standards, at 1 in 2,629,575. It is also the Brazilian lottery game that offers the best jackpot winning odds, although several global lotteries offer similar odds but significantly higher jackpots than Dia de Sorte.
In addition to the chance of winning the jackpot, Dia de Sorte players can win prizes at four additional tiers.
Dia de Sorte pays out prizes as lump sums only.
Lottery winnings in Brazil are subject to federal taxation of 13.8%. Lottery taxes are levied before prize payments are made, with players who enter Dia de Sorte from other countries also paying this tax.
Players from abroad should also check whether their winnings will be taxable in their home country.
Only Brazilians can buy Dia de Sorte tickets either online or from authorized lottery retailers across Brazil.
Dia de Sorte was launched in May 2018. The idea behind the lottery was for Brazilians to bet on specific dates, based on the large number of Brazilians who enter birthdays and other significant dates into other lottery games.