Lotofacil is a popular lottery game in Brazil, with tickets costing BRL 3.75.
Lotofacil draws take place three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 20:00 local time.
Players enter Lotofacil by choosing 15 numbers between 1 and 25, including the ability to select additional numbers to enter as different combinations. It is even possible to pick all 25 numbers and enter 3,080 individual Lotofacil bets!
Unlike many of Brazil’s other lottery games, there is no guaranteed minimum jackpot for Lotofacil. Instead, the jackpot is determined by the number of tickets sold and by the corresponding split between each prize tier.
While there is no guaranteed minimum jackpot, the starting jackpot is typically around BRL 1.5 million. There is no rollover or jackpot cap, with the Lotofacil jackpot often escalating into vast sums of money.
Also, a unique annual draw called the “Lotofácil de Independência” takes place in September of each year. This draw has a bigger jackpot than usual, offering 80% instead of the typical 65% of the total prize fund.
The “Lotofácil de Independência” draw is unique because it does not roll over. If there is no jackpot winner, it rolls down to the next prize tier.
The largest Lotofacil jackpot was won on September 6, 2019, when 33 winners shared BRL 99,487,428.
The odds of winning the Lotofacil jackpot are relatively short at 1 in 3,268,760.
The odds of winning the jackpot are much better than the majority of global lottery games and far better than other lottery-based games in Brazil.
In addition to winning the jackpot, Lotofacil players can win prizes at four additional prize tiers.
Winners of the Lotofacil jackpot can receive winnings as a lump sum or as annual payments. Winners choosing annual payments will need to discuss the payment split with the lottery organizer itself.
All lottery winnings in Brazil are subject to 13.8% taxation.
Lotofacil online players from abroad should check local laws to find out if further taxes will be levied on their winnings at home.
Lotofacil tickets are on sale at authorized retailers across Brazil.
Lotofacil can also be played online by Brazilian residents and by participants from around the world.
Lotofacil was launched in 2003, having maintained its format and draw frequency ever since.