LotoMania is a popular lottery game played across Brazil.
Draws are held twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday evenings,
either at the CAIXA Auditorium in Brasília, at the Tietê Bus Terminal in São
Paulo or on Lucky Trucks that travel across Brazil to different destinations.
These draws are broadcast live on national television.
Tickets cost BRL 4.00.
To play LotoMania, choose 50 numbers between 00 and 99, or
go for a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers. Players do not need to
match all 50 numbers to win the jackpot, which is instead won by matching 20
numbers or no numbers at all, with secondary prizes also being available.
Multiple entry options are available for LotoMania, for which it is popular
to choose all odd or even numbers, although doing this could see the winning
jackpot shared with a huge number of people!
Players can also participate via the Balloons system, where individuals
purchase a collection of entries to enter alongside others. Although this
increases the chances of winning, prizes are shared among players who chose the
There are no additional games or opportunities to win prizes beyond the main
LotoMania has a minimum jackpot of BRL 500,000.
LotoMania is a rollover lottery, with no rollover or jackpot caps.
The biggest ever LotoMania jackpot was BRL 41,253,202 in March 2013.
The odds of winning the LotoMania jackpot are 1 in 11,372,635, which are
long odds in comparison to more attractive prizes available from other global
Players can win prizes at six different tiers.
LotoMania prizes are subject to 13.8% income tax, but because tax is already
deducted when prizes are advertised, the advertised sum is the actual amount
LotoMania prizes are paid out as lump sums only.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play
Tickets can be purchased from authorized retailers across Brazil or from the
official LotoMania website.
Players from abroad are not currently able to play LotoMania.
LotoMania was launched on November 2, 1999.