Brazil - LotoMania
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 same Balloon.
There are no additional games or opportunities to win prizes beyond the main draw.
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.
Odds and Prizes
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 lotteries.
Players can win prizes at six different tiers.
|Prize Category||Numbers Matched||Winning Odds||Winning Odds %|
|1||20 or None||1 in 11,372,635||0.000008|
|2||19||1 in 352,551||0.0002|
|3||18||1 in 24,235||0.004|
|4||17||1 in 2,776||0.03|
|5||16||1 in 472||0.2|
|6||15||1 in 112||0.89|
Payout and Taxes
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 received.
LotoMania prizes are paid out as lump sums only.
Who Can Play LotoMania?
Players must be at least 18 years of age to play LotoMania.
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.
History of LotoMania
LotoMania was launched on November 2, 1999.