How to Claim Mega Sena Prizes
If you are lucky enough to win a Mega Sena prize, the next step is to claim your money. The options available to you depend on how much you have won and how you played, but the process is always easy. Find out how to receive Mega Sena prizes below.
If you’ve played through one of the thousands of lottery retailers across the country, you must make sure you keep your lottery ticket safe, as you may be unable to claim a prize if you lose or damage it.
- Whether you win the Mega Sena jackpot or a smaller prize, you need to make your claim within 90 days of the draw date. Any prizes that remain unclaimed after 90 days are transferred to the national treasury and are distributed to funding for higher education (FIES).
- The 90 day claim period applies to all Caixa lotteries in Brazil, such as Quina, Lotofácil, Dupla Sena and Mega da Virada.
- Mega Sena is organised by the Caixa Econômica Federal, and you can claim prizes of any value by visiting a Caixa branch. You can also claim prizes of up to R$1,903.98 from any authorised lottery retailer.
- If you go to a Caixa branch, you’ll need to provide proof of ID, your CPF number and your winning Mega Sena bet receipt.
- Remember to check the results when they are available after a draw.
- If you play online with Caixa, your numbers will be checked automatically for you but you’ll still need to take the appropriate steps to claim your money.
- You can claim prizes through Mercado Pago if you’ve got an account, otherwise there are a couple of other options. You can print off a receipt and take it to a lottery retailer or Caixa branch. Alternatively, generate a QR code on your winning bet and it will stay valid for 60 minutes, so you do not need a printed receipt.
- You can also play through other online services such as Jackpot.com or LotteryWorld, where any prizes you win are automatically paid into your account.
- When you play online, you don’t have to worry about missing out on a prize - there is always a secure digital record of your numbers so they cannot get lost or damaged.
- Remember that Mega Sena prizes are subject to income tax. The rate of withholding is 30 percent for any prize worth more than to R$1,903.98. Two out of the three prize tiers in Mega Sena are always worth much more.
- The money withheld in tax is allocated for government funding to good causes in a variety of different sectors. Visit the Where the Money Goes page for more information.