Launched in 1999, Lotomania is a game where you have to select 50 numbers out of 99 and match 20 to win the top prize. There are several other ways to win, and you even win a prize if you don’t match a single number. Find out all about how to play Lotomania, the prizes you can win and the probability.
|Draw Number / Date||Winning Numbers|
Draw Number: 2526
27th September 2023
To play Lottomania, you have to choose 50 numbers from 0 to 99. You can either pick your own or choose a Surpresinha to get them generated quickly and randomly. There’s also the option to pick fewer than 50 numbers and let the computer system generate the rest, or go for a ‘Mirror Bet’ to play the 50 numbers not submitted in the original selection.
You can enter the same numbers into 2, 4 or 8 consecutive draws. It costs R$2.50 per play. Unlike many other games, there is no option to select additional numbers and have the system generate all the various possible combinations.
Draws take place at 8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are 20 winning numbers selected at random in each draw.
You win prizes by matching the numbers you have selected to the numbers that are drawn. You need to match all 20 numbers to win the grand prize, but you can also win by matching between 15 and 19. If none of your numbers are selected in the draw, you also win a prize.
The following table shows the percentage of the prize fund allocated to each tier. If nobody matches all 20 numbers, the top prize accumulates and an even larger amount will be offered in the next draw.
|Prize Tier||How to Win||Percentage of Prize Pool|
|Jackpot||Match 20 Numbers||45%|
|Tier 2||Match 19 Numbers||16%|
|Tier 3||Match 18 Numbers||10%|
|Tier 4||Match 17 Numbers||7%|
|Tier 5||Match 16 Numbers||7%|
|Tier 6||Match 15 Numbers||7%|
|Tier 7||Match 0 Numbers||8%|
The prize for matching no numbers can be worth hundreds of thousands of reals because there are usually only one or two players in this category at the most, so the money does not have to be shared lots of different ways.
If there is nobody in the Match 0 prize tier, the money allocated to this category is added to the jackpot for the next draw.
The following table shows the probability of winning in each of the different prize categories. Your chances of winning the Match 20 prize, or of matching no numbers, are 1 in 11,372,635.
|Prize Tier||Odds of Winning|
|Jackpot - Match 20||1 in 11,372,635|
|Tier 2 - Match 19||1 in 352,551|
|Tier 3 - Match 18||1 in 24,235|
|Tier 4 - Match 17||1 in 2,776|
|Tier 5 - Match 16||1 in 472|
|Tier 6 - Match 15||1 in 112|
|Tier 7 - Match 0||1 in 11,372,635|
If you win a prize of up to R$1,903.98, you can receive it from any lottery retailer or a Caixa branch. For larger amounts you must visit a Caixa branch. Go to the How to Claim page to find out more information about receiving your prize, depending on whether you played online or in-store.