People around the world eagerly anticipate December 31st because it marks the transition from one year to the next, but Brazilian lotto players are waiting for more than just fireworks and countdown to midnight. New Year’s Eve is also the day when the most exciting lotto event of the year in this country takes place – it’s called Mega da Virada and it could make you $71.300.000 richer!
Mega da Virada is a special draw of Brazil’s leading lottery game Mega-Sena, which has been available to our players since mid-October. If you haven’t had a chance to familiarize yourself with it yet, now is the perfect time since the largest jackpots in the game’s history are always offered on New Year’s Eve. 2015 is no exception – last year’s record of $69.000.000 has been broken once again, because sales were larger than ever. Throughout the year, 5% of the money raised during each regular drawing is put aside towards Mega da Virada, meaning that the size of the final jackpot pretty much depends on players’ interest in the game.
Unlike Spanish Christmas Lottery, Mega da Virada gives players an opportunity to single-handedly win enormous jackpots without having to share them with thousands of people. However, it almost always happens that all the winning numbers are matched by more than one player. In the last year alone, the jackpot was shared by four lucky participants – two from São Paulo, one from Brasília and one from Santa Rita do Trivelato.
Mega da Virada isn’t the only game that could turn you into a millionaire before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. Powerball drawing is held tonight and it offers a colossal $300.000.000 jackpot!