This year’s edition of Mega da Virada, held by Caixa Econômica Federal, has an estimated prize pool of R$450 million, the largest in the contest’s history.
The draw will be held on December 31st and bets can be placed from Wednesday (16th).
As in other special contests, the Mega da Virada prize does not accumulate, that is, if there are no winning bets with six numbers, the prize will be divided among the winners of five numbers and so on, according to the prize ranges.
Bets through the site
Online betting is very similar to a virtual purchase.
The first step is to access the Caixa website and choose the option “Loterias Caixa”. Then click on “Click and Bet”.
A new screen will open, asking if the user is of legal age. Select the corresponding option and another page will load.
Now, it is necessary to choose the type of bet. In this case, select the first one, “Mega da Virada”, by clicking on the green logo.
On the betting page, choose the tens of your game from the 60 available. Each move consists of 6 numbers, so select the six corresponding balls.
Scrolling down the page, click on “Add to cart”, if you are done. As mentioned, only transactions over BRL 30 are allowed. In this case, choose 7 numbers in the first operation or redo another six rounds to reach the minimum necessary.
At the end, click on “Go to payment” or click on the shopping cart, and the identification page will open.
If you do not have a single sign-on registration, select the “register” option and fill in the requested information. If you already have it, complete the requested data and continue the operation.
The final step is to make the payment of the bet. Enter your credit card details and click on “Buy”. Okay, your bet is done, now all you have to do is hope.
Betting through the app
Using your cell phone, the first step is to download Loterias Caixa from your phone’s app store (Android or iOS). After that, open the app and answer the age question. Initially, a tutorial will be shown that teaches how to use the software.
Afterwards, a list of all lottery modalities will be displayed on the screen. Look for Mega da Virada by sliding your finger to the left side. When you find the corresponding option, click on “Bet”.
Now, the app should open a screen with the 60 numbers available for the game. Select the bet tens by clicking on the corresponding balls, and “add to cart”.
The rule of the minimum value of R$ 30 also applies to cell phones. Then pick 7 numbers on the first trade or redo another six rounds to reach the cart minimum.
Once this is done, click on “betting cart” and check the guesses made. If you agree, click on “proceed to payment”.
The app should open a login screen. If you do not have a single sign-on registration, select the “register” option and fill in the requested information. If you already have it, complete the requested data and continue the operation.
The final step is to make the payment of the bet. Enter your credit card details and click “buy”.
In the individual bet, from R$ 4.50 for games played in person at lottery houses, it is possible to choose 6 numbers to try to win the prize.
According to Lottery statistics, with this basic game the chance of reaching the total value is 1 in 50 million. Therefore, the player can add tens and thus increase the odds of success. It will be possible to place multiple bets from 16 to 20 numbers, costing up to R$ 174.4 thousand.
In addition to the millions, paid to those who hit the six balls drawn (sena), players who settle the corner (5 dozen) or the court (4 dozen) are also paid. Bets with 4 and 5 hits receive less because the probability of winning is higher.
Another option is to bet on the group pool mode. In this option, the minimum bet is R$10, which entitles two people to participate in the same game.
According to the Lottery statistics, by the pool, the possibility of hits increases substantially, considering that more indications can be made. However, everyone in the group will have to share the prize.
For this bet, the number of people and bets determine how much the bids will cost. The limit in this category is 100 people playing.
Source: CNN Brasil
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