Caixa's lotteries raised US$ 2.75 billion up to August in Brazil, representing a nominal growth of 8.89% in relation to the same period in 2016. About US$ 1.25 billion were allocated to social programs in the areas of health, education, sports, safety, culture and security.
In August, the collection amounted to US$ 345 million,
of which 42% came from Mega-Sena, which was accumulated during several
competitions and paid the fifth highest prize of the year, of US$ 16.4 million.
More than US$ 890 million in prizes have been paid to bettors this year. In August, US$ 98 million were paid to more than 20 million bettors. Lotofácil was the mode that paid more prizes, with US$ 32.8 million for 15 million lucky people.
Lotomania also had a highlight in the month, with US$ 1.95 million more in sales compared to the same period of 2016, representing a growth of 13.20%.
According to the vice president of Government Funds and Lotteries, Deusdina dos Reis Pereira, "this year alone, more than US$ 890 million were given in prizes to bettors, which allowed the realization of many dreams of many Brazilians and helped to move the country's economy. "
Fonte: GMB / Agencia Brasil