Brazil quina review

Brazil quina review

Brazil Quina History

Quina began way back in March 1994 when the Caixa Company, which operates one of the biggest banks in Brazil and most of Brazil’s other major lotto games, decided to create a new type of lottery that hadn’t yet existed in the country at the time. In contrast to the raffles and sweepstakes that were commonplace then, Quina was the first time that players were able to choose their own numbers. It might seem silly now that it took this long for this concept to be introduced, but back in those days few lotteries anywhere in the world offered that option. Naturally, people loved this new concept and in October 2009 Caixa decided to increase the weekly number of draws to six, which today is one of Quina’s most appealing features.

Of the proceeds that Quina brings in, about 33% go to the government to fund various initiatives and organizations around the country.

How to Play Brazil Quina

It’s easy to grasp Brazil Quina’s mechanics and play the game because it uses a single-matrix format comprising 80 numbers ranging from 1 to 80. Players choose 5 numbers, and if their selection matches what is officially drawn, then they’ll win the jackpot. There are no bonus or extra numbers with Quina.

However, if you wish to increase your chances of winning and don’t mind paying a bit extra, you can choose 6 or 7 numbers. If any 5 of them match the 5 that are drawn, you’ll still win!

Once a year there is also a special draw that takes place on June 24 to celebrate the Festival of Sao Joao. This Super Draw has a much bigger jackpot than the regular draw and has reached as high as R$80 million (€19 million). So, if you’re going to try your luck on just one draw, this is the one to do it with!

Odds of Winning Brazil Quina

To be honest, the odds-to-prize ratio of winning a Brazil Quina jackpot isn’t great. That being said, it’s certainly not the worst either, as your chances of nabbing the jackpot are 1 in 24,040,016. If the grand prizes were much bigger, these odds could be considered fairly good, but there are other lotteries out there that have bigger prizes and better odds. France Lotto, for example, has odds of 1 in 19,068,840, Canada Lotto 6/49 has odds of 1 in 13,983,816, Austria Lotto 6 aus 45 has odds of 1 in 8,415,060, and Hungary Hatoslottó has odds of 1 in 8,145,060.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that Brazil Quina isn’t worth playing, especially since none of the above-mentioned lotteries holds draws nearly as often. Here is the full breakdown of Quina’s three prize categories:

 # of Matched Numbers


Odds of Winning



1 in 24,040,016



1 in 64,106



1 in 866

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