If the value of the prize had been invested in savings, the most conservative investment on the market, the Mega-Sena winner would have accumulated another R$850,000 in just two months | Photo: Marcello Casal Jr / Agência Brasil
The resident of Santa Luzia who went to a Caixa branch, this Wednesday (8), to start the withdrawal of the R$84.7 million Mega-Sena prizetwo months after the results of lottery contest 2,630, he stopped winning a fortune without investing the money during that period.
If he had withdrawn the prize on the first day after the draw and applied it to his savings account, today he would have an additional R$850,000 in income in these two months alone.
If the value of the prize was invested in a CDB pre-fixed at 12% per year, which is easy to find on investment platforms, the amount would be even greater and the Mega-Sena winner would have accumulated an additional R$1.3 million in period, with income tax already deducted.
The bet was placed at the Rota da Sorte lottery, on Rua Alvorada, in the Azteca neighborhood. The winner played a simple game, worth R$5. According to Caixa Econômica Federal, the probability of winning the maximum prize with a simple bet is one in more than 50 million.
Deadline nearing the end
The winner from Santa Luzia requested the redemption with just about a month left before the prize expired. According to Caixa, the deadline for withdrawal is 90 days after the draw date.
After this period, the amounts are transferred to the national treasury for investment in the Higher Education Student Financing Fund (FIES).
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