The German Lotto, known as the ‘Lotto 6 aus 49’ has been available to play since 1974.  This is one of oldest and most popular lotteries in Germany that has awarded many players with millions over the years since its release to the public.  Each independent lottery is staged in various regions in the county and they all run differently from each other.

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German Lotto (or Lotto 6 aus 49) is Germany’s biggest national game. 6 Main Numbers are drawn from a field of 1 to 49 and 1 “Super Number” is drawn from a field of 0 to 9. Match just two Main Numbers and the “Super Number” and you start winning!  . The “Super Number” adds to the fun of winning in 5 of the 9 prize levels up for grabs!  German Lotto features one of richest weekly total prize pools out there; on average €17 million. Draws are held every Wednesday and Saturday, giving you two chances at the jackpot every week. Now that’s wunderbar!

How to Play

In the German Lotto there are a total of seven numbers drawn. The first six to be selected are the main numbers which are drawn from a pool of 1 – 49 and then the Bonus Ball, known as the Superzahl is drawn from a pool of 1 – 10. This number enables players to win extra prizes, if they match either 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the main numbers drawn.  It is a common misconception to think that only citizens living in Germany are allowed to play this lottery game, but anyone can participate in the German Lotto by opting to use the lotto ticket buying service. This service enables you to buy German Lotto ticket online game online no matter where you are in the world. By choosing to purchase your tickets through the lotto ticket buying service you can select the numbers you wish to play the German Lotto with, then your ticket will be bought for you in Germany and a digital copy will be available for you to view.

This Superzahl number needs to be matched correctly along with the six main draw numbers to be able to win the jackpot. However, you don’t select the Superzahl number; it is the last digit to be printed out on your ticket for both of the games Spiel 77 and Super 6.98668296_aa7401b097_z

In the German Lotto there are a total of nine different prize divisions available to win in every draw including the jackpot and to start winning a prize you have to match two numbers plus the Superzahl. The prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning they are each comprised of a percentage of the prize fund for that draw. The odds of winning any of the nine prizes in the German Lotto are:

Match Odds of Winning
Match 6 + Superzahl 1 in 139,838,160
Match 6 1 in 15,537,573
Match 5 + Superzahl 1 in 542,008
Match 5 1 in 60,223
Match 4 + Superzahl 1 in 10,234
Match 4 1 in 1,147
Match 3 + Superzahl 1 in 567
Match 3 1 in 63
Match 2 + Superzahl 1 in 76

If you win a prize in the German Lotto 6aus49 then all winnings are paid out in tax-free cash lump sums.

 

Winners

Past German Lotto 6 aus 49 winners who broke the record for the country’s premier lottery

€45.4 million (US$67 million) was the largest jackpot in Germany‘s Lotto 6 aus 49, won in December 2007 by three tickets.
€37.7 million (US$48 million) was the largest single-ticket jackpot in the German Lotto 6 aus 49, won on 7 October 2006.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org