In Germany the lottery game of choice is the Lotto 6 aus 49. This astounding German lotto game features great jackpot prizes as well as reasonable odds to win one of many other cash prizes. The game was originally created in 1974 by Deutscher Lotto-und Totoblock (DLTB), who manage games of lottery in Germany. What has made this game so well loved in Germany is that each year it distributes approximately €5 billion in cash prizes. Some of the grandest jackpot wins in German Lotto history were for €43,000,000 in December 2007 and €37,600,000 in October 2006.
The German Lotto 6/49 offers more prize categories than most national lottery games. In total there are 8 chances to win in every draw, and the minimum prizes are often over €10. So popular is this lottery game that people from all over the world now demand access to its prizes. With the growing worldwide demand there are now ticket agents who sell German Lotto tickets online. In this way you can play the German Lotto from almost any other country in the world and win its prizes.
The German lotto was designed to be both easy to play while creating many prize winning categories at reasonable winning odds. To purchase a German Lotto ticket you must first select 6 different numbers from a field of 1-49. A seventh bonus number must then be selected from a field of 0-9. Like all lottery games prizes are won for matching your numbers with the number of the draw. The more numbers you match the higher the prize you will win. Match all 6 numbers and the bonus number and you win the jackpot.
The draws for this game are held twice each week; on Wednesdays at 18:50 GMT and on Saturdays at 21:45 GMT. The results for each draw can be found on our German Lotto Results page
Naturally the odds for matching more numbers are more difficult to beat. Matching numbers for the minimum prize are relatively easy. The table below contains a complete list of all the winning number combinations and the odds of winning in each.
|Numbers Matched||Lucky Number||Odds Of Winning|
|6||Yes||1 in 139,838,160|
|6||No||1 in 15,537,573|
|5||Yes||1 in 2,330,636|
|5||No||1 in 55,491|
|4||Yes||1 in 221,967|
|4||No||1 in 1,083|
|3||Yes||1 in 812|
|3||No||1 in 61|