All Your Questions About The German Lotto Answered

The German Lotto, aka Lotto6aus49, is one of the biggest national lotteries in Europe. This incredible lotto game sees millions of tickets sold every week. Also known as the 6Aus49, which references its format, offers big prizes, cheap tickets, and a whole lot of excitement.

German Lotto, Lotto6aus49

What is the German Lotto?

The German Lotto was first launched in 1955. Since then it has generated tens of billions of Euros for local communities in Germany. The vast majority of this money has come from German players, but nowadays sites like PlayEuroMillions, give players from around the world the chance to play the German Lotto online. 

Who runs the German Lotto?

The German Lotto is organized by the Deutscher Lotto und Totoblock, or the “German Lotto and Totoblock”, which was founded to bring together different state organizations and allow them to operate as one.

When do the German Lotto draws take place?

The German Lotto draws take place twice a week on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s at 18h25 CET.

How does the German Lotto work?

Due to its straight-forward and simple gameplay, nine prize tiers, and impressive jackpot prizes; not to mention the annual payout of over €5 billion in prizes, the German Lotto is extremely popular.

Players need to pick 7 numbers in total: 6 main numbers between 1 and 49 and 1 bonus number (Superzahl or "Super Number.")

What are the German Lotto Prizes?

The German Lotto has a minimum jackpot of €1 million, which means it will never go below this amount.

While there is no jackpot cap for this German lottery, it does have a rollover limit.

If there are no jackpot winners after 13 consecutive rollovers, the jackpot is awarded to the 2nd prize tier winners. If there are no winners in that prize categories, the jackpot prize is distributed to the next prize tier winners.

On May 14, 2016, a 2nd prize tier winner ended up winning the €37 million jackpot for the first time, thanks to this rollover limit!

A few months later on September 14, 2016, another 2nd prize tier winner won a €33 million jackpot!

The actual prize amounts change depending on how many tickets have been sold and how many winners there are per prize:
 
6 Numbers + Bonus Ball
6 Numbers
5 Numbers + Bonus Ball
5 Numbers
4 Numbers + Bonus Ball
4 Numbers
3 Numbers + Bonus Ball
3 Numbers
2 Numbers + Bonus Ball

Which are the most frequent drawn numbers on the German Lotto?

As the German Lotto has been running since 1955, most of the German Lotto results were not captured. However, these are the most frequent numbers over the last couple of years.

Hot German Lotto numbers

Number 3 comes up as one of the most frequent numbers to pop out of the lotto machine in this game. In fact, number 3 has been seen twice as many times as the least drawn number in the last few years.

Next in line are numbers 1, 7, 9, 10 and 15.

For German lottery players who like to play numbers that coincide with special dates, this is good news as most of the hot lotto numbers fall into the calendar month dates.

Cold German Lotto numbers

Number 51 has been seen the least common number to be drawn over the last couple of years. This is followed by number 50.

How to Check German Lotto numbers?

Online lottery players who have purchased German Lottery entries will automatically receive a results mailer with the latest German Lottery winning numbers. This email will also reflect any matches they have.

For those who missed playing or are simply interested to know the latest German lottery winning numbers, the Lotto Results page on PlayEuroMillions will have all the results as well as a detailed insight into all prize tiers.

The results are available shortly after the Germany Lotto draw has taken place.

What are the advantages of playing the German Lottery online?

Convenience - One of the biggest advantages of playing the German Lottery online is convenience. Players can enter their lucky German Lottery numbers in the comfort of their own home. Players who are constantly on the move can also play via their smartphones.

You cannot lose your ticket
– Another advantage of playing the German Lottery online is the fact that you cannot lose or misplace your entry. With millions of prizes going unclaimed every year you can be assured that this will never happen to you.

Claiming a win – In the event that you have won a prize, your prize will automatically be loaded into your online player account, which means you’ll have your winnings before you even realize you have won!

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