German Lotto has a fruitful history, having made countless people richer since its first draw took place on October 9, 1955
German Lotto, known within Germany as Lotto 6 aus 49 or simply Lotto 649, is by far the most popular lottery game in Deutschland. With minimum guaranteed jackpots that start at €1 million and total annual payouts in the billions of euros, German Lotto turns ordinary people into millionaires every single week. As a result, this bi-weekly draw has been attracting the attention of lottery players (just like you) from far outside Germany’s borders for years. In this German Lotto review, we’ll see whether this is a game worth playing.
LOTTO 6aus49 is the leading lottery in Germany and a favourite of lotto players all over Europe and the world. The German lottery offers impressive jackpots and eight secondary prize divisions. There are two weekly drawings giving players amazing chances of becoming winners in this popular national lottery.
To play LOTTO 6aus49, players fill their tickets with six numbers from a guess range of 1-49 and one additional number, called the Super Number, from a guess range of 0-9. The Super Number determines not only the winner of the Germany Lotto jackpot but also winners in some of the lottery’s secondary prize divisions.
German Lotto 6aus49 stages two weekly draws every Wednesday at 18:25 CET and Saturday at 19:25 CET.
To win the German Lotto jackpot, match 6 numbers from the guess range of 49 numbers and the additional Super Number, between 0 and 9. Matching between 2 and 6 numbers and the super number will qualify players for the eight secondary prize categories. All prizes are paid in one cash lump sum and tax-free.
The Deutscher Lotto-und Totoblock (DLTB) created the Germany Lotto in 1974, and it continues as Germany’s most popular lottery today. The lottery is run by consortium of German lotteries that preside over different regions of the country or specific lottery formats. Each organization governs the DLTB for three-year periods. LOTTO 6aus49’s record jackpot, €45.4 million, was won in 2007.
In 2009, the lottery set a cap on the number of jackpot rollovers it would allow. If the Germany Lotto jackpot has not been won in 12 consecutive draws, the next draw will be staged with a must-be-won jackpot. If in that draw there are also no tickets that match the six main numbers and the additional Super Number drawn, the jackpot prize will be distributed to winning tickets in the next highest prize division.
In 2013, Germany Lotto introduced two rule changes. First, the bonus number changed into a player-selected additional number called the “Super Number”. As for the second rule change, the lottery introduced a ninth prize category giving players another way chance of winning! Players need to match just two regular numbers plus the Super Number and they’ve won a prize when playing the LOTTO 6 aus 49 lottery.