German Lotto – or ‘Lotto 6aus49,’ as it’s commonly known in Germany – gives you the chance to win big jackpots twice a week. The cost of playing is relatively low compared to other European lotteries, which, together with the starting jackpot of €1 million, makes it a very appealing option.
Playing the German Lotto takes just a few moments and allows you to participate in one of Europe’s biggest and most popular games from countries around the world. Follow the steps below to play the German Lotto online at LotteryWorld.com:
To win the German Lotto jackpot you must match all six winning numbers plus the Superzahl number. The jackpot starts at €1 million and can roll over for 12 consecutive draws before ‘compulsory distribution’ kicks in and the prize money has to be given away.
If no one matches all the numbers to win the jackpot in the 13th consecutive draw, the money will be distributed among the winners in the prize tier below. If there are also no winners in that tier it will go to the winners below that, and so on.
The table below shows the nine different prize tiers, the odds of winning each one, and the percentage of the prize fund that is allocated to each one:
|Match||Percentage of Prize Fund||Odds|
|6 + SZ||Jackpot||1 in 139,838,160|
|6||10%||1 in 15,537,573|
|5 + SZ||5%||1 in 542,008|
|5||15%||1 in 60,223|
|4 + SZ||5%||1 in 10,324|
|4||10%||1 in 1,147|
|3 + SZ||10%||1 in 567|
|3||45%||1 in 63|
|2 + SZ||Fixed prize of €5||1 in 76|
Overall odds of winning any prize in the German Lotto are 1 in 31
The money needed to pay out the jackpot and the fixed €5 prize is deducted from the total prize fund first, then the remaining money is split according to the percentages in the table.
If you’re unfamiliar with German Lotto and how it works, you can find out more about the game in the answers to the frequently asked questions below.
How much does German Lotto cost to play?
A single entry costs $2.10. Look out for special subscription offers that lower the cost of entry if you enter more than one draw in a row.
What does ‘Superzahl’ mean?
In the context of German Lotto, ‘Superzahl’ simply means ‘super number.’ It is an additional number drawn after the six main ones and by matching it in combination with other numbers you can win great prizes. You must match all six main numbers plus the Superzahl to win the German Lotto jackpot.
Can the Superzahl number be the same as one of my other numbers?
Yes, as the Superzahl is drawn from a separate pool of numbers it is possible that it will be the same as one of the other winning numbers.
What time is the German Lotto drawn?
German Lotto draws take place at 18:25 PM CET every Wednesday and 19:25 PM CET every Saturday.
What is the jackpot cap in German Lotto?
There is no specific cap in place in German Lotto, but the jackpot can only go 12 consecutive draws without being won. If no one matches all six numbers plus the Superzahl in the 13th draw, the prize money is shared between all the winners in the next tier below.