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German Lottery 6aus49

The German Lotto is more than 50 years old and is run by Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB).

The Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB).is a collaborative partnership of the 16 independent national lottery companies (Lotteriegesellschaften) operating throughout the states of Germany.

Each one of these 16 member Lotteriegesellschaften acts independently of each other and from time to time takes charge of running the German Lottery and Totoblock for a period of three years when it takes over the chair and presidency of the DLTB.

At the time of writing, the national Toto Lotto GmbH Baden-Wuerttemberg is currently in charge.

The lottery games offered by the DLTB are all approved at national level and sold right across Germany and beyond.

Games offered by the German Lottery include Toto, Keno, Oddset, GlucksSpirale and the most popular lottery game in Germany – which we are going to look at here – the German Lotto

German Lotto 6aus49 – Overview

The German Lotto 6 aus 49 is one of the richest European lottery games and pays out up to EUR 2.8 Billion to lottery winners each year. The German Lotto is a traditional draw-style, lotto jackpot game and is the flagship game offered by the German National Lottery.

The German Lotto 6 aus 49 began operations back in 1974 and has been the most popular lottery game in Germany ever since.

The average jackpot produced by the German Lotto is a healthy EUR 5.24 Million.

Each time that the German Lotto jackpot is not won, it will “roll over” and be added onto the jackpot for the next draw, making for some much larger amounts to be won.

Draws for the German Lotto take place twice per week on Wednesdays at 6.45pm and Saturdays at 7.50pm.

We are very happy to have given the German Lotto a detailed review and would highly recommend taking a good look at how it works below…

How It Works…

The German Lotto uses what’s called a double matrix of 6/49 and 1/10, which means that when playing the German Lotto, you need to select 6 numbers out of a pool of numbers from 1 to 49 and then an extra number out of a pool of numbers from 1 to 10.

Firstly the 6 main numbers are drawn. After this, an Additional Number is also drawn and so too is a Super Number.

The Super Number is used for the Jackpot prize category and the Additional Number is used for prize categories 3, 5 and 7.

If you match all 6 of the main numbers plus the Super Number drawn then you will be a winner of the first category prize – the German Lotto jackpot.

In addition to the jackpot itself, there are 7 other ways in which you can win on the German Lotto, which means that are a great number of prizes to be won twice per week for anyone who plays this game.

A “QuickPick” facility is available when playing the German Lottery very much the same as the “Lucky Dip” option that is used in the UK National Lottery or Europe’s Euro-Millions or nearly all USA lottery games – which means that you can ask the lottery retailer or computer to randomly select all your Lotterien numbers for you.

So, playing the German Lotto is simple…just select your own numbers or request them to be randomly generated for you by choosing the “QuickPick” option.

The cost of each entry into the German Lotto is EUR 0.75 per game row.

Who Can Play?

As with the majority of lottery games around the world, previously only citizens living in Germany itself were allowed to play in any of the Germany Lottery games including the German Lotto - you used to have to purchase your German Lottery tickets from an authorized retailer based in Germany.

Today, though, this is not a concern as there are a good number of online lottery ticket sales agencies such as TheLotter who are both authorized and genuine - you are able to select your Lotterien numbers online and purchase your tickets no matter where in the world you live.

This is great news of course if you live outside of Germany and want to play the German Lotto and ensure your entry into the next draw or simply want to have the convenience and ease of being able to buy lottery tickets online.

Once you have entered into the German Lotto draw, you can then easily check the Lotterien results online to see how you have done and to find out if you have become one of the lucky Lotto winners.

You will need to be 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the German Lottery games including the Lotto.

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Information & Background

50% of all money spent on the German National Lottery is converted into prize money for German Lottery winners.

It is reported that people in Germany spend over EUR 5 Billion (US$ 6 Billion) on the German Lotto every year.

You can check the German Lotterien results each week either on the internet, in local and national newspapers and by various other media.

What Are The Odds?

The odds of winning on the German Lotto are very competitive when compared to many lotteries around the world and with 8 different ways in which you can win, this means there’s a lot of prizes to be won every week.

The chances of winning a German Lotto jackpot by matching 6 main numbers plus the Super Number are 1 in 139.83 million – for these odds you could be one of the Lotterien jackpot winners.

For a prize on the second level, the odds come in at 1 in 15.53 million for matching the 6 main numbers.

The likelihood of winning a third level prize comes in at 1 in 2.33 million for matching 5 of the main numbers plus the Additional Number and for a prize in the fourth level the odds are 1 in 55,491 for matching 5 of the main numbers.

For a fifth level prize, the odds of you winning are 1 in 22,197 for matching 4 main numbers plus the Additional Number with 6th level odds being 1 in 1,083 for matching just 4 of the main numbers.

With 2 prize levels still to go, odds for a win on the seventh level are 1 in 812 for matching 3 main numbers plus the Additional Number.

The final prize division – the eighth division – carries odds of 1 in just 61 for matching just 3 of the main numbers.

Record Jackpots…

The record jackpot won on the German Lottery was a massive EUR 43 Million which was won on the Lotto in December 2007 on a ticket given away free by a national newspaper.

Prior to this, the biggest jackpot on the German Lotto was EUR 37.6 Million which was won on October 7th 2006.

How Are Jackpots Paid?

If you are the lucky winner of a German Lottery jackpot, you ill be paid your winnings in the form of a cash lump sum. All German National Lottery prizes are paid out as cash.

If you have won a prize on the German Lotto of more than EUR 5000, you will be notified in writing.

Of course, if you are playing the German Lotto with a recognized lottery ticket sales company such as TheLotter you will automatically be paid your prize money directly into your bank account when you play lottery online.

How Germany Benefits…

Proceeds from the German Lottery go towards funding numerous good causes within Germany benefitting both the Federal republic and its people.

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