Commonly known as ‘German Lotto’, this popular lottery game is based in Europe with its roots firmly entrenched in Germany. A brief history of this lottery is that it was first played in 1955 and later joined the Deutscher Lotto-und Totoblock (DLTB) upon its 1974 establishment. This well-established lottery game has gained a sleek reputation of being the most popular lotto game in Germany, 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!
- HOW DO I PLAY LOTTO 6 AUS 49?
This lotto game makes use of the popular 6/49 draw format, but with a slight twist – players need to select 6 main numbers out of a range of numbered 1-49 balls. The ‘slight twist’ here being that, once the main draw has concluded, another draw is conducted for a single ‘bonus ball’ known as the Super Number or ‘Superzahl’ from a separate numbered 0-9 range of balls. A jackpot is achieved once a player matches all six numbers as well as the bonus Superzahl number (which gets selected by the player via the Play Block).
A bonus Superzahl match increases a player’s chance of a placing or even winning, in as many as nine of the game’s prize tiers. To qualify for the lowest prize tier placement, a minimum match of two correct numbers, as well as the correct bonus Superzahl number, is required.
The German Lotto draws take place twice a week; every Wednesday at 18h25 CET, as well as every Saturday at 18h25 CET. The live draw was accompanied by a broadcast from 1982 to 2013 on ARD TV; due to a lack of viewership, however, announcements are made on national television before the evening news. Draw location has also since been changed from Frankfurt to Saarbrücken, Germany. Players who still wish to view the lottery draw live may do so by visiting the official German National lottery website and catching a live stream as well as archived draws online.
The biggest jackpot win ever recorded in the German Lotto has been a colossal €45,382,458 won in December 2007 by three fortunate winning ticket holders. The biggest single grand jackpot win was awarded in October 2006 and consisted of an equally astounding €37,688,292!
The Lotto 6 aus 49 draws take place twice a week – Wednesdays at 18h25 CET, as well as Saturdays at 18h25 CET. Complying with the lottery standard, Lotto 6 aus 49 offers a guaranteed minimum mid-week jackpot prize of €1,000,000 as well as double that (€2,000,000) for the weekend lucky draws. The lucrative German Lotto employs a rollover cap which allows unclaimed jackpot prizes to continuously roll over for a total of thirteen times. In the event that the draws have not produced a winner within the thirteen rollovers, the jackpot is automatically forfeited by the top prize tier and is instead evenly distributed among players of the subsequent second prize tier.