Germany 6/49 Lotto
6/49 Lotto is Germany’s most popular lottery and is famous for making more millionaires than any other lottery in Germany. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday night. In fact, 6/49 Lotto pays out over €5 billion in prizes every year! There’s a guaranteed minimum jackpot prize of €1 million on Wednesday and that doubles to €2 million for the Saturday draw. There are 9 prize divisions and the uncapped jackpot can rollover upto 13 times which means rollovers can result in huge jackpots. 6/49 Lotto’s record jackpot payout is €45.3 million (approx. $64 million). If the jackpot isn’t won after 13 draws, it rolls down to the second prize division. There are also bonus games in addition to the regular draw. Two raffle games drawn on Wednesday and three drawn on Saturdays, giving players even more ways to win.
How to Play
For 6/49 Lotto, numbers are drawn from 2 machines. Firstly, one machine contains 49 balls numbered from 1 to 49 of which six balls are drawn. Another machine contains 9 ‘Super’ balls numbered from 1 to 9 of which one ball is drawn. In a standard game, players choose six numbers from the first range of 1 to 49 and one ‘Super’ ball number from the second range of 1 to 9. To win the jackpot, a player must correctly guess all six standard numbers as well as the ‘Super’ ball.
As with many European lotteries, prizes are tax-free.
Odds of Winning
Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 64, and the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 125,854,344.