How to play German Lotto
Select six numbers from 1 to 49 and a Superzahl number from 0 to 9. In the draw, six numbers are drawn from one machine (containing 1 to 49) and the Superzahl is drawn from a second machine (containing 0-9). To win the jackpot you must match all six main numbers and the Superzahl number. Jackpots start at €1 million on a Wednesday or €3 million on a Saturday and, if there are no jackpot winners, it rolls over to the next draw.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Average Prize|
|6 numbers and the Superzahl number||1 in 139,838,160||€13,077,466|
|6 numbers||1 in 15,537,573||€1,274,918|
|5 numbers and the Superzahl number||1 in 542,008||€16,292|
|5 numbers||1 in 60,223||€4,082|
|4 numbers and the Superzahl number||1 in 10,234||€189|
|4 numbers||1 in 1,147||€51|
|3 numbers and the Superzahl number||1 in 567||€21|
|3 numbers||1 in 63||€11|
|2 numbers and the Superzahl number||1 in 76||€6|
|Overall odds of winning a prize in Lotto 6aus49 are 1 in 31.|
The first German Lotto draw was held on 9th October 1955, making it one of the longest-running European lotteries.
The biggest German Lotto jackpot was won in December 2007. Three tickets split a prize of €45.3 million.
The largest German Lotto jackpot awarded to a single player was worth €42.5 million and was won in October 2020 by a player from Baden-Württemberg.
The jackpot can reach a maximum of €45 million before it must be won.