German Lotto Help and FAQs

The national lottery of Germany was first held in October 1955. It is one of the most popular lotteries in Europe and it is also known as 6Aus49, which roughly means “6 out of 49”, referring to the way it is played. Below you may find a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions about German Lotto. If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, contact us - we’ll be more than happy to help!

Where and when do German Lotto draws take place?

Draws for German Lotto take place in Saarbrücken, Germany, every Wednesday and Saturday at 19:25 CET (18:25 GMT/BST).

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I’m not a German resident. Can I still play German Lotto?

Here at, you have the opportunity to bet on German Lotto. This is similar to purchasing a lottery ticket, but the difference is that you will be betting on the outcome of the lottery rather than playing the lottery itself. You can still win the same prize amounts, even the jackpot!

How do I bet on German Lotto?

Betting on the national German lottery is easy! All you have to do is head over to our German Lotto page and follow these simple steps:

1. Select 6 numbers from 1-49 and 1 bonus Superzahl number between 0-9

2. Complete as many entries as you like and finalise your transaction

Can I subscribe to German Lotto?

Yes, you can! You can choose to subscribe to German Lotto before you finalise your transaction by selecting the subscription option. In this way, your numbers will be automatically submitted for you in every draw, so you will never miss a German Lotto draw!

I’m not sure if I won a German Lotto prize. What do I do to check?

To check if you have won a prize in German lotto, you may compare the numbers you submitted (which may be found in your account) to the winning numbers in our results page. We make sure to update this page right after every German Lotto draw. However, you do not have to check your numbers every time you play - when you win a prize we will send you an email to let you know! To win the jackpot, you will need to match all 6 main numbers and the Superzahl number. You can also win other prizes along the prize tiers - check out the prize table below.

What are the odds of winning a prize in German Lotto?

German Lotto has a total of 9 prize tiers, all with different odds and ways of winning. The value of the jackpot and the rest of the prizes depends on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners for a particular prize tier. If there are multiple winners for any given prize tier, the prize is split equally between the winners. Have a look at the German Lotto prize table below for more information.

MatchOdds of WinningEstimated Percentage of Prize Fund *
6 + SZ1:139,838,16012.8%
5 + SZ1:542,0085%
4 + SZ1:10,3245%
3 + SZ1:56710%
2 + SZ1:76Fixed €5

* The amounts shown above have been taken from the official German Lotto lottery prize breakdown. prize amounts are calculated in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Is there a minimum or maximum jackpot amount in German Lotto?

The minimum jackpot amount is €1 million, but there is no capping on the German Lotto jackpot! If the jackpot is not won, it continues to roll over to the next draws until someone wins the jackpot.

What was the biggest German Lotto jackpot that was won?

Three lucky players snatched a massive €45.5 million in December of 2007. How amazing is that?