The German Lotto 6Aus49 is Germany’s national lottery of Germany which is very popular in Germany. The title of the lottery 6Aus49 can be confusing but it simply means 6/49 which is the way this lottery is played. The lottery has been available for over 5 decades with the first draw having been conducted in October 1955 and the rest is history. The other reason why this lottery is very popular is because it is a very lucrative lottery which pays out an estimated €2 billion in prizes and the record jackpot in this lottery is a staggering 45.38 million, which is a very big sum of money. Missing out on the jackpot prize is not such a big deal because there are 9 prize categories, so the chances of winning are very high.
The German Lotto 6Aus49 does not have a jackpot cap so the jackpot amount can reach very high figures but please note that there is a rollover limit. What happens is that if there are no jackpot winners after 13 consecutive rollovers, the jackpot will then be awarded to the 2nd prize tier winners. If there are no winners in those prize categories, the jackpot prize is distributed to the next prize tier winners even up to the 9th place. The jackpot has a minimum of €1 million, which means it will never go below this amount so you are guaranteed to be a millionaire if you win this lottery.
The Germany Lotto is quite easy to play, since we have already established that it is a 6/49 lottery, you are required to select 6 numbers from numbers 1 – 49 and then a bonus ball which is referred to as the ‘Superzahl’ from number 1-9. When making your selections, you can either opt to select the numbers yourself or you can make use of the QuickPick option, whereby a computer system randomly selects the numbers for you, and contrary to popular belief, none of the two options is more important than the other.
When are the draws conducted?
The draws for the Germany Lotto 6Aus49 take place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday at 18:25 CET and 19:25 CET respectively.
Who can bet on the German Lotto 6Aus49?
The Germany Lotto 6Aus49 can be played by anyone irrespective of whether or not you are a German resident. In order for you to play the German Lotto 6Aus49, you can buy the tickets online from any licensed German vendor.
What are the odds of winning the German Lotto 6Aus49?
This lottery is not an easy one but the fact that it has been won before must give you hope, the odds of winning the jackpot are a staggering 1 in 139 million, below is a list of 6Aus49 odds for all the 9 categories:
Jackpot (6+1) = 1 in 139.838.160
Second (6) = 1 in 15.537.573
Third (5+1) = 1 in 542.008
Fourth (5) = 1 in 60.223
Fifth (4+1) = 1 in 10.324
Sixth (4) = 1 in 1.147
Seventh (3+1) = 1 in 567
Eighth (3) = 1 in 63
Ninth (2+1) = 1 in 76