German Lotto 6/49
German Lotto 6/49, also known as Lotto 6 aus 49, is among the longest-running European lottery games, having held its first draw on October 1955. The game is now operated by Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock, a conglomeration of 16 regional lottery operators in Germany. All these lotteries takes turns conducting the team, with a brand new leader carrying every 3 years.
German Lotto pulls were held once a week on Saturdays, but in 1982 that a Wednesday draw was added to the schedule. The matrix of the game was changed from 7/38 to 6/49 in June 1986 and additional rule changes were made in May 2013, when the Superzahl, which works like the Powerball in the United States lottery game, was added. This improved the odds of winning a prize, going from a general 1 in 54 to 1 in 31.
The Best Way to Play German Lotto 6/49
German Lotto is a straightforward game; players purchase their tickets also select six numbers from 1 to 49 plus a bonus number, known as a Superzahl, from 0 to 9, which is chosen throughout the draw from another machine.
Winning German Lotto Prizes
Prizes are handed out to players who fit as few as two main numbers and the Superzahl. If you would like to snap up the top prize, then you’ll have to match all six main numbers drawn and also the Superzahl. Visit the Lotto Prizes page to understand more about exactly how – and what – you can win.
Spiel 77 is a supplementary game played alongside German Lotto 6/49. Players opt in to the game on their ticket and pay an additional charge. A arbitrary seven-digit number is made on the ticket, the last number of which acts as the Superzahl to the main draw. If a player matches some or some of those numbers in order, they could win amazing cash prizes. The Spiel 77 jackpot is always worth a minimum of euro;177,777 and may increase in value if no one manages to fit the numbers drawn in their specific order.
Very similar to Spiel 77, Super 6 is a side game which players may add to their ticket. The same seven-digit number generated for Spiel 77 is used but the first number is disregarded. Matching the numbers in the sequence they were generated could net you some fantastic prizes, from €2.50 only for fitting the final number to €100,000 for matching all six in order.
Selecting German Lotto Numbers Online
If you live in Germany, then you can purchase tickets in-person from a licensed retailer or on-line through your regional lottery. Overseas players may choose their numbers on-line to win some one of the prizes on offer in every German Lotto draw.