About Lotto 6aus49

About Lotto 6aus49

Lotto 6aus49 is one of the most popular lottery games in Germany, with a long and storied history. It can be traced all the way back to 1955 when 4 German states partnered to manage this popular German lotto game. Today Lotto 6aus49 is offered by the Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) which is made up of 16 different lotteries from various regions in Germany.

The game’s format changed from 7/38 to 6/49 in June 1986, and in May 2013, the Super Number, caled Superzahl was introduced, thus improving the chances of winning any prize from 1 in 54 to 1 in 31.

As the name suggests Lotto 6Aus49 translates to 6 out of 49. It is only after the six balls have been drawn that the last ball, Superzahl, is drawn.

The Lotto 6Aus49 does not have a fixed location where the numbers are drawn. The drawing system is cyclic and jumps through the cities of Bayern, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and many other German cities.

At first Lotto 6Aus49 only had one draw per week on Saturdays. The Wednesday draw was introduced in 1982.

How to play

The game is played by picking six numbers from 1 to 49 and one Super Number, from 0 to 9.

You can buy tickets in Germany, or play Lotto 6aus49 online.

Draw time

Wednesday at 6:25pm and Saturday at 7:25pm Eastern Standard Time

Notable Jackpots

Jackpot
€45.3 million
Date
December 2007
Winner
Three (3) anonymous winners
Jackpot
€42.6 million
Date
October 2020
Winner
Anonymous
Jackpot
€37.7 million
Date
October 2006
Winner
Anonymous
Jackpot
€17.7 million
Date
March 2009
Winner
Syndicate group

Odds and Prizes

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 139,838,160.

Tier
1
Match
6 + Superzahl
Odds of Winning
1 in 139,838,160
% of Prize Pool
12.80%
Tier
2
Match
Match 6
Odds of Winning
1 in 15,537,573
% of Prize Pool
10%
Tier
3
Match
5 + Superzahl
Odds of Winning
1 in 542,008
% of Prize Pool
5%
Tier
4
Match
Match 5
Odds of Winning
1 in 60,223
% of Prize Pool
15%
Tier
5
Match
4 + Superzahl
Odds of Winning
1 in 10,234
% of Prize Pool
5%
Tier
6
Match
Match 4
Odds of Winning
1 in 1,147
% of Prize Pool
10%
Tier
7
Match
3 + Superzahl
Odds of Winning
1 in 567
% of Prize Pool
10%
Tier
8
Match
Match 3
Odds of Winning
1 in 63
% of Prize Pool
45%
Tier
9
Match
2 + Superzahl
Odds of Winning
1 in 76
% of Prize Pool
Fixed amount*