The German Lottery, or German Lotto, has been in existence for more than half a century. It is run and managed by the Deutscher Lotto-und Totoblock, more commonly referred to as the DLTB.
The DLTB represents 16 independent national lottery companies operating in a collaborative partnership that operates in the German states. This partnership is known as the Lotteriegesellschaften, and each separate member of this collaboration functions independently of the others.
These 16 independent national lottery companies take turns every three years in running the Deutscher Lotto-und Totoblock, which includes taking over the presidency of the partnership as well as the chair.
There are several different games offered to players by the German Lottery. These include:
- German Lotto
Of these games, by far the most popular is the German Lotto!
The German Lotto “6 aus 49” is the hands-on favorite of the German people, besides being popular all around the world.
First played in 1974, the German Lotto is one of the most lucrative and richest games of all the European lotteries, paying out an awesome 2.8 billion Euros to lucky winners every year!
It is considered to be the flagship game offered by the German National Lottery.
German Lotto is a lotto jackpot, draw style, roll over game with an average jackpot grand prize of 5.24 million Euros. A roll over jackpot is one that increases in value every time a drawing is held without a winner.
The German Lotto drawings are held bi-weekly, each Saturday and Wednesday evening.
The German Lotto uses what is known as a double matrix. This double matrix consists of 6/49 and 1/10, which simply means that a player must choose six numbers out of 49 possible numbers plus an additional, extra number from a pool of numbers from one to ten.
When the game is played and the drawing is held, the six main numbers are the first to be drawn. Following the draw of the six main numbers, the extra 1/10 number is drawn. This extra number is called a Super Number.
This Super Number is the one used in the top jackpot prize category, along with the additional prize categories three, five and seven.
In other words, if a player matches all six of the main numbers as well as the additional Super Number---he or she is the lucky winner of the German Lotto jackpot prize!
You must be at least 18 years old to play. Until the internet came along, the German Lotto was restricted to those who resided in Germany. However, you may now purchase tickets online at a reputable online lottery website no matter where you live.
The German Lotto is inexpensive to play! You pay only $.75 Euros for each game row.
Compared to many other national lotteries around the globe, the German Lotto has good odds. You have eight different ways to win, so there are lots of winning players every draw!
Your odds of winning the top jackpot prize in German Lotto are approximately 1 in 139.83 million.
To date, the biggest jackpot prize of the German Lotto, a whopping $43 million Euros, was won in December of 2007. The runner-up to this record breaking jackpot was $37.6 million Euros in 2006.
The record breaking 2007 German Lotto jackpot was won on a free ticket given away by a national newspaper!
Buy your lottery tickets online now for a chance to win the German Lotto!