For decades 6 aus 49, the German Lotto, has enjoyed its status as the most popular lottery in Germany. The name literally translates as six out of 49. So once you know the name of the game you already know how to bet on it – how’s that for German efficiency?
Once the six numbers from 1 to 49 are drawn another bonus ball is drawn. This number corresponds to your game numbers. There are also up to three bonus games; with two raffle games drawn on Wednesdays and three drawn on Saturdays, for even more ways to win.
Draw Day Draw Time Record Jackpot Jackpot Odds Prize Divisions Cost Standard Game
Wednesday & Sunday 5.25pm GMT/6.25pm GMT approx. $66.9 million 1 : 139,838,160 9 $2
How Much Does it Cost?
A basic six number game cost just $2 for a chance to win from a total of nine prize divisions. The added raffle games cost extra, ranging in price from $2 to $4.
When Is the German Lotto Draw?
The 6 aus 49 German Lotto draw takes place each Wednesday at 6.25pm German time (5.25pm GMT) and Saturday at 7.25pm German time (6.25pm GMT). You can find the latest as well as previous Winning Numbers on our German Lotto Results page.
Is There a Difference Between the Wednesday and Saturday Draws?
No. Besides the fact that the Saturday draw is held an hour later than the Wednesday draw there is no difference in terms of numbers drawn or odds of winning, the draw mechanics are exactly the same. The only real difference to note is that the GlückSpirale bonus game is only drawn on Saturdays.
How Do I Bet on the German Lotto?
To be on the German Lotto pick six numbers from a range of 1 to 49 inclusive by clicking inside the numbered grid on the main game area, or click the “Quicky +1” button for a random number selection. A simple six-number selection like this will cost you just $2. You can have up to twelve games at a time.
How Important Is the Game Number and How Is it Determined?
The game number is an integral part of the German Lotto. On the physical printed tickets that they sell in Germany you will find this number pre-printed. They act much like the tickets serial number and influence both the main game and the three bonus games.
At Lottoland we use the same number set and random number generation algorithm used on German Lotto tickets for our digital game slips. These are also independently audited to ensure they provide precisely the same number range and odds at all times.
How Does the Bonus Ball Work?
The Bonus Ball is drawn after the primary six numbers of the main lotto draw are drawn. The Bonus Ball is required to win the German Lotto jackpot and the number corresponds to the last number of your game number.
One advantageous option that Lottoland offers, that physical ticket players in Germany can’t avail of, is the ability to select the last digit of your game number. So, in other words, if you do want to change your Bonus Ball number you can.
How Does the Spiel77 Extra Game Work?
Spiel77 – or Game77 in English – is the first of three available raffle draws. The game corresponds to all seven digits of your game number and the numbers must not only match, they also need to be in the same order as the drawn numbers to win.
Match all seven in the right order to hit the rolling jackpot, which starts at a minimum of €177,777 (approx. $264,700) and, with rollovers, often exceeds one or two million. There are also six other prize divisions to be won, with fixed values. Second prize is won by matching the last six numbers in the right order, to win €77,777 (approx. $115,800).
How Does the Super6 Extra Game Work?
Super6 works in pretty much the same way as Spiel77, but only six numbers are drawn. These numbers correspond to the last six digits on your bet slip. Once again you need to match the right numbers and they must be in the same sequence as those drawn. There are six fixed value prizes, starting with a guaranteed jackpot of €100,000 (approx. $148,900).
What Is the GlückSpirale?
The GlückSpirale (literally translated as “lucky spiral”) is the last of the three German Lotto bonus games. The draw takes place on Saturdays only, so players should note that if they enable the GlückSpirale option for a Wednesday draw they will, in fact, add this option for the upcoming Saturday draw.
As with the other two bonus games the GlückSpirale is based upon your game number and you must match both the numbers and the order of their drawing to win. Simply matching the last number on the GlückSpirale will win you €10 (approx. $15). All prize divisions have fixed values. Getting the last six numbers in the correct order will win you €100,000 (approx. $148,900).
Most exciting of all, however, if you’re lucky enough to match all seven numbers you will win a monthly prize of €7,500 (approx. $11,170) paid out each and every month for life. Just the option if you’re looking for an easy and early retirement!