The Official German Lotto


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German Lotto

With its guaranteed minimum jackpots, 2 draws per week and the fact that it pays out more individual cash prizes than any other national lottery, the German Lotto has plenty of fans all over the world. It’s one of Europe’s biggest weekly lotteries with jackpots starting at €1.3 million for Wednesday’s draw and €2.6 million on Saturday. But they don’t stop there—rollovers often push the jackpots much, much higher.

All that adds up to the German Lotto paying out more than €3.6 billion in prize money a year, making it one of Europe’s biggest lottos. The German Lotto’s record jackpot was approximately €45.4 million. This lotto’s prize structure and rapid rollovers make it a game to watch—and play, again and again.

German Lotto Key Facts

Draw Days

  •  Mon
  •  Tue
  •  Wed
  •  Thu
  •  Fri
  •  Sat
  •  Sun

Minimum Jackpot

€1.3 Million (Wednesday) / €2.6 Million (Saturday)

Record Jackpot

€45.4 Million

Draw Format

You need to pick 6 numbers from between 1 and 49, plus 1 Bonus Number from between 0 and 9. The bonus number is drawn separately. If you match all 7 numbers, you’re a jackpot winner. If you match fewer than 7 numbers, you are still eligible for other cash prizes.


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German Lotto FAQs

  •   What is German Lotto?

    The German Lotto is among the richest of Europe’s weekly national lottos. Its 2 draws each week have minimum guaranteed jackpots, and big-money rollover jackpots are a regular feature of this popular game. The record jackpot of about €45.4 million was won in 2007 by 3 lucky lotto winners. The German Lotto is a favourite with lottery players around the world.

  •   How does it work?

    Choose 6 numbers from 1 to 49 then pick a single Bonus Number from 0 to 9. The Bonus Number is drawn separately from the main numbers. You must match all 7 numbers to win the jackpot. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!

  •   What does it pay?

    The jackpot usually kicks off around €1.3 million for Wednesday’s draw and €2.6 million for Saturday’s draw. Because jackpots often roll over, they can grow quickly to multi-millions.

  •   What happens after buying a Ticket?

    Once you’ve placed your order, we will email your confirmation. Your German Lotto Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local office who will send your numbers directly to your email. The originals will be stored in a security deposit box by our auditors for your security.

  •   How much does it cost to play?

    The exact price of your German Lotto ticket depends on how many lines you’d like to play and how many draws you want to play for. Remember, the price you pay includes all our service fees and taxes. We do not charge any deductions or commissions of any kind. You keep everything you win.

  •   When is the deadline for buying Tickets?

    The deadline for buying your tickets is usually around 5 hours before the draw itself. The amount of time you have left is clearly shown on the website. We recommend that you order in plenty of time if you don’t want to miss out.

  •   What are the odds?

    Your odds of winning the top prize in German Lotto are 1-in-139,000,000.

    Prize Hits Odds
    1st (jackpot) 6 + 1 1 in 139838160
    2nd 6 1 in 15537573
    3rd 5 + 1 1 in 542008
    4th 5 1 in 60223
    5th 4 + 1 1 in 10324
    6th 4 1 in 1147
    7th 3 + 1 1 in 567
    8th 3 1 in 63
    9th 2 + 1 1 in 76
  •   How do I know if I have won?

    After the draw the winning numbers and the prizes for each category will be announced by German Lotto. As soon as we get this information, it will be communicated via email and, if you have won a major prize, we will contact you directly as soon as we can. All results can also be viewed on our website.

  •   What happens when I win?

    All prizes won that are below $600 will be claimed on your behalf and credited to your BuyLottoOnline account. Any prizes won above this level are handled on a case by case basis according to the rules of the individual lottery. Wherever possible BuyLottoOnline will claim the prize money on your behalf. If you prefer to handle your own claim or local rules prevent us from claiming the prize on your behalf, we will facilitate getting the winning ticket to you and our lottery winners support team will assist you in making the claim. We have had over 192,000 winners from 118 different countries throughout the world with players winning anything from $8 prizes up to $1 million jackpots.


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Why play German Lotto?  

  •  It’s a leader among national lotteries for individual cash prize payouts.
  •  Its annual prize payouts run into the billions.
  •  It has minimum guaranteed jackpots for each draw.