German Lotto 6 aus 49 FAQs

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Learn everything you need to know about the German Lotto before you play, from the minimum jackpot amount to the next draw time!

Question: When are Lotto 6 aus 49 draws held?

Answer: Wednesday draws for Lotto 6 aus 49 are held at 18.25 CET and the Saturday draws are conducted at 19.25 CET. If you’re in Germany, you can watch the televised draws on local channels in your area.

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Question: When is the cut-off for buying Lotto 6 aus 49 tickets?

Answer: Ticket sales for Lotto 6 aus 49 draw close at 18.00 CET on Wednesday and at 19.00 CET on Saturday. If you bought tickets through a concierge service, you may need to complete your purchase earlier to avoid missing out on that evening’s draw!

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Question: I want to play Lotto 6 aus 49 but I don't live in Germany. What do I do?

Answer: Living outside Germany doesn’t mean that you’re barred from playing Lotto 6 aus 49. You can use a dedicated concierge service to purchase tickets online. Simply place your order and make a payment - an agent based in Germany will buy the ticket for you and send a scanned copy to your account. If you win, they’ll email you soon after the draw is finished.

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Question: How old do I have to be to play German Lotto?

Answer: All Lotto 6 aus 49 players, whether they live in Germany or abroad, must be at least 18 years old.

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Question: What are the odds of winning the Lotto 6 aus 49 jackpot?

Answer: The odds of winning the top Lotto 6 aus 49 prize are 1 in 139,838,160.

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Question: What are the odds of winning any Lotto 6 aus 49 prize?

Answer: The odds of winning any Lotto 6 aus 49 prize are 1 in 31.

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Question: Will I need to pay taxes on any Lotto 6 aus 49 prize I might win?

Answer: Lottery winnings in Germany are tax-free, but players who won a Lotto 6 aus 49 prize after buying tickets via a concierge will need to get in touch with a tax official in their area to determine if they owe any local taxes on their windfall.

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Question: When do Lotto 6 aus 49 prizes expire?

Answer: Lotto 6 aus 49 prizes don’t last forever - you’ll have 13 weeks from the date of the draw to make a claim. Buying tickets through a concierge reduces the risk that you’ll miss the deadline and lose your winnings, as you will be notified straight away if you’re a winner!

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Question: Is there a minimum jackpot for Lotto 6 aus 49?

Answer: The minimum jackpot for a regular Wednesday draw is €1 million, while the minimum jackpot for a Saturday draw is €3 million.

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Question: Does Lotto 6 aus 49 have a jackpot cap or rollover limit?

Answer: The Lotto 6 aus 49 jackpot can roll over for twelve draws. If no player matches all six main numbers and the Superzahl in the thirteenth draw, then the money set aside for the top prize will be rolled down and distributed among players in the next winning prize tier.

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Question: What was the value of the highest Lotto 6 aus 49 jackpot ever won?

Answer: In December 2007, three ticket holders split a top prize of €45.3 million, the biggest Lotto 6 aus 49 jackpot to date!

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Question: When will the next Lotto 6 aus 49 draw take place?

Answer: Wednesday 24th May 2017 .

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Question: What is the current value of the Lotto 6 aus 49 jackpot?

Answer: The next German Lotto jackpot is €19,000,000

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a Lotto 6 aus 49 ticket?

Answer: A single ticket costs €1 plus a 0.50 € processing fee.

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