(German Christmas Lottery)
The Deutsche Weihnachtslotterie is a popular Christmas raffle that offers a grand prize of €400,000. The draw takes place on 26th December and gives away over 31,000 prizes in all. Find out all about the German Christmas Lottery on this page, including how to play and what you can win.
Tickets & Draw Times
The next draw will take place on Wednesday 26th December 2019, commencing at around 16:00 CET. The winning numbers will be available to view on the Results page shortly after the draw has taken place.
How to Play
Each player receives a ticket that consists of a five-digit number combination between 00000 and 99999, meaning there are 100,000 tickets available in every draw. It is similar to Spain’s famous El Gordo de Navidad draw, except in the Deutsche Weihnachtslotterie there is only one series of tickets for sale each year, so once the 100,000 entries are sold, that’s it until the next year. Tickets cost €20 each.
Multiple winning combinations will then be drawn in the Deutsche Weihnachtslotterie and players can win prizes by matching all or some of the winning digits. One code will be drawn for each of the top three prizes; whoever has the matching code on their ticket – meaning all the same numbers in the same order – wins the corresponding prize. Another 66 winning codes will be drawn for the category 7 prizes.
Prizes & Odds
The top six prizes are named after figures from the Nativity. In addition to these prizes, players can also win by matching certain digits in the three codes drawn, or having the next consecutive ticket number. There are 13 prize categories in all; the table below lists all the prizes available, as well as the method and odds of winning them:
|Prize Tier||Total Number of Prizes||Prize Value||How to Win||Odds of Winning|
|1 - Christkind||1||€400,000||Match the five-digit code exactly||1 in 100,000|
|2 - Maria||1||€50,000||Match the five-digit code exactly||1 in 100,000|
|3 - Josef||1||€25,000||Match the five-digit code exactly||1 in 100,000|
|4 - Kaspar||2||€10,000||Match neighbouring 'Christkind' codes||1 in 50,000|
|5 - Melchior||2||€5,000||Match neighbouring 'Maria' codes||1 in 50,000|
|6 - Nikolaus||2||€2,500||Match neighbouring 'Josef' codes||1 in 50,000|
|7||66||€1,000||Match one of the 66 other winning codes drawn||1 in 1,515|
|8||9||€1,000||Match the final four digits of the 'Christkind' code||1 in 1,010|
|9||99||€500||Match the final three digits of the 'Christkind' code||1 in 100|
|10||999||€50||Match the final two digits of the 'Christkind' code||1 in 10|
|11||9999||€20||Match the final digit of the 'Christkind' code||1 in 10|
|12||9999||€10||Match the final digit -1 of the 'Christkind' code||1 in 10|
|13||9999||€10||Match the final digit +1 of the 'Christkind' code||1 in 10|