Lotto 6aus49Lotto 6aus49 is a large national German lottery. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The jackpot is always €1 million or more on Wednesdays and always €2 million or more on Saturdays. Several lottery tickets can have the winning jackpot number, in which case the jackpot is shared.

Lotto 6aus49 was established in 1955, and has been managed by the Deutscher Lotto-und Totoblock (DLTB) since 1974. DLTB represents 16 individual lotteries from various regions of the country.

Participating in Lotto 6aus49

You start by selecting six main numbers from the span 1 – 49.

You then select one Superzahl number from the span 1 – 9.

There is a total of nine prize tiers. To win something at the lowest prize tier, you only need to match two main numbers + the Superzahl number.

Prize tier


Odds of Winning


Match 6 main numbers + the Superzahl number

1 in 139,838,160


Match 6

1 in 15,537,573


Match 5 main numbers + the Superzahl number

1 in 542,008


Match 5

1 in 60,223


Match 4 main numbers + the Superzahl number

1 in 10,324


Match 4

1 in 1,147


Match 3 main numbers + the Superzahl number

1 in 567


Match 3

1 in 63


Match 2 main numbers + the Superzahl number

1 in 76


Each Wednesday and Saturday, a 6aus49 draw will take place. The Wednesday draw starts at 18:25 CET and the Saturday draw starts at 19:25 CET.

Lotto6aus49In the years 1982 – 2013 the draws were held in Frankfurt. Since then, the draws have been held in Saarbrücken, a city located near the French border. Each 6aus49 draw used to be broadcast live on the ARD TV channel, but the viewership dwindled and the live show was replaced with a simple announcement. If you want to view the draw live, you can do that on

First, six numbers are drawn (out of 49 numbered standard balls).

Then, an additional ball (out of nine numbered bonus balls) is drawn. This ball is the Superzahl (super number). The nine balls from which the Superzahl is drawn are in a separate drum.

To win the 6aus49 jackpot, you must get the six main numbers + the Superzahl number right.

The jackpot

If the jackpot isn’t won during a draw, it will rollover to bolster a future 6aus49 jackpot.

There is a cap; no more than 13 consecutive rollovers are allowed to take place. If the jackpot isn’t won after 13 consecutive rollovers, there will be no 14th rollover. Instead, the jackpot money will be distributed among the 2nd prize winners.

Notable wins

  • In December 2007, a Lotto 6aus49 jackpot of €43 382 458 was shared by three winning tickets.
  • In October 2006, a jackpot of €37 688 292 was won by a single ticket.