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This week's millions!
26
Feb
2024
Powerball
€ 391.000.000
27
Feb
2024
Eurojackpot
€ 10.000.000
27
Feb
2024
Euromillions
€ 26.000.000
27
Feb
2024
Mega Millions
€ 563.000.000
27
Feb
2024
SuperEnaLotto
€ 66.700.000
28
Feb
2024
German Lotto
€ 11.000.000
29
Feb
2024
La Primitiva
Result pending..
03
Mar
2024
el Gordo
€ 9.600.000
22 February 2016
 

German Lotto

Residents of Germany can participate in various lotteries. In addition to the national 6 out of 49, which can be played in various provinces, the NKL Lottery and SKL Millions Show are also available. Germany is also one of the countries that make up the EuroJackpot. ELS Lotto has compiled a list with the necessary information.

Germany and the Major European Lotteries

The EuroJackpot is one of Europe’s largest lotteries. EuroJackpot was established in 2012. Six countries - the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Slovenia - started this lottery. Later on, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia also joined the organization of this transnational lottery.

The EuroJackpot is a “double pool” lottery. This means two drawings are held to decide the winner of the jackpot. The winning numbers (5 out of 50) are drawn first. Then both bonus numbers (2 out of 10) are drawn. Both drawings take place in Helsinki, Finland every Friday evening.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 95,344,200. The jackpot can reach 90 million euros. It was won only once in the history of this lottery. Champagne corks popped somewhere in the Czech Republic on May 15, 2015!

German National Lottery

Germany has a long history of lottery participation. The German Klassenlotterie was organized for the first time in Leipzig in 1697. Over the years, the system was split in two by the GKL (Gemeinsame Klassenlotterie). The Süddeutsche Klassenlotterie (SKL) was established in 1947, and one year later in Hamburg, the Nordwestdeutsche Klassenlotterie (NKL) was founded.

The difference with German Lotto 6 out of 49 is that prizes are guaranteed by the government. You can participate through NKL (Hamburg) and SKL (Bavaria). Detailed information about these lotteries is listed below.

NKL Lottery

The NKL Lottery has six categories for which a sub-drawing takes place every month. It has two start dates per year. Tickets can be bought in whole lots (1/1) through 1/16. You can improve your odds for the same price by purchasing multiple partial lots, thought that does mean you will have a smaller share of any winnings, which only makes sense. The NKL lottery starts on April 1 and October 1 of each year.

The SKL Lottery - SKL Millions Show

Just like the NKL Lottery, the SKL Lottery is played twice a year. It starts on June 1 and December 1. This class lottery also has monthly drawings, and the grand prize is 16 million euros.

German Lotto 6 aus 49

The German Lotto 6 aus 49 is the most popular and largest lottery in the country. The concept is simple: choose 6 numbers out of a possible 49, as well as one Superzahl (Super Number) - this is an extra number between 1 and 9. You can play through lotto.de and the various official lotteries of each province. The following is a list of provinces in alphabetical order:

Baden-Württemberg

Staatlichen Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg

Bayern

Staatliche Lotterieverwaltung in Bayern

Berlin

Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin (DKLB)

Brandenburg

Lotto Brandenburg

Bremen

Bremer Toto und Lotto GmbH

Hamburg

Lotto Hamburg

Hessen

Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Hessen

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

Lotto und Toto in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH

Niedersachsen

Lotto Niedersachsen

Noordrhein Westfalen

Offizielle Lotteriegesellschaft für NRW - Noordrhein Westfalen

Rhineland-Palatinate

Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH

Saarland

Saarland-Sporttoto GmbH

Saxony

Sächsische LOTTO-GmbH

Schleswig-Holstein

NordwestLotto Schleswig-Holstein

Thuringia

Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Thüringen