The German Lotto draws take place twice a week; every Wednesday at 18h25 CET, as well as every Saturday at 19h25 CET. The live draw was accompanied by a broadcast from 1982 to 2013 on ARD TV; due to a lack of vierwership, however, announcements are made on national television before the evening news. Draw location has also since been changed from Frankfurt to Saarbrücken, Germany. Players who still wish to view the lottery draw live may do so by visiting https://www.lotto.de/de/ergebnisse/lotto-6aus49/live-ziehung.html and catching a livestream as well as archived draws online. Tickets for the German Lotto 6aus49 are purchased by agents in Frankfurt, Germany.
The biggest jackpot win ever recorded in the German Lotto has been a colossal €45,382,458 won in December 2007 by three fortunate winning ticket holders. The biggest single grand jackpot win was awarded in October 2006 and consisted of an equally astounding €37,688,292!
The Lotto 6 aus 49 draws take place twice a week – Wednesdays at 18h25 CET, as well as Saturdays at 19h25 CET. Complying with the lottery standard, Lotto 6 aus 49 offers a guaranteed minimum mid-week jackpot prize of €1,000,000 as well as double that (€2,000,000) for the weekend lucky draws. The lucrative German Lotto employs a rollover cap which allows unclaimed jackpot prizes to continuously rollover for a total of thirteen times. In the event that the draws have not produced a winner within the thirteen rollovers, the jackpot is automatically forfeited by the top prize tier and is instead evenly distributed among players of the subsequent second prize tier.