Attention: If you have bet without a customer card (i.e. anonymously), only the game receipt legitimizes a person as a winner. If you have this ticket (you get it when you buy a ticket), you can redeem the lottery prize. Lottery winnings can be redeemed even three years (three-year redemption period) after winning, in accordance with statutory regulations. Until 2016, winners had to meet a deadline of 13 weeks.
When are the lottery numbers drawn? Lotto 6 out of 49 is drawn twice a week – on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The current drawing of the numbers for Lotto 6 out of 49 is broadcast every Wednesday at 6:25 p.m. and every Saturday at 7:25 p.m. as a live stream on lotto.de. As part of the drawing of the numbers from 6 out of 49, the winning numbers of the two additional lotteries Spiel 77 and Super 6 are announced.
If you miss the live drawing of the lottery numbers, you can also watch the program with the drawing of the current numbers at any time via the archive on lotto.de or the Lotto YouTube channel. The numbers on Saturday can also be found on ZDF teletext page 556. Lottofee Franziska Reichenbacher also announces the winning numbers on Saturdays at 19:57 in front of the “Tagesschau” on ARD.
On September 4th, 1965, for the first time ever, the drawing of the lottery numbers flickered on the television screens – broadcast from the Hessischer Rundfunk studio.
4 a.m. before the “heute” broadcast on ZDF and on Saturdays at 7:57 p.m. in front of the “Tagesschau” on Erste.
In Hessen, Lotto Hessen is responsible for the technical implementation of the nationwide lotteries of Lotto 6 out of 49, Toto, the Oddset sports bet, the additional Super 6 and Spiel 77 lotteries, the instant lottery, Keno and the Eurojackpot number lottery. The organizer of these state lotteries is the Hessian Lottery Administration, which also offers the Glücksspirale pension lottery, the environmental lottery Precise and the German sports lottery.
According to Lotto Hessen, the players in Hesse staked a total of 656 million euros in their 70th anniversary year (date of foundation: 14.03.1949) in 2019, 82,227 euros more than in the previous year. The common good also benefits from the sales of the Hessian lottery company. According to its own statements, Lotto Hessen provided a total of 129.4 million euros in 2019 for projects in the fields of sport, culture, monument preservation and the environment and for social projects.
Note: You can only take part in the lottery if you are 18 or over. This also applies to participation in the internet game. Minors are not allowed to buy scratch cards or collect winnings. Not even if they present a customer card or a power of attorney from their parents or legal guardians.
The Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) provides information and help on gambling addiction on the information and help portal “Gambling with responsibility” about the potential dangers of the various games of chance.