WeihnachtsLotto FAQs

Do you want to know more about the German Christmas Lotto? Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the draw.


  1. What is the German Christmas Lottery?
  2. When does the German Christmas Lottery draw take place?
  3. How is the German Christmas Lottery played?
  4. What prizes can be won?
  5. How do you win the prizes?
  6. What are the odds of winning?
  7. Who runs the German Christmas Lottery?
  8. Which good causes does the German Christmas Lottery support?

Answers


1. What is the German Christmas Lottery?

The German Christmas Lottery is based on ‘El Gordo de Navidad’, the popular festive Spanish lottery. The draw is open to players across Germany, with proceeds donated to a wide range of good causes throughout the country.

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2. When does the German Christmas Lottery draw take place?

The first German Christmas Lottery draw took place on Tuesday 26th December 2017. The next draw will take place on 26th December 2019.

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3. How is the German Christmas Lottery played?

Players pay €20 for a ticket and are given a five-digit number. On the day of the draw, winning numbers are drawn at random and players can win fantastic prizes. For more information, visit the How to Play page.

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4. What prizes can be won?

The German Christmas Lottery promises to give away thousands of prizes. The top prize is worth €300,000, while other prizes range between €20 and €25,000.

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5. How do you win the prizes?

When a draw takes place, a series of winning numbers are selected at random and assigned a prize value. Players have to match the codes exactly to win prizes in the top four tiers, but any player who matches just the final number of the code drawn for the top prize will also win €20.

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6. What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 100,000, while the chances of winning any prize are better than 1 in 10.

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7. Who runs the German Christmas Lottery?

The German Christmas Lottery is run by the Navidad Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Cologne.

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8. Which good causes does the German Christmas Lottery support?

The lottery organiser, the Navidad Foundation, supports a number of good causes. The main beneficiaries are the German Children and Youth Foundation, a charity called Stiftung Lesen which focuses on improving literacy levels, and the Lukas Podolski Foundation. The Foundation was set up by the footballer of the same name to help sport and education.

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