How to Play Weihnachtslotterie

You can play the German Christmas Lottery now and up until Christmas 2017. During the draw on the 26th of December, which will take the format of a raffle, there will be numerous prizes for all players. All you need to win is to buy your raffle ticket!

German Christmas Lottery Game Format

Just like the famous Spanish Christmas Lottery, also known as El Gordo de Navidad, the German Christmas lottery is a raffle rather than a lottery draw. Players buy their raffle tickets for the draw on the 26th of December. The tickets have a five-digit raffle code printed on them. During the draw, which will be shown live on TV in Germany, the raffle codes are drawn.

Find out more about the draw.

When the draw takes place, two large machines are used. One holds the winning numbers, and the other displays a prize value. A ball is drawn from each machine at the same time so that players can instantly see how much they have won.

There are 99,999 different number combinations, but each number can be printed multiple times to ensure there are enough tickets for everyone who wants to play.

Prizes in a Ticket Series

The five digits on each ticket range from 00000 to 99999 and 00000. Every ticket will be sold as part of a series with one series consisting of 100.000 tickets. The more series of tickets are sold, the more winner there will be. In every series, there will be a main winner and a certain number of winners in the remaining prize tiers.

Visit the Prizes page to find out what prizes you can win at the German Christmas Lottery.

Take part in the German Christmas Lottery now

You can buy your tickets online up until the day of the draw. Ticket sales close on December 26th at 2 pm CET. After the draw you can check on the Results page whether you have won.