German Christmas Lottery Prizes

Find all the information you need below about the prizes you can win when you play the German Christmas Lottery. The lottery is a raffle – you win if you have a correct raffle code on your ticket.

Prize tiers and prize amounts

All prizes are per series and there are 100,000 raffle tickets in one series. That means that in each series of tickets, you can win the same prizes, so each series will have the same number of winners.

There are five prize tiers with a main prize of €300,000 in the top tier. The prizes in the rest of the tiers range from €20 to €25,000. The total amount of prizes paid out in one series is €649,000.

Prize distribution per series

Prizes are specific to each series of tickets, so if five series are sold, there will be five top prizes of €300,000 handed out. To win most prizes you must match all five digits of the winning raffle code, but there is also a prize worth €20 for matching the final digit of the raffle code drawn for the top prize.


Winning Tier Number of Prizes Single Prize Amount Total Prize Amount in Series Digits Matched Correctly
1 1 €300,000 €300,000 All 5 digits
2 2 €25,000 €50,000 All 5 digits
3 20 €2,500 €50,000 All 5 digits
4 200 €250 €50,000 All 5 digits
5 9,950 €20 €199,000 Last digit

Chances of Winning

The chances of winning a prize in the Weihnachtslotterie are relatively good when you compare them to other lotteries. The odds of winning the main prize are 1 in 99,500, and around one in ten tickets will win some sort of prize.

You can check the winning codes on the Results page after the draw on the 26th of December 2018.