German lottery jackpots continue to rise


The games offered by the German Lotto and Totoblock (DLTB) were very popular in 2020. 

The stakes increased by 8.8 percent to over 7.9 billion euros during this period. In addition, 145 million profits were made. In taxes and duties, more than 3.1 billion euros were paid to the state budgets.

Jürgen Häfner, managing director of Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz, the company currently in charge of the DLTB, is satisfied with the past year: “The 16 German state lottery companies proved to be crisis-proof and reliable during the 2020 corona pandemic.

This good annual result shows that our gaming offerings are after as before are popular with game participants – although numerous acceptance points had to close temporarily in the pandemic, “says the managing director:” Many customers compensated for these closings, for example, by submitting multi-week tickets and using our online offers. “

145 times amounts of one million euros and more have been won. “That was an average of almost three prizes worth millions every week,” states Jürgen Häfner. A total of 1094 prizes of 100,000 euros and more were achieved.