2023 was a good year for lottery players – the jackpots of Germany’s most popular lotteries, Eurojackpot and LOTTO 6aus49, reached record levels several times over. The players of LOTTO24 AG had particular reasons to celebrate last year: the market leader for online lotteries paid out a record prize sum of €615,213,517 to almost 1.6m winners in 2023.
A total of 33 players became millionaires! This includes players of the LOTTO24 and Tipp24 brands. Most of the winners came from North Rhine-Westphalia (19.1 per cent), Bavaria (16.1 per cent) and Baden-Württemberg (13.7 per cent). The highest winnings were paid out in Hamburg last year – more than €169.6m went to players from the Hanseatic city in northern Germany!
Playing the lottery and suddenly becoming one of the richest Germans – that’s what happened to three LOTTO24 players last year. The biggest prize was won by a 36-year-old from Hamburg: he won more than €117m in Eurojackpot last August. He was closely followed by a 61-year-old LOTTO24 player from Bremerhaven, who won more than €107m in Eurojackpot in January. In third place is a 63-year-old from Hamburg who won €45m in LOTTO 6aus49 in April.
The luckiest lottery last year was once again Eurojackpot: LOTTO24 AG players won an impressive total of €354,607,865 in this lottery. In second place is LOTTO 6aus49 with winnings of €189,890,111, while the supplementary lottery Spiel 77 is in third place with winnings of €18,769,981.
“In the past year, LOTTO24 has become a real hotbed of winners,” said Andrea Behrendt, CFO of LOTTO24 AG. “We are delighted and proud to have helped so many of our customers fulfill their dreams last year and are keeping our fingers crossed for all players in the new year.”