The state lottery association from Germany reported a decline in sales during the first half of 2019 to €3.6 billion.
Germany.- The Deutsche Lotto-und Totoblock (DLTB), Germany’s lottery association, has reported that lottery sales declined 3% year-on-year during the first half of the year. Total sales across the 16 federal states declined to €3.6 billion.
Most of the revenue was generated by the lotto 6aus49 game, DLTB said. That game accounted for €1.8 billion of sales, which is 3% high than the first half of 2018,
On the other hand, Eurojackpot posted underwhelming sales, which fell to €603 million. The association noted that sales of that specific game had been boosted in the prior year by an exceptionally large jackpot.
During the first half of the current year, 60 new millionaires were created in Germany thanks to games offered by DLTB members. Nordrhein-Westphalen, the biggest state in terms of population, created 12 new millionaires, including one that achieved a €45 million Eurojackpot prize, the second largest sum to be awarded.