Leipzig (dpa/sn) - Lottery players in Saxony won a total of 165.8 million euros last year. As a spokeswoman announced on Tuesday, the stakes totaled 331.7 million euros, which means that, statistically speaking, around 82 euros per inhabitant were invested.
Sachsenlotto counted around ten million prizes in 2022, including six in the millions. As a result, the number of Sachsenlotto millionaires has risen to 157, it said. There were also 28 big wins in the six-digit range.
According to Sachsenlotto, the game "6 out of 49" was the most popular. According to the information, the stakes were 177.6 million euros, accounting for just over half of all stakes. But scratch cards were also in demand, their share of sales was estimated at around ten percent.
Sachsen-Lotto forwarded 120 million euros and thus around 40 percent of all stakes from state gambling to the state budget, which benefited sports, culture, welfare as well as environmental protection and monument protection in the state. "This is the best company result that Sächsische Lotto-GmbH has ever achieved," said Managing Director Frank Schwarz.
Sachsenlotto also announced new details on a cooperation with the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (IMW) in Leipzig on Thursday. Researchers should therefore investigate how the economic situation affects gaming behavior and how the Free State and the Saxon municipalities are influenced by it. They should also find out how the lottery offer for the Free State of Saxony can be made more attractive.