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LOTTO Thüringen Celebrates Its 30th Birthday in the Congress Centrum Weimarhalle

September 19, 2022 | Government

Weimar, Germany (September 14, 2022) — With a one-year delay due to the coronavirus, LOTTO Thuringia is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the Congress Centrum Weimarhalle in the presence of Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow, Finance Minister Heike Taubert, DOSB CEO Torsten Burmester, LOTTO fairy Franziska Reichenbacher and the around 700 Thuringian acceptance points.

Almost exactly 31 years ago to the day, LOTTO Thüringen picked up speed. Lotterie-Treuhandgesellschaft mbH Thüringen was founded in Suhl in 1991 by shareholder resolutionNow operating as the Thuringian State Lottery, an institution under public law, LOTTO Thüringen, with almost 700 acceptance points and a constantly expanding website, can look back on a success story that has caused and will continue to cause movement in the Free State.

From left to right: LOTTO Thuringia Managing Director Jochen Sttaschewski, Thuringian Finance Minister Heike Taubert, LOTTO Fee Franziska Reichenbacher, and Antenne Thüringen moderator Jens May.

“We’ve been selling dreams and moments of happiness for three decades now,” says Jochen Sttaschewski, who has been managing director of the state lottery provider since January 2016. For some Thuringian players, the dream of financial independence has actually become reality, because LOTTO Thüringen has been able to pay out more than 1.9 billion euros to Thuringian players to date, including 84 prizes in the millions– which alone add up to around 170 million euros. The highest win so far in Thuringia was achieved in June 2020 with a winning sum of around 32.5 million euros in the classic LOTTO 6aus49. The lack of individual players, be it on a small or large scale, was and is always opposed to the profit of all. This is to be pointed out as a real stroke of luck.

In addition to moments of happiness, LOTTO Thüringen has not only made dreams come true for more than 30 years, but also implemented a large number of social projects. LOTTO Thüringen supports the common good, competitive and mass sport, culture, and welfare on a grand scale. The sum that was paid to the beneficiaries, such as the Thuringia State Sports Association, the German Foundation for Monument Protection, or the LIGA of Free Welfare in Thuringia, now amounts to around 402 million euros. Around 495 million euros went to the state budget to support other charitable, cultural, and social projects.

In particular, the winter sports stronghold of Oberhof has had reason to celebrate in recent years due to the commitment of the state gaming provider. The LOTTO Thüringen ARENA on the Rennsteig, the LOTTO Thüringen Skisport HALLE Oberhof and the LOTTO Thüringen SCHANZENAN LAGE in the Kanzlersgrund pay tribute to this cooperation and are intended to ensure security and stability in the region.

It is important that the money stays here in the Free State because Thuringia wins as a result.