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Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. (westlotto)

Address: Weseler Strasse 108-112 Postfach 8820 D-48047 Münster
E-mail Address:
Phone: +49 251 700 601
Fax: +49 251 700 6599
Population: approx. 18 million
Lottery Director: Dr. Winfried WORTMANN
Year Lottery Founded: 1955
Sales CY 2005:
Sales CY 2006:
Sales CY 2007:
€1,811.0 million
€1,774.3 million
€1,731.0 billion
Number of Employees: N/A
General Contractor:
Gardware (terminals, etc):

Network Components:
Internet Operations.
GTECH Global Service Corp.
Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH, T-Systems International GmbH and IBM Deutschland GmbH
Cisco Systems GmbH
VPN-Technologie and adesso AG.
Instant Ticket Vendor: GPS Honsel
Games Offered: Lotto, Instants
Beneficiaries: Proceeds from the Lottery are allocated to the administration of the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen as taxes (Lotteriesteuer) and licence fees (Konzessionsabgabe) or directly to good causes as return for a purpose (Zweckertrag). The beneficiaries are mainly sports and charitable organisations, fine arts and cultural organisations, architectural conservation and environmental protection projects.
Jurisdiction: Nordrhein - Westfalen

Lottery News

Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG was created in 1955 under the name of "NordwestLotto in Nordrhein-Westfalen". It participated in the first draw of Lotto 6/49 on October 9, 1955. Besides lotteries WestLotto offers sports betting products and instant games.
Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG (WestLotto) is a member of the German Lotto Bloc ("Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock") which consists of 16 State Lotteries, one in each of the states ("Länder") in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The sales network of WestLotto is confined to the territory of North Rhine-Westphalia. The distribution network of WestLotto comprises 37 districts with approximately 3,900 points of sale - mainly retailers of newspapers and tobacco - who sell lottery products on a commission basis.

News Archive for CY2018

News Archive for CY2016
August 3, 2016 German Lottery Operator WestLotto Piloting Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon Solution to Attract Consumers Into Outlets
April 6, 2016 WestLotto Introduce New Video Identification Procedure

News Archive for CY2015
October 29, 2015 Christiane Jansen Appointed CEO of the West German Lottery GmbH


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