Germany: Lotto Rheinland-Pflaz reports revenue growth for the year 2018

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"We are happy and proud that last year we not only celebrated the 70th anniversary of our company, but also significantly increased our sales," said Rhineland-Palatinian LOTTO Managing Director Jürgen Häfner,  "We have once again demonstrated that we have innovative and sustainable game offerings in our portfolio that continue to appeal to our customers."


• Around 4.7 percent increase in sales in 2017 
• Over € 340,000 surplus in 2018 
• Over € 181 million distributed to winners 
• Every day € 343,000 for the common good 

With sales of around € 380 million and a surplus of more than € 340,000, LOTTO Rhineland-Palatinate completed the year 2018. This was announced by the company during a balance sheet press conference.


"We are happy and proud that last year we not only celebrated the 70th anniversary of our company, but also significantly increased our sales," said Rhineland-Palatinian LOTTO Managing Director Jürgen Häfner at the balance sheet press conference in Koblenzer LOTTO Headquarters: "We have once again demonstrated that we have innovative and sustainable game offerings in our portfolio that continue to appeal to our customers."

The gaming company has achieved a lot of positives in 2018. The European lottery Eurojackpot once again proved particularly successful last year, which is still offered in 17 other countries, except in Germany. Four times the jackpot rose to the highest level of 90 million euros and stayed there for a few weeks each. In this way, Eurojackpot, with an increase of more than 61 percent compared to the previous year alone in Rhineland-Palatinate, could achieve a total stake of around 80 million euros.

LOTTO 6aus49 is still the biggest sales driver for LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz. Although the most popular product lost around six percent compared to the previous year, it still has the largest stake in gambling at around 167 million euros. "We are proud to say that last year LOTTO 6aus49 was once again the great classic gaming offer in Germany," said Managing Director Jürgen Häfner. At the same time, however, he points out that LOTTO 6aus49 needs to be watched specially. "For this we have innovative ideas at the level of the German Lotto and Totoblock (DLTB)."

LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz was able to complete a more than solid year and produce a decent balance sheet through economical and prudent management, motivated employees and strong products. "In a still challenging market environment, the company has distributed 181.3 million euros to lucky winners," said the chairman of the board, Finance State Secretary. Stephan Weinberg and emphasized: "It's not just the numerous winners that make LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz happy with its games. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate received about 33 percent of its turnover or 125.3 million euros as taxes and from the organization of state lotteries, which serves the common good. "

2018 was a very successful year, especially for the customers of LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz. A total of eleven game participants and game participants became millionaires. Six of them came from the Rhineland, four from the Palatinate and one from Rheinhessen. "We are pleased that in the past year a total of 58 players have won amounts of € 100,000 and more", reported Managing Director Häfner. 

LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz was also able to continue the positive trend in the online area in 2018. Nearly 23 million euros in stakes were generated via the website www.lotto-rlp.de, an increase of around 20 percent compared to the previous year. This was the highest turnover ever since the company offered its games online.

"Our biggest success factor is still the LOTTO points of sale. Through these we also make an enormous contribution to the strengthening of rural areas, "said Jürgen Häfner, who rightly pointed out that LOTTO Rhineland-Palatinate is the largest chain store in the country and thus represented in every fourth local community. Of course, LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz also keeps an eye on developments in the lottery market, Häfner stated: "Technical progress and digitization will offer different and new opportunities for participation. LOTTO Rhineland-Palatinate is also well established in this area. The classic lottery player will always be there. The dream of millions of dollars will remain interesting for people in the future - whether in the LOTTO point of sale o-the on electronic devices. "

Winners were also many public welfare organizations in Rhineland-Palatinate. From the proceeds of the lotteries GlücksSpirale, Sieger-Chance and BINGO flowed! a total of around 4.5 million euros directly to numerous beneficiaries. 

In addition to representatives from sport (German Olympic Sports Confederation, German Sport Aid Foundation, Landessportbund Rheinland-Pfalz and Sporthilfe Rheinland-Pfalz Foundation), these are the Federal Association of Free Welfare Care, the German Foundation for Monument Protection, the Nature Foundation and Environment Rhineland-Palatinate and the Landesmusikrat Rheinland-Pfalz. At BINGO! In addition to the Nature and Environment Foundation, this is still the development-political country network (ELAN).

"We rightly emphasize that LOTTO Rheinland-Pfalz is not only the partner of sport, but also sponsors of culture and supporters of social initiatives and environmental projects. As a result of this social commitment, Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz clearly distinguishes itself from its private competitors, "Dr. Vineyard. He would therefore in the upcoming deliberations on the State Treaty on Gambling, which is due to enter into force in 2021, for the preservation of the state lottery monopoly to strengthen the legal channeling order in this area.

Together with the Lotto Foundation, Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz also collected in 2018 for children who are not on the bright side of life under the umbrella of the initiative "Children's Luck". Under the motto "giving children a smile" almost 136,000 euros came together to help reduce child poverty in Rhineland-Palatinate. 

Jürgen Häfner concludes: "The 178 employees of the company, the eight regional directorates as well as the approximately 5,200 employees in the approximately 920 reception centers will continue to do their utmost to ensure the state-owned and secure gambling offer in Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition, we want to continue to live up to the company's social responsibility for the common good. "

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