The winners of the 6/49 lotto
will each receive €262,713.90. None of the three, from North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, had correctly guessed the Super Number (3) and the €4 million jackpot will roll over to Saturday's draw. It is expected to rise to about €7 million.
A spokesperson for the Saartoto corporation behind the 6/49 draw said another 1,165 lotto players will claim approximately €1,050 in the five-number draw win.
Lotto.de's host Nina Azizi didn't react as she called out the unlikely combination of numbers.
This is not the first time such an unlikely combination has turned up in the German lottery scores. In April 1999, the lottery numbers were 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 26.
At the time, a spokesman for the lotto corporation told the Bild newspaper the draw was a "once in a thousand-year result".
So many winners claimed the five-number win that the prize was a mere €194.
The odds of picking six of six numbers in a Lotto 6/49 draw is 1 in 13,983,816.