About Loto France

About Loto France

Loto France is the most popular lottery in France. It was created in 1976 and is operated by the Francaise des Jeux. Loto France is played by millions of people every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The jackpot starts at 2 million euros and can reach up to 22 million euros.

The Loto France jackpot starts at €2 million, with €1 million being added every draw if there is no winner. The-rollover, if there is no winner, is limited to 34 draws. After that the total prize is distributed throughout the second tiers prices, which can be quite attractive because the chances to win those prices are much bigger.

How to play

To play Loto France, you must choose 5 numbers between 1 and 49, also you can choose to add a “chance number” between 1 and 10.

Draw time

Draws for the French Lotto are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:35 pm CET.

Notable Jackpots

A family from Val-d’Oise is the record holder for the biggest jackpot in Loto France, which was won in June 2011 and is worth €24 million.

The other notable jackpots were €23 million, won in May 2014 as well as €22 million won in July 2013

Odds and Prizes

Match
5 numbers and the Chance number
Odds of winning
1 in 19,068,840
Average Prize
€6,400,000
Match
5 numbers
Odds of winning
1 in 2,118,760
Average Prize
€88,000
Match
4 numbers and the Chance number
Odds of winning
1 in 86,677
Average Prize
€2,100
Match
4 numbers
Odds of winning
1 in 9,631
Average Prize
€400
Match
3 numbers and the Chance number
Odds of winning
1 in 2,016
Average Prize
€50
Match
3 numbers
Odds of winning
1 in 224
Average Prize
€20
Match
2 numbers and the Chance number
Odds of winning
1 in 144
Average Prize
€10
Match
2 numbers
Odds of winning
1 in 16
Average Prize
€5
Match
0 numbers and the Chance number
Odds of winning
1 in 18
Average Prize
€2