Buy Official Tickets for France – Loto Online
Some France lotteries have an interesting history that goes way back. Take a look at the France Loto or the My Million Euromillions. Since the establishment in 1976 it has gained national attention for it’s great prize money and Jackpot. A draw takes place three days a week at Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. So with this lotto you regularly have a chance to win great prize money.
Winning the French Lotto Jackpot
As is the case with any other lottery, it’s all about picking the right number. In the case of France Loto you have to choose five numbers from a range of 49. There’s also a Lucky Number involved from a range of 1-10. You win the Jackpot when the standard number and Lucky Number correctly, so six numbers in total. The minimum amount of Jackpot money is 2 million euros, but this increases when there’s no hit. In that case the Jackpot is one million more next time. The maximum number of roll overs is 34.
The winning odds of the France Loto Jackpot aren’t very high. On the other hand: the amount of Jackpot money is definitely impressive when you win. For example, a very lucky player won 24 million euros in 2011! It took 13 draws before this special moment. Interesting is the fact that the Jackpot started with 13 million euros, so because of the many rollovers it nearly doubled. Another great Jackpot hit took place in 1996. Sometimes it takes years, but when the Jackpot falls it definitely makes the headlines!
Six prize categories Loto
Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening at 8.30 CET it’s time for the draw. Place to be is the beautiful capital of Paris. You can win money in one of the six prize categories, also known as ‘tiers’.
Prize category Numbers
Jackpot 5 + Lucky Number
2nd prize 5
3rd prize 4
4rd prize 3
5th prize 2
6th prize Lucky Number
Experience a bit of madness during the French Loto draws
French people like to make a gamble. This is clearly shown by the French Loto, that attracts thousands of players every week. France is completely excited three times a week, when the draw takes place. You can win big prizes and a Jackpot of a few million euros. It gets even more exciting when there is no Jackpot hit. In that case the money will be increased with one million dollars. So it comes at no surprise that there’s a little bit of madness during the French Loto draw!
Cheap lottery tickets
The lottery tickets are also quite cheap, namely 5 euro. Much cheaper than Dutch lotteries like the National Lottery and Bank Giro Lottery, for example. You can purchase the tickets easily online, namely at the Lotter. It might be a good option to purchase three lottery tickets together for 15 euro. In that case your chance on winning a French Loto prize is 1/16. You also benefit from the discount that is given on multiple tickets. Sometimes you even pay 25 percent less, while your winning chance increases as well!
Rules of the French Loto
The rules of the French Loto are really simple. You need to pick five numbers from a range of 1 to 49, and one extra number out of 1 to 10. You win the Jackpot if your chosen numbers and the extra numbers match with the numbers that appear during the draw. You win the second prize when five numbers match without the extra number. You win the third prize when four numbers and the extra number are correct. You can even win the tenth prize. In that case only the extra number (1-10) must be correct.
Good winning chances
The French Loto is not only popular because of the great Jackpot. The winning chance of 1:16 is important for the popularity of this lottery as well. A winning chance of 1:16 is actually quite good, compared to other lotteries. Winners don’t even have to pay taxes, which makes this lottery different from the Powerball Lottery. One of these winners was a factory worker from the French city of Montpellier. He won the Jackpot not once, but twice! In 1996 a few million French Francs were added to his bank account, about 2.8 million euros. Funny enough the millionaire decided not to quit playing. He loved it so much that the played again with the same numbers. They definitely were his lucky numbers, because in 2011 he won the Jackpot of 3 million dollars!
You think that the story of the French factory worker is too good to be true, but it really happened. He’s not even the luckiest player, because that’s the person who won the incredible amount of 24 million euros in 2011! He or she became incredible rich with numbers 10, 13,22,30 and 45 and the reserve number 1. The second highest Jackpot hit fell in May 2014, when someone won 23 million euros with just one ticket. In this case 8, 9, 40, 41, 49 and 3 were the lucky numbers.
Latest Loto draw 2020
The latest Lotto draw of the La Française des Jeux in France on Monday, see our website for the last information.
When is the draw of the EuroMillions My Million Rafflue?
The France EuroMillions & My Million Raffle drawn is every Tuesday and Friday night at 20:45CET in Paris.
When is the draw of the French Loto?
The French loto drawn is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 20:30 GMT.
What was the biggest price in a France lottery?
In 2011 somebody won the jackpot of 24 million, the biggest price in France history for the Loto.
A single ticket claimed the largest France Lotto jackpot to-date worth €24 million. After 34 rollovers somebody won the jackpot.
How do i win the jackpot?
Do you want to win the France Loto Jackpot? You must match all five main numbers, as well as the Lucky Number picked alongside the main draw.
When was the first my million draw?
My Million was first introduced on Tuesday 4th February 2014.
French lotto and TOTO expect loss of nearly 200 million euros
Update corona crisis April 2020
The La Française des Jeux organises the toto and lotto in France. In the past it was owned by the French government, but nowadays it’s an independent company. FDJ feels the effects of the Coronavirus. Because of Covid-19 it expects a loss of sales of 192 million euros and a drop in income of around 77 million euros.
FDJ was privatised in November 2019. It earned 1.89 billion euros through an initial public offering of 99,320,000 shares coordinated by banks including BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Société Générale. In February, the FDJ predicted 5% growth in both player deposits and sales for 2020, after net sales rose to 1.96 billion euros in 2019. However, the Coronacrisis has changed everything.
Dividend distribution postponed
The group’s dividend distribution, the first it would make as a listed company, originally amounted to 122 million euros. It was scheduled for 30 June 2020, but because of the Coronacrisis this has now been postponed.
Effects of the lockdown
The ‘lottery verticale’ is responsible for eighty percent of the group’s turnover. However, the lottery expects a decrease up to 72 million euros now that France is in a lockdown. All non-essential stores and retailers are closed, and one of the consequences is that the EBITDA profit (earnings before interest) will decrease with 27 million euros.
Amigo lottery game suspended
During the Amigo lottery game TV screens in bars and cafes show a new set of winning numbers every five minutes. Due to the Coronavirus it has been suspended. Bad news for FDJ, since this decision costs about 17 million euros in sales and reduces EBITDA by almost 10 million euros.
Lack of customer activity
Declines are also caused by a lack of customer activity in other games. This will impact the revenue a lot, possibly with 55 million euros. It’s going to reduce EBITDA with 17 million euros. However, FDJ says that the ‘online lottery is doing well’.
Sports betting revenues
Sports betting is responsible for the remaining twenty percent of the group’s revenues. The lottery expects that revenues will be reduced by 120 million and profits by 50 million euros. There’s good news as well: the group pointed out that some of these losses could be recovered if major sporting events such as Euro 2020 or Roland Garros will take place on a later date.
Response to health crisis
Stéphane Pallez, president and chief executive of FDJ said that the lottery is facing an ‘unprecedented and exceptional situation’. It requires the mobilization of everyone and will affect the company in multiple ways. To deal with this, the FDJ Group has organized itself very quickly to respond to this unprecedented health crisis. It works hard to reduce the impact on its employees, customers, retailers and shareholders. Responsiveness, resilience and the commitment of everyone at FDJ will make this possible.
Enough cash available
The operator said nearly eighty percent of FDJ outlets remain open. Most of these are in tobacconists and newsagents, which do not have to close. In addition, the operator said that there’s enough cash available to address the situation in the short term.FDJ will donate 200,000 euros to Secours Populaire Français, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty and discrimination in public life.