The official Lotto (called loto) and Euromillions are in France the most played lotteries in 2023. It is managed by La Française des Jeux, which is also responsible for a range of other gambling and sports betting in France.
What is the Nationale Loto?
France Lotto has some impressive jackpots. Although the jackpots are not as high as those of some of the big international lotteries, they are still substantial by French standards. If no prize is won, the jackpot rises quickly
Special draws: France Lotto sometimes organizes special draws, such as the Grand Loto de Noël around Christmas, where jackpots and extra prizes are guaranteed. These sweepstakes draw large numbers of participants.
Unlike some other countries, lottery winnings in France are generally tax-free.
How to play the France Loto
At France Loto have to choose five numbers from a range of 1 to 49 and one extra number that’s known as the ‘Lucky Number’ from a 1-10 range. 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.
Basic rule of the French Loto
French LOTO players can also choose an additional 0.80 euro for the second draw, which provides you with another chance to win up to 100,000 euros. The second lottery is a separate draw, and five of the other five wins between 1 and 49 are selected. Players use the same number they chose in the main LOTO dungeon. If they correspond to all the five numbers in the second draw, they will win 100,000 euros. The random number is not used in the second pull.
Matching two, three or four numbers also have prices. Turn aside along the price of the French band to understand more information about the price provided in the second lottery.
FAQ France lottery
When are the weekly draws for 2024?
France Lotto draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30 pm local time in Paris. Each draw will draw five normal balls and one lucky number. There is also a Joker+ game to play with French Lotto, giving players the chance to win additional prizes.
Where can you buy French Loto tickets?
You can purchase France Loto tickets in one of the official stores or online at Giantlotto or the TheLotter. A ticket usually costs a few euros. There’s a possibility to increase your winning chances.
You can choose your lucky numbers manually or with a quick pick. After the purchase it’s time to wait for the draw on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening at 20.30 GMT.
What is jackpot and pricez?
The French Lotto jackpot is usually €2 million and may increase if not won. There is a rolling mechanic that keeps the jackpot growing until it reaches a certain amount. If the jackpot is not won, the prize will be split equally among the lower tier winners. Prizes vary according to the number of matching numbers and lucky numbers.
Extra ball the Loto Raffle
One of the interesting things about the French Loto is that it offers several extra’s to win more money, including the so-called ‘Loto Raffle’. It means that you have a unique code on your lottery ticket that makes it possible to win one of 10 prices worth 20.000 euros. The code is made of one letter and eight numbers. So every time you purchase a ticket, it might be possible to win 20.000 euros with the ‘raffle’ option. .