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Loto France Game Rules

Game Rules - Loto France

Loto France is known by other names, such as French Lotto, or just plain “Loto”. This lottery has been played since 1975!

How to play Loto France

To play the French Lotto, choose 5 numbers from 01 to 49, plus a bonus Lucky Number from 01 to 10. If you’re feeling lucky, press the “Generate” button to randomise your numbers!

When is the Loto France draw?

Draws for the French Lotto are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:35 pm CET. Each Loto ticket costs £4.49 with All The Best Lottos.

What is the current jackpot for Loto France?

The minimum jackpot for the French Lotto is €2 million and increases by €1 million every draw until won. There is no maximum jackpot limit to this lottery. The number of rollovers is capped at 34. The largest Loto France jackpot ever reached a total of €24 million. To see the current French Lotto jackpot, please see the game name above the Loto France ticket, or check out the ATBL home page.

How do I get a ticket for Loto France?

To play French Lotto with All The Best Lottos, simply choose your numbers or press “Generate” to let us pick for you! French Loto Tickets are provided for the official “Loto” Lottery, operated and organised by Française des Jeux (FDJ). Tickets are subject to relevant draw.

How do I win Loto France?

To claim a French Lotto prize, simply play your numbers, wait and check your ticket after the draw is over. If you win a small amount your account will be credited automatically by ATBL. If you win a bigger prize, our expert team will contact you directly to deliver your winnings.

About Loto France

About - Oui Oui! Those winnings are très Magnifique!

This lottery was created in 1975 by the wonderful people of France! The French have a rich history of their love of wine and fine cheese, but they also have some pretty sweet Lottery Jackpots on offer! This game is no exception!

The History of Loto France

The French Lotto was first created in 1975. It was originally created as an attempt to modernise the existing national lottery of the time.

The Biggest Loto France jackpot ever

The largest French Lotto jackpot to date was won on 6th June 2011 by a player in the Sarcelles in the north of France. The jackpot was worth €24 million.

What’s the Loto France jackpot tonight?

The minimum jackpot for the French Lotto is €2 million and increases by €1 million every draw until won. There is no maximum jackpot limit to this lottery. The number of rollovers is capped at 34. The largest Loto France jackpot ever reached a total of €24 million. To see the current French Lotto jackpot, please see the game name above the Loto France ticket, or check out the ATBL home page.

Odds and Payout

Odds & Payout - How can I win a prize?

The French Lotto or, more commonly, Loto France, has ten prize tiers that you win by matching the numbers on your ticket to the winning numbers drawn. You can win a prize by matching the Lucky number, by matching 2 numbers or by matching 1 number and the Lucky number, but you must match all 5 numbers and the Lucky Number to win the jackpot*. Below you'll find all about the different ways to win and the odds of winning.

*The jackpot can roll over a maximum of 34 times. If after that there is no top-tier winner, the money is distributed evenly among players in the highest winning tier.

Odds of Winning

The prize you win depends on how many of the winning numbers you match. The table below shows what you need to do to win in each tier, the odds of doing so, and the prize amounts before tax. Your overall chances of winning any French Loto prize are around 1 in 6.

Prizes are paid as per the underlying lottery results. Only one prize category can be won per order, which will be the highest of the available prize categories achieved by, and relevant to, that order.

Is Loto France Taxed?

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance does not require taxation on any prizes won.

Jackpot category - Match 5 numbers + Lucky Number

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:19,068,840

Match 5 numbers

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:2,118,760

Match 4 numbers + Lucky Number

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:86,677

Match 4 numbers

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:9,631

Match 3 numbers + Lucky Number

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:2,016

Match 3 numbers

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:224

Match 2 numbers + Lucky Number

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:144

Match 2 numbers

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:16

Match 1 number + Lucky Number

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:28

Match Lucky Number

Approximate Odds of Winning

1:18

How much is Loto France?

French Lotto tickets start at £4.49 with All The Best Lottos. You can add more lines to your ticket for €4.99 over the same draw.

How do I check my Ticket?

After the draw, the winning numbers will be announced by the Française des Jeux (FDJ). This information will be communicated to you through our mailing list. If you have won a major prize we will contact you directly. All results are also available on our website.

What If I've Won a Prize?

If you win a lower prize category this will be automatically credited to your AllTheBestLottos.com account. If you have won a major prize our Support team will contact you directly. 100% of any prize money you win will go directly to you.

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