France Lotto is an exciting, one of the best lottery game in Europe. It is quick and easy game. This online game was developed in 1976, and became popular in short time. The minimum guaranteed Lotto jackpot is €2 million.
Now-a-days, this game is managed by the Francaise-des-Jeux Group, created in 1993 with 72% of government share. The company has awarded 4.4 billion prizes since its creation.
France Lotto is equally important and popular among French people and all over the world. You can win jackpot. If there is no winner, the jackpot roll overs and add to the upcoming drawings.
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How to play online France Lotto?
To play this online lottery game you need to follow the steps.
- Get your lottery ticket first. Ticket sales for French Lotto close at 8pm, shortly before the draw takes place.
- You need to sign in if you have online account with a service which offers France Lotto. If you are new, get register an online account.
- Then, select five numbers from set of 1 to 49 and a one bonus or chance number from 1 to 10.
- You can select these numbers manually or via quick pick.
- Fill the ticket carefully.
- Submit the amount for your entries and wait for the draw.
What are the benefits of playing France Lotto online?
There are several benefits to playing France Lotto online.
- You have the chance to enjoy a game that would not normally be available.
- It is a quick and more convenient method of getting ticket online than buying a ticket from an authorized retailer.
- Online ticket and your numbers always remain safe and secure.
- You can make entries by sitting in your home or anywhere in the world.
- If you win, the prize will be paid automatically back into your online account.
- You do not need to check the results. You will receive an email notification.
How to win?
To win the jackpot, you need to match all 6 numbers. There are total 10 chances to win different prizes including jackpot. If all six numbers drawn are same as your selected numbers you are winner. In this game, if only one number match with your selected number you can have the chance to win the prize.
The odds of winning France Lotto
The odds of winning the France Lotto jackpot are 1 in 19,068,840. Whereas overall odds of winning in France Lotto are 1 in 5.99. You have 9 other chances to match and win the numbers. To understand the chances over the numbers drawn, kindly look the chart below.
|Chance of winning||Number matched
|First||5 numbers+1 chance number
|Fifth||3numbers+ 1 chance number
|Seventh||2 numbers+ 1 chance number
|Ninth||1 number + 1 chance number
|Tenth||0 number + 1 chance number
Above table shows, you have the chances to win a prize even matching your 1chance number. The top prize of France Lotto starts at €2 million. It goes up by €1 million every time if it is not won. It can be added to a maximum of 34 times before it has to be won. The jackpot will be shared between players in the next highest chances if there are no ‘5 numbers + 1Chance number’ winners.
The odds of winning and the prize share of France Lotto is described in the table below for your interest.
|Winning chances||Odds of winning||Prize
|1 (5+1)||1 in 19,068,840||Jackpot
|1 in 2,118,760||8.44%
|1 in 88,677||2.06%
|4 (4)||1 in 9,631||7.43%
|5 (3+1)||1 in 2,016||4.44%
|6 (3)||1 in 224||15.98%
|7 (2+1)||1 in 144||12.43%
|8 (2)||1 in 16||49.22%
|9 (1+1)||1 in 28||€2.20
|10 (0+1)||1 in 18||€2.20
Generally, France Lotto draws takes place each week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night. You can check your numbers and win the jackpot.
Special Draws takes place on Valentine’s day in which amount of prize is boosted up. These draws other than normal draws are known as Super Lotto draws. Sometimes, special draw takes place on Christmas day which is called Grand Lotto De Noel. It offers a jack pot of €20 million.
How to play France Lotto with Raffle?
Raffle is an associated feature of the France Lotto game to enhance the chances of winning. Only French residents can avail the raffle.
In the raffle, you get a random nine-digit code alongside your Lotto numbers. So, ten winning codes are selected at random in each draw. You have the chance to receive €20,000 if you match one of the codes exactly.
In 2nd draw you need to pay a small additional fee to play the game. The main numbers you already selected for Lotto are entered into this separate draw. You can win prizes if you match at least two of the winning numbers.
- There is no chance number in 2nd draw. Listed below are the odds of winning and prizes.
- If you match all 5 numbers, you can receive the prize of €100,000 with odds of winning 1 in 1,906,884.
- On matching 4 numbers, odds of winning will be 1 in 8,667 with estimated prize of €500.
- If you match 3 numbers, you can receive the prize of €30 with odds of winning 1 in 201.
- On matching 2 numbers, odds of winning will be 1 in 14 with estimated prize of €3. So, the overall odds of winning are 1 in 13.42.
How to claim lottery prize?
When you win a lottery prize, you will receive a notification via email. The amount will be shared in your account directly. If you do not follow back, you will lose your prize. There are 365 days to claim your prize. Anyone who comes later than this time limit, will miss his prize. The time limit for claiming your prize depends on the method you get your ticket.
- If you purchased a ticket from an authorized retailer, you will have 60 days to collect your winnings.
- If you played online in France, prizes are paid out to your player account.
- Prize will be tax-free and paid after security checks by the Lottery.