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How to Play

French Loto tickets can be purchased online or in person from an authorised retailer at a cost of €2.20 per line.

Loto jackpots are worth a minimum of €2 million and if there is no Match 5 plus Chance Number winner, the jackpot will roll over to the following draw and increase by €1 million. It is possible for the jackpot to roll over for a maximum of 34 consecutive draws and if there is still no top prize winner, the jackpot prize will roll down and be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.

In addition to the jackpot, there are eight other winning combinations and you can even win a prize just for matching the Chance number. The majority of the prizes are pari-mutuel so they vary from draw to draw based on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners, but there is a fixed prize of €2.20 for matching the Chance number with one or none of the main balls.

The Loto winning combinations and odds are as follows:

Winning Combination Odds of Winning Percentage of Prize Fund
5 plus Chance 1 in 19,068,840 Jackpot
5 1 in 2,118,760 8.44%
4 plus Chance 1 in 86,677 2.06%
4 1 in 9,631 7.43%
3 plus Chance 1 in 2,016 4.44%
3 1 in 224 15.98%
2 plus Chance 1 in 144 12.43%
2 1 in 16 49.22%
1 plus Chance 1 in 28 €2.20
Chance number 1 in 18 €2.20

The percentage allocated to each prize category is taken after the prize money has been distributed to the jackpot and fixed prize tiers.

Prizes and Odds of Winning

There are ten different ways you can win a prize in France Lotto, from matching just the Chance number for a €2.20 prize all the way up to matching all six main numbers to win the jackpot. The prizes are not always the same because they work on a pari-mutuel basis, so the value is determined by how many tickets are sold and the number of winners.

Find out more about the different criteria for each division below, including the odds of winning in each.

France Lotto Prizes and Odds
Prize Division Numbers Matched Odds Percentage of Prize Fund
1 5 plus Chance 1 in 19,068,840 Jackpot
2 5 1 in 2,118,760 8.44%
3 4 plus Chance 1 in 88,677 2.06%
4 4 1 in 9,631 7.43%
5 3 plus Chance 1 in 2,016 4.44%
6 3 1 in 224 15.98%
7 2 plus Chance 1 in 144 12.43%
8 2 1 in 16 49.22%
9 1 plus Chance 1 in 28 €2.20
10 Chance number 1 in 18 €2.20
The overall odds of winning a France Lotto prize are 1 in 5.99

The percentage shown for each prize division is the figure that will be allocated once the jackpot and the fixed prizes (1 plus Chance and 0 plus Chance) have been paid.

France Lotto 2nd Tirage (2nd Draw)

The France Lotto 2nd tirage can also be played alongside the main draw every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You have to opt in to take part and pay a small extra fee. The 2nd tirage follows a similar format to the main game as five main numbers are randomly selected from 1 to 49, but there is no Chance number.

If your five main numbers match all five winning numbers, you win the top prize of €100,000. You can also win other prizes for matching two numbers upwards. See the table below for the odds of winning.

France Lotto 2nd Tirage Prizes and Odds
Prize Division Numbers Matched Odds Prize
1 5 1 in 1,906,884 €100,000
2 4 1 in 8,667 Estimated €500
3 3 1 in 201 Estimated €30
4 2 1 in 14 €3


Find further information about France Lotto, including a draw schedule, in the frequently asked questions below.

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+ When do France Lotto draws take place?

France Lotto draws are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 20:35 CET. France observes Daylight Saving Time, meaning that the time the draw takes place will change in South Africa at certain points in the year. See the table below for when draws are scheduled to take place throughout the year.

France Lotto Draw Schedule
Start Date End Date Draw Time In France Draw Time In South Africa
Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in October 20:35 CEST 20:35
Last Sunday in October Last Sunday in March 20:35 CET 21:35

+ Is there a guaranteed minimum jackpot?

The minimum guaranteed jackpot is €2 million.

+ Is there a jackpot cap or rollover limit?

The jackpot can only roll over 34 consecutive times before it has to be won. As the jackpot increases by a fixed €1 million per rollover, the maximum France Lotto jackpot is €36 million. If it is not won after 34 consecutive rollovers, the jackpot is rolled down and shared between the lower prize divisions.

+ What was the largest France Lotto jackpot ever won?

The largest ever France Lotto jackpot was €24 million, won by a single ticket holder in June 2011. The winner chose to remain anonymous when collecting their record jackpot.

+ Why did I not receive a France Lotto Raffle code when I purchased my tickets online?

The France Lotto Raffle may be unavailable for certain international players buying tickets online, as it can only be entered by residents of France or by players who participate using a lottery concierge service. See the page for more information about concierge services.

+ What changes were made in November 2019?

The 2nd tirage was introduced ahead of the draw on Monday 4th November 2019 to give players an additional chance to win prizes up to €100,000. The prize structure for the main Lotto game also switched from giving away fixed awards in all divisions to a pari-mutuel system. It was also announced that more special draws would take place in future, where the jackpot is increased to a guaranteed amount such as €10 million or €13 million.

Comment jouer au Loto

Pour tenter sa chance au Loto, le joueur participant a désormais plusieurs options. La première bien sûr, est celle que vous connaissez tous : la participation en point de vente. En règle général ce sont les Bar / Tabac et Pmu qui son agrès à enregistrer les prises de jeu pour le Loto, bien sûr ces exemples ne sont pas exhaustifs. En point de vente, vous avez la possibilité de jouer vos propres numéros, cochés au préalable sur une grille vierge, ou de choisir l’option « flash » laissant la machine décider pour vous. Enfin, vous pouvez également cocher les options multiples, vous permettant de multiplier vos gains ().

Deuxième possibilité pour jouer au Loto : le faire directement en ligne. L’inscription sur le site de la Française des jeux est une étape difficile, puisqu’il vous faut fournir plusieurs documents dont votre RIB et une copie de votre carte d’identité, le tout apposé de votre signature, ainsi que de la mention « j’atteste que cette copie est conforme à l’originale ». Une étape plutôt rédhibitoire, mais qui vous donne accès à de multiples services, notamment l’alerte par mail en cas de gain, ou la récurrence automatique de vos numéros préférés, afin de ne jamais rater un tirage, même en cas absence.

Si vous souhaitez plus de conseils sur comment jouer au Loto en ligne, consultez notre page dédiée ici.

Enfin, les joueurs ont désormais la possibilité de jouer directement depuis l’application officielle de la FDJ, accessible gratuitement et sur de nombreux supports.

Biggest france loto winners

Although the France Loto has a fairly modest €2 million minimum jackpot, that does not mean it can’t shell out a significant amount. Each time this lottery will roll over, the jackpot increases in €1 million increments. Additionally for this, the jackpot’s capability to rollover is limited to a fairly generous 34 occasions. The biggest single-ticket jackpot prize won around the France Loto was €24 million, in June 2011. The jackpot had folded over a remarkable 11 occasions from the beginning special draw jackpot prize of €13 million to finish on this amount – nearly double the amount initial prize, because of 11 consecutive rollovers. The France Loto has additionally had its great amount of wonderful results one incredibly lucky lottery player in the south of France required home the jackpot in 1996, and on the other hand this year.

France Lotto

Even with the popularity of European lotteries such as the EuroMillions, Viking Lotto, Eurojackpot, the Spanish La Primitiva Lottery and the Italian SuperEnaLotto among others, the French National Lottery (“France Lotto”) has still succeeded in maintaining its grounds in France and in the world as a whole. This can be seen in the number of French people who still play the lottery which currently stands at about 15 million weekly local French players.

French National Lottery – Loto Francaise

The French national lottery also known as Loto Francaise is France’s flagship lottery which was launched in 1976 by the Francaise de Jeux Groupe – whose majority shareholder is the French government. The French Loto like most lottery games follows a traditional draw style which uses a 5/49 plus 1/10 double matrix. This means that during each draw, five balls from a pool containing 49 balls numbered from 1 to 49 are first drawn, then, an additional ball known as the “Lucky Number” is drawn from a second pool which contains 10 balls numbered from 1 to 10.

How to Play France Lotto

France Lotto draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The winning numbers are drawn at 20:35 CET, but the draw schedule according to local time in South Africa may change, as France observes Daylight Savings Time. See the on this page for the exact times France Lotto is drawn throughout the year.

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The aim is to match your numbers with the winning ones randomly selected in each draw. Six numbers between 1 and 49 are drawn, plus a Chance number from a separate pool of 1 to 10. The Chance number can be the same as one of the main numbers.

Playing from South Africa

You can participate in France Lotto online from South Africa, as well as from locations around the world. Follow these instructions to enter online:

  • Visit an online lottery provider that offers France Lotto.
  • Choose your five numbers from between 1 and 49, and your Chance number from between 1 and 10 – alternatively, select ‘Quick Pick’ for a random selection of numbers.
  • Enter as many sets of numbers as you would like to play.
  • Choose whether or not you wish to enter multiple draws.
  • Select ‘Add to Cart’.
  • Pay for your entries.

Any prizes you win will automatically be transferred to your online lottery account. You may need to register for an account before you complete your first ticket purchase.

France Lotto Raffle

The France Lotto Raffle is an additional game played alongside the main draw. A nine-character raffle code is generated along with your lottery numbers; if you match your code with one of the ten raffle codes randomly picked on the night of the draw, you win a €20,000 prize.

Note that the France Lotto Raffle may be unavailable to some online participants entering from outside of France.

2nd Tirage (2nd Loto draw)

Players can also take part in a 2nd Loto draw for an extra €0.80 per line. This is a separate draw which sees five numbers selected between 1 and 49 – the Chance number is not used in the 2nd draw. Ticket holders play with their same numbers from the main game, and win prizes for matching between two and five numbers. The winning combinations, odds and prizes are as follows:

Winning Combination Odds of Winning Prize
Match 5 1 in 1,906,884 €100,000
Match 4 1 in 8,667 Estimated €500
Match 3 1 in 201 Estimated €30
Match 2 1 in 14 Estimated €3

The jackpot prize and the Match 2 prize are fixed amounts. The other two prizes are pari-mutuel so the amount varies between draws. The fixed prizes are paid first using money from the prize fund, then of the remaining fund, 28% goes to players in the Match 4 category and 72% is allocated to Match 3.

France Lotto Results

Monday, 28 September 2020







Jackpot for this draw: €6,000,000

2nd Tirage Draw Results






Show France Lotto Winners 09-28

Prize Division Prize Amount Winners Total Prize Fund
Match 5 plus Bonus €6,000,000.00 Rollover 0 €0.00
Match 5 €0.00 €0.00
Match 4 plus Bonus €4,863.00 39 €189,657.00
Match 4 €338.00 397 €134,186.00
Match 3 plus Bonus €59.00 1,357 €80,063.00
Match 3 €20.00 14,378 €287,560.00
Match 2 plus Bonus €13.20 16,923 €223,383.60
Match 2 €5.00 177,626 €888,130.00
Match 0 plus Bonus €2.20 243,825 €536,415.00
Totals: 454,545 €2,339,394.60

2nd Tirage Winners

Prize Division Prize Amount Winners Total Prize Fund
Match 5 €100,000.00 1 €100,000.00
Match 4 €721.40 150 €108,210.00
Match 3 €42.80 6,491 €277,814.80
Match 2 €3.00 96,690 €290,070.00
Totals: 103,332 €776,094.80

Calculer ses gains au Loto

Le calcul des gains Loto depuis le 6 mars 2017

Le 6 mars 2017, la FDJ a proposé une nouvelle version du Loto sans toucher aux probabilités de gains. Cependant, l’ensemble du rapport habituel a été modifié pour passer à un tableau fixe des gains, ceux-ci sont plus lisibles et plus simples à comprendre pour les joueurs, voici les nouveaux rapports de gains pour calculer ses revenus au Loto français.

Parmi les 5 bons numéros, vous avez : Votre N° CHANCE est gagnant ?
Oui Non
5 bons numéros Jackpot (2M d’€ minimum) 100’000€
4 bons numéros 1000€ 500€
3 bons numéros 50€ 20€
2 bons numéros 10€ 5€
0 ou 1 bon numéro 2,20€ (remboursement)

Le calcul des gains Loto entre 2008 et le 6 mars 2017

Aussi bien pour les tirages du Loto que du Super Loto, voici comment les gains sont répartis en fonction du nombre de bons numéros présents sur votre grille d’après un tableau fournit par la FDJ :

Parmi les 5 bons numéros, vous avez : Votre N° CHANCE est gagnant ?
Oui Non
5 bons numéros Rang 1 (jackpot) Rang 2
4 bons numéros Rang 3 + Mise* Rang 3
3 bons numéros Rang 4 + Mise* Rang 4
2 bons numéros Rang 5 + Mise* Rang 5
0 ou 1 bon numéro Rang 6 (Mise*)

Le fameux numéro chance, qui n’existait pas dans la première versions du Loto, est donc nécessaire pour l’obtention du Jackpot. Hormis cette utilité, celui-ci ne servira qu’a à rembourser votre mise de départ, mais sera inutile des rangs 5 à 2.

Les gains des différents rangs diffèrent pour chaque tirage, en fonction du nombre de participations et de gagnants pour les tirages précédents, et ce jusqu’à la dernière remise en jeu du jackpot. On peut tout de même calculer les gains moyens aux différents rangs, en voici un tableau (calculés sur les tirages effectués entre 2008 et 2014) :

Rang de gain Résultat Probabilités 1 chance sur Gain moyen (06/10/08 à 28/02/14)
1 5 numéros + n° Chance 0,000 005 % 19 068 840 5 443 038 € (3 fois sur 4 aucun gagnant)
2 5 numéros sans n° Chance 0,000 05 % 2 118 760 103 230 €
3 4 numéros + n° Chance 0,001 % 86 677 1 079 € + mise
3 4 numéros sans n° Chance 0,01 % 9 631 1 079 €
4 3 numéros + n° Chance 0,05 % 2 016 10 € + mise
4 3 numéros sans n° Chance 0,45 % 224 10 €
5 2 numéros + n° Chance 0,69 % 144 5 € + mise
5 2 numéros sans n° Chance 6,25 % 16 5 €
6 1 numéro + n° Chance 3,56 % 28 2 €
6 0 numéro + n° Chance 5,69 % 18 2 €
Somme 16,71 % 6,0 6 €

Voir les probabilités Loto en détails ici.

Calculer ses gains au Super Loto Vendredi 13

Depuis la mise en place de la Nouvelle formule Loto le 6 mars 2017, les tirages spéciaux des Vendredi 13 ne sont plus comme avant et plusieurs règles changent, dont le rapport de gains qui est plus fourni qu’auparavant, à l’image du Grand Loto de Noël.

Ainsi, avec un prix de 3€ par grille, les Super Loto du Vendredi 13 sont dorénavant doté, en plus d’un jackpot minimum de 13 millions d’euros de rangs de gains boostés et de 50 codes Loto d’une valeur unitaire de 20’000€.

Retrouvez ci-dessous l’intégralité du rapport de gains pour les Super Loto des Vendredi 13 :

Rangs de gains Gains Gains boostés
5 bons numéros + N° Chance 2.000.000€ minimum 13.000.000€ minimum (x6,5)
5 bons numéros 100’000€ 150’000€ (x1,5)
Gagnants Codes Loto 10×20’000€ 50×20’000€ (x5)
4 bons numéros + N° Chance 1000€ 2000€ (x2)
4 bons numéros 500€ 1000€ (x2)
3 bons numéros + N° Chance 50€ 100€ (x2)
3 bons numéros 20€ 50€ (x2,5)
2 bons numéros + N° Chance 10€ 20€ (x2)
2 bons numéros 5€ 10€ (x2)
1 bon numéro + N° Chance / N° Chance uniquement 2,20€ (mise) 3€ (mise)

Calculer ses gains du Grand Loto de Noël

Une fois par an à partir de 2017, la FDJ propose un Grand Loto de Noël, il s’agit d’un tirage spécial mettant en jeu la somme de 20 millions d’euros minimum (forcément remporté) ainsi que 100 codes Loto d’une valeur de 20’000€, là aussi garantis.

En plus de ces gains astronomiques, le rapport de gains se voit également être modifié en proposant des gains boostés de x2 à x5 comparé à la normal.

Retrouvez ci-dessous le rapport de gains pour les tirages Grand Loto de Noël

Rangs de gains Gains Gains boostés
5 bons numéros + N° Chance 2.000.000€ minimum 20.000.000€ minimum (x10)
5 bons numéros 100’000€ 200’000€ (x2)
Gagnants Codes Loto 10×20’000€ 100×20’000€ (x10)
4 bons numéros + N° Chance 1000€ 5000€ (x5)
4 bons numéros 500€ 2500€ (x5)
3 bons numéros + N° Chance 50€ 200€ (x4)
3 bons numéros 20€ 100€ (x5)
2 bons numéros + N° Chance 10€ 30€ (x3)
2 bons numéros 5€ 15€ (x3)
1 bon numéro + N° Chance / N° Chance uniquement 2,20€ (mise) 5€ (mise)

Tout savoir sur le Grand Loto de Noël du 22 décembre 2017

Extra money with 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. Besides that, the prize money is tax free. It makes the French Loto even more exciting!

In a lottery you have to beat the odds, because the winning chances for the Jackpot aren’t very high. However, France Loto doesn’t think there is something like ‘bad luck or bad numbers’ because it always has a guaranteed Jackpot at Friday the 13th! The Jackpot is worth at least 13 million euros. So if you win, 13 will be forever your lucky number. Sometimes it takes a while before there’s a Jackpot hit, because the maximum number of rollovers is 34.

Where can you buy French Loto tickets?

You can purchase France Loto tickets in one of the official stores or online at TheLotter. A ticket usually costs a few euros. There’s a possibility to increase your winning chances, namely by choosing a systematic form with the numbers 7, 8 or 9. A 5-line or 6-line lottery ticket might bring you luck as well. It might also help if you buy a multi-draw package of 5, 10, 25 or 52 draws. It has two advantages, namely a discount and a higher winning chance. A subscription for France Loto is a good idea as well, because in that case you participate in every draw. Besides that you get a free 10th ticket every time. 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.

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