France - Loto Lottery Information

Guess Range 5/49 + PB 1/10
Hosted in France
(Local draw time)
Jackpot Type CASH
Tax Requirement Lottery prizes are paid out tax-free. Check the tax laws in your country of residence for any further local taxation you may be subject to.

Chances to win France - Loto

Divisions Match Winning Odds
1 Prize 5+PB 1:19,068,840
2 Prize 5 1:2,118,760
3 Prize 4+PB 1:86,676
4 Prize 4 1:9,631
5 Prize 3+PB 1:2,015
6 Prize 3 1:224
7 Prize 2+PB 1:144
8 Prize 2 1:16
9 Prize 1+PB 1:28
10 Prize 0+PB 1:18

France - Loto Information

France Loto attracts fans across Europe and around the world looking for a lottery with great prizes, rollover potential, attractive winning odds, and varied play options.

France Loto Rules

To enter the France Loto, players must pick a total of 6 numbers from two different number ranges. First, select 5 numbers between 1 and 49 and then choose an additional number, called a Lucky Number, from a range of 1-10. In order to walk away with the coveted first prize, players must match all five main number draws and the additional number.

Attention: France Loto has recently changed its rules so that the same combination of numbers on one line can only be purchased, anywhere in France, up to a maximum of 45 times for one draw. This means that if your number combination has already been played in the draw 45 times, our local office will not be able to purchase that ticket for you. If this is the case, you will be notified and receive a refund for the relevant lines before the draw takes place. If there is sufficent time, you will be able to make a new ticket purchase using different numbers.

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France Loto Draw Times

France Loto stages lottery draws three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 20:35 CET. Check out the France Loto Results Page shortly after every draw to see if you've won any exciting French prizes!

Winning the France Loto

Match the 5 winning numbers of the regular guess set and 1 additional number and walk away a millionaire. The France Loto offers a tax-free jackpot and great odds throughout all prize divisions, from the jackpot to the secondary prizes. Participants have a 1 in 16 chance of winning a cash prize. As a result, many choose France Loto when they consider which is the best lottery to play.

France Loto History

The modern France Loto was formed by La Française des Jeux in 1976, but the lottery industry has been present in France since the sixteenth century. In 1539, King Francis I founded a lottery system in order to get the French royal treasury out of debt, and the French have been passionate about their lottery every since. The national government holds stake to 72% of La Française des Jeux and has created a game with roots in King Francis’ model while adding modern improvements.

It is estimated that the France Loto doles out €4.4 billion a year in prizes, both for jackpot and secondary prize divisions. Proceeds from the France Loto benefit many sectors of French society, namely healthcare and the National Centre for Sport Development.

France Loto Anecdotes

A French truck driver named Alexandre won a €10 million France Loto jackpot in September 2010. When his place of work, a road haulage company, hit hard financial times, Alexandre stepped in and bought out the company. He instantly became the CEO, managing his former boss. In addition to saving the company from liquidation, this jackpot winner also saved the jobs of more than a dozen of his employees.

Learn About France Loto Draws

France has been handing out lotto prizes since King Francis I started France Loto in 1539 and the jackpots, secondary prizes and winning odds have only gotten bigger and better with age. The lottery jackpot increases by €1 million with each rollover, giving fans the chance to celebrate great winning odds and impressive prizes with three French Loto result draws each week!