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04 Apr 2020
The French loto is quick and easy to pick up and really fun to play. You will first have to pick 5 numbers from a range of 1-49 and then you have to pick a bonus ball from a range of 1-10. Get the total 6 numbers correct to win the jackpot. The Drawing are being held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 21:20 South African Standard time. The starting jackpot is worth €2 million that increases by €1 million each time it isn’t won.
Française des Jeux is the operator of all the lottery games in France. Since 1976 the French lotto has been making Millionaires and paying out Jackpot prizes.
The French loto also offers players to opt in to a second draw that costs an additional €0.80 to stand a chance to win up to €100 000. This is a separate draw where you have to choose a number between 1-49. The same numbers will be used that was selected from the main lotto draw and if all 5 match the second draw then they win the amount.
The French loto also offers a raffle that guarantees 10 players in each draw will win €20 000. There will be a code printed alongside every line played on the lotto then the ticket holders that have matching codes will win the amount.
Special drawing also take place for the French loto on Friday the 13th as the raffle will also take place on the date and the 22nd of December as it is the Grand Loto de Noël.
|Country||Schedule||Guess Range |
|France||Monday 21:20 PM UTC+2:00||1-49 +1-10 |
|Wednesday 21:20 PM UTC+2:00|
|Saturday 21:20 PM UTC+2:00|
Prize pool Categories
|Prize tier||Prize||Odds of winning |
|0 numbers + Bonus number||€2.20||1 in 18 |
|2 numbers||€5||1 in 16 |
|2 numbers + Bonus number||€10||1 in 144 |
|3 numbers||€20||1 in 224 |
|3 numbers + Bonus number||€50||1 in 2.016 |
|4 numbers||€500||1 in 9.631 |
|4 numbers + Bonus number||€1000||1 in 88.677 |
|5 numbers||€100 000||1 in 2.118.760 |
|5 numbers + Bonus number||Jackpot||1 in 19.068.840 |
|Winning tier||Prize||Odds of winning |
|2 numbers matched||€3 (fixed)||1 in 14 |
|3 numbers matched||€30 (estimated)||1 in 202 |
|4 numbers matched||€500 (estimated)||1 in 8,668 |
|5 numbers||€100 000 (fixed)||1 in 1,906,884 |
Step by step guide on how to play the French loto
|Lottery||Payout||Rand value |
|EuroJackpot (EU)||€90 million||R1.530 billion |
|EuroMillions (EU)||€190 million||R3.240 billion |
|SuperEnaLotto (IT)||€207 million||R3.530 billion |
|MegaMillions (US)||$1.537 billion||R23.640 billion |
|PowerBall (US)||$1.586 billion||R27.000 billion |
|United states||Europe||France||South Africa||Italy||Spain||United Kingdom |
|Price for ticket||$2||€2.50||€2.20||€2.50||€1.50||£2 |
|Odds of winning|
|1 in 302,575,350||1 in 139,838,160||1 in 19,068,840||1 in 20,358,520||1 in 622,614,630||1 in 31,625,100||1 in 45,057,474 |
|Highest jackpot won||$1.537 billion|| £193m||€24m||R232,131,750||€209m||$1.5 billion||£170.2 m |
|Draw days||Wednesday, Saturday||Tuesdays, Fridays ||Monday, Wednesday, Saturday||Wednesday, Saturday||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||Monday-Saturday||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday |
|Date of the biggest jackpot||2011|
|Number drawn the most amount of times||23||17||41||16||51||30||23|
|When did it start||1934||2004||1789||2000||1530||1812||1994|
|Starting Jackpot||$40,000,000||€17,000,000||€2,000,000||R1,000,000||€1,300,000||€5,000,000||£2,500,000 / £5,000,000 |
Join a syndicate
Make system Bets
Why play with 6 numbers when you can play seven and even 17. System betting increases your chances of winning the main prize by allowing you to take extra numbers with the standard amount.
For example one bet for six numbers will cost you €2.20. You can add extra numbers to increase your chances of winning. For an additional €10,29 you can play with 7 numbers instead that gives you seven potential combinations instead of 1. You can even play System 8 which gives you 28 potentially winning combinations.
Pick random numbers
This will definitely not have any impact on your chances of winning but it will make a big difference in how much you win if your ticket turns out to be good.
For example many people choose a ticket that is compromised out of notable birthdays that means if your ticket wins but your numbers are between 1-31 there will be a much higher chance of you sharing your winning with a lot of people.
Try More Often
More than 100 countries are government-operated lotteries and you will struggle to find a country that’s not.
Nevertheless, it still shouldn’t keep you from playing another countries lotto and trying out your luck. Remember if you live in South Africa with the current exchange rate between Euro and rand, winning the jackpot in the French loto will be worth much more than winning it in South Africa.
Take a look at some of the other countries lotto payouts versus the top biggest South African lottery winnings
|SA Powerball||12/2/2019||R232,131,750 |
|SA Powerball||3/8/2018||R145,469,799 |
|SA Lotto||27/1/2018||R110,000,000 |
|SA Powerball||23/4/2019||R83,853,069 |
|SA Lotto||4/5/2019||R79,874,757 |
|Lottery||Record payout||Rand value |
|Hong Kong Lotto||HK$169,3 million||R330 million |
|French Lotto||$24 million ||R406 million |
|German Lotto||€45,4 million||R770 million |
|Australian Lotto||$112 million AUD||R1.150 billion |
|Irish Lotto||18,9 million||R320 million |
There has been a rumor going around that it’s possible to predict the lucky numbers in the France lotto to win the jackpot and a lot of people will try to convince you that it is. As there are many common myths about lucky lotto numbers is there any truth in what this rumor expresses.
There is no way that you can accurately predict what the exact winning number combinations will be. The Lottery is drawn by selecting random numbers so the chances of a number being drawn again will be reset with every new draw. There are some common tips you can use like tracking cold and hot numbers avoiding some combinations that have already been drawn and then mixing up your numbers with odd and even numbers. The biggest thing you need to remember is that lotto consists completely out of luck, there are no statistics involved. If you are interested, you can also look at the previous France loto results and see which numbers are repeated in each draw.
So why is the France lotto so hugely popular? The main reason is because it offers a greater chances to win cash prizes and the draws take place 3 times a week. With the jackpot starting at €2,000,000 which works out at around R33 million. If no one wins then the cash prize rolls over adding another €1,000,000 and is capped at about €36 million.
|Lotto||Most common number||Second most common number||Third most common number|
|France Lotto||41||13||1 |
Odds of winning
|Lottery ||Overall odds |
|French Lotto||1 in 6 |
|SA Lotto||1 in 96 |
|SA powerball||1 in 36 |
|Spanish Lotto||1 in 10 |
|UK Lotto||1 in 9,3 |
|Austrian Lotto||1 in 12 |
|EuroMillions ||1 in 13 |
As you can see the odds of winning a prize in the South African lotto is significantly lower than winning a prize at the French Lotto in fact the overall odds of winning a prize in the French lotto is better odds than any other Lotto. This is why playing the French lotto is extremely popular for Lotto players to date.
Here are some tips on how to spot a Lottery Scam
The golden rules to avoid scams
Yes, you win an amount of €5 and your odds of winning are 1 in 16
The draw takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm CET
Yes you can play the French lotto online lottoland.com
You will only have 60 days from the draw date to claim your prize money.
€500 will be the prize and your odds will be 1 in 9,631
There is no way to cheat the lottery, if there was the lottery would have lost a lot of money already. The numbers are picked randomly so there is no pattern or trick you can use to win.
The French Loto is worth more than €3 billion
The safest way to claim your prize is to follow the instructions on the official website of the lottery.
You need to get at least 2 numbers correct or just the bonus number will give you the money back that you paid for the ticket
There is a total of 6 numbers in the French lotto the first 5 numbers you have to choose are between 1-49 and the 6th number is between 1-10
Yes, there are a lot of myths concerning this subject and a lot of tips about ways to win the lottery but all of this is false because the lottery is chosen randomly
41 is the luckiest number and most drawn in the French loto