French Lotto information
All You Wanted to Know About French Lotto
French Lotto is one of the most popular lottos in France.
Draws are conducted three times a week(every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday).
The guaranteed minimum value of the jackpot is €2 million.
Every time the jackpot is not won, €1 million is added to the next jackpot.
There are nine different prize tiers.
French nationals can buy tickets from official stores.
Players from other parts of the world can play the lotto online.
At Lottomania, we follow a simple process to help players from around the world participate in the lotto.
To play French Lotto, you need to choose five numbers between 1-49, and a lucky number between 1-10.
If you want the system to select numbers on your behalf, use our random number generator.
You can add multiple lines and buy additional tickets.
Once you select your draw day and the number of future draws you want to play, the system will process your French Lotto ticket.
Chances of winning a prize and the prize amount in each tier
|Prize tier||Chances of winning||Payout|
|All six numbers||1 in 19,068,840||Jackpot ( €2 million and above)|
|Five numbers||1 in 2,118,760||€100,000|
|Four numbers + 1 bonus|
|1 in 88,677||€1,000|
|Four numbers||1 in 9,631||€500|
|3 numbers + 1 bonus number||1 in 2,016||€50|
|Three numbers||1 in 224||€20|
|2 numbers + 1 bonus |
|1 in 144||€10|
|Two numbers||1 in 16||€5|
|Bonus number||1 in 18||€2.2|
Rules for claiming the prize
The winning amount is transferred to the verified account of online players.
French nationals who buy from official stores can claim their prize within 60 days after the draw.
Strategies to maximize your chances of winning a prize
Though the winning numbers are drawn randomly, you shouldn’t leave everything to luck.
To help you increase your chances of winning a prize, we have compiled a list of some handy tips you can follow when selecting your numbers.
Track and study number groups
If you observe the last French Lotto results carefully, you will find that some number groups are not represented.
To increase your chances of winning a prize, study different number groups.
Based on your findings, decide the number of groups that you can omit and the ones that you need to provide extra weight.
Lotto number sum advice
Choose numbers in such a way that their sum falls in the range of 93-157.
Studies show that numbers with sum falling in this range are drawn 70 percent of times.
Avoid using the same combinations
Many French Lotto players wrongly believe that they should keep on playing the same numbers that some other player used to win the jackpot.
Studies show that a set of five numbers plus a bonus number has a chance of being drawn every 122,236 years.
Avoid numbers with the same ending digits
Many French Lotto players choose numbers with the same last digit (for ex. 13, 33, 23, 43).
The chances of a combination comprising of numbers with the same last digit are meager.
The chances of a winning set featuring no more than one repeated last digit, on the other hand, is almost 90 percent.
Go ahead and play this French lottery and who knows, maybe you’re about to start a new life … in Paris.