Playing the French Lottery is quick and easy and you can do it in minutes from your mobile! France Lotto (also known as Lotto de France) is one of the largest lotteries in Europe. There are three draws every week including Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. This means three chances to win the jackpot up to R 180 million (€ 10 million). View France Lotto Results here. The France lotto gives some of the finest opportunities to win lucky draws 3 days a week. After each game, you may discover the most recent winning lottery numbers here. To view the complete French lotto results and learn if you won the biggest draw.
|DATE||WINNING NUMBERS||PLUS DRAW|
|Saturday 2 December 2023|
|DATE||WINNING NUMBERS||PLUS DRAW|
|Wednesday 29 November 2023||6, 10, 21, 30, 31|
Bonus Ball: 1
|2, 6, 7, 28, 34|
|Monday 27 November 2023||8, 9, 19, 26, 46|
Bonus Ball: 9
|6, 7, 8, 26, 40|
|Saturday 25 November 2023||1, 9, 11, 13, 19 |
Bonus Ball: 8
|7, 10, 41, 42, 43|
|Wednesday 22 November 2023||4, 17, 18, 41, 45|
Bonus Ball : 2
|1, 15, 19, 23, 24|
|Monday 20 November 2023||15, 30, 34, 41, 46|
Bonus Ball: 2
|8, 28, 40, 41, 47|
|Saturday 18 November 2023||12, 20, 21, 29, 48|
Bonus Ball: 3
|14, 33, 35, 36, 48|
|Wednesday 15 November 2023||2, 7, 16, 22, 30|
Bonus Ball: 1
|16, 27, 36, 38, 47|
|Monday 13 November 2023||13, 23, 39, 45, 46|
Bonus Ball : 7
|12, 15, 32, 36, 48|
|Saturday 11 November 2023||17, 19, 22, 25, 35|
Bonus Ball: 6
|17, 27, 32, 36, 41|
|Wednesday 8 November 2023||1, 2, 14, 36, 49|
Bonus Ball : 9
|2, 18, 26, 30, 33|
|Monday 6 November 2023||10, 18, 31, 34, 40|
Bonus ball: 10
|2, 4, 40, 45, 46|
|Saturday 4 November 2023||13, 20, 25, 40, 46|
Bonus Ball : 7
|13, 16, 22, 29, 47|
|Wednesday 1 November 2023||1, 16, 27, 32, 46 |
Bonus Ball : 1
|8, 14, 24, 32, 39|
The winning lotto numbers are announced soon after the draws, which occur on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights. Learn how to participate in France Loto right here.
About French Lotto?
One of the best lotteries the country has ever developed is the French lottery. Francaise dex jexus is in charge of running the game (FDJ). In South Africa and France, the French lottery is well-liked. There are eleven reward categories with a €2 million starting jackpot. This game is extremely competitive and resembles the UK 49 lunchtime outcomes lottery in many ways.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 8:20 p.m., LOTO draws are held. The deadline for withdrawing your stake is also at this time. The draw results should not be broadcast at this time. On days when there is a draw, LOTTO participation is allowed until 8:15 p.m. You can play for a number of days; the unit lotto is then multiplied by the number of draws you’ve selected. Meet for the draw on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday depending on the day(s) chosen!
How to Play France Lotto?
All you have to do to play the France lotto is mark six numbers: five on a grid of 49 numbers and one lucky number on a grid of 10. If you match all five winning numbers plus the bonus number, you win the jackpot. Each grid costs 2.20 euros. The smallest prize is €2 million. The jackpot rises by 1 million euros if it is not claimed on the day of the drawing. Since November 2019, you can now choose the second draw option, which costs an extra €0.80 and gives you the chance to try your luck once more with the same five numbers from the grid but without the Chance number.
You can choose between 2 grid types for each play made at a merchant, online at fdj.fr, or on our iOS or Android app:
- Simple grid: using €2.20, you select 5 numbers on the grid, along with 1 fortunate number.
- More than one grid: You choose more or more “lucky” numbers. The number of numbers selected affects how much multiple grid costs. Find every playing combination that is conceivable.
By repeating your five numbers, you can check the “2nd draw” game option, raising your chances of winning to nearly 1 in 4 for a Jackpot of at least €100,000 (1l) to be split.
Who can play France’s lotto?
You must be at least 18 years old to play LOTO. For teenagers, lottery tickets are never allowed in France. Games on physical media and online are also prohibited under this rule. Therefore, even when accompanied by a parent or other adult, a juvenile cannot win any prizes or the jackpot. Any online purchase of LOTO grids made through the website or the FDJ iOS or Android mobile applications requires the creation of an account and the sending of a scan of the customer’s identification documentation. FDJ point-of-sale managers could also request identification documentation.
Playing from South Africa
You can play the lottery online from South Africa and throughout the world. Here following guidelines help to know how to play the France lottery online.
- Search for authentic websites that offer France lottery
- Pick five numbers from 1 to 49 along with one bonus ball between 1 to 10. You can also choose lucky numbers by using the “Quick pick” tool.
- You can enter numbers as many as you want to play
- You may add multiple numbers
- Choose “add to cart”
- After selecting numbers, pay for your entries.
If you’re the winner of the lottery you can receive the prize money through your online account. Further, after the purchase of tickets, it’s mandatory to register an online account.
Rules for French lotto
It contains a double matrix system. To win the lottery, players need to choose 5 numbers from the board and a bonus ball number from 1 to 10 respectively. Players can win the jackpot by matching all six numbers. Apart from the jackpot, the France lotto apparently distributed the lottery in 9 divisions so you can choose any division to play the lottery and win the payouts. These promises of prizes keep engaging a number of people toward the lottery and making it a popular one among the lottery games.
As previously described, at the early stage of the French lotto only France residents were permitted to participate in the lotto. But after a few updates in the system now it is allowed for international players can play the lottery on and off and avail of the opportunity to win the amazing jackpot and additional prizes. You can simply purchase tickets from online authentic websites and retailers. The company allows a number of distributors to sell french lotto tickets.
Odds of Winning French Loto:
The table below shows the odds in each section and how the prize will be awarded.
|Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize Pool Percentage|
|1||5 + Chance||1 in 19,068,840||Jackpot|
|2||5||1 in 2,118,760||8.44%|
|3||4 + Chance||1 in 88,677||2.06%|
|4||4||1 in 9,631||7.43%|
|5||3 + Chance||1 in 2,016||4.44%|
|6||3||1 in 224||15.98%|
|7||2 + Chance||1 in 144||12.43%|
|8||2||1 in 16||49.22%|
|9||1 + Chance||1 in 28||€2.20|
|10||0 + Chance||1 in 18||€2.20|
The main prize starts at € 2 million and increases by € 1 million each time it is not won. It can be passed a maximum of 34 times before it needs to be won, in which case the jackpot will be split among the players in the next higher division if there are no winners with a 5+ match probability.
Sometimes there are also special draws called Super Lotto draws on certain key dates such as Valentine’s Day. These draws may take place outside the normal schedule (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday) and will be announced in advance. The jackpot increases to the declared amount.
The special Christmas draw is called the Christmas Grand Loto and also offers an increased jackpot of, for example, € 20 million.
Lotto Raffle and 2nd Tirage Draws
France Lotto gives you more chances to win with its associated Raffle and Tirage games. These are available for players in France, but may not be for international players depending on the service used.
In the raffle, you receive a random nine-digit code alongside your Lotto numbers. Ten winning codes are selected at random in each draw, and you receive €20,000 if you match one of the codes exactly.
The 2nd Tirage (‘Tirage’ means draw) requires you to pay a small additional fee to take part. The main numbers you selected for Lotto are entered into this separate draw, and you win prizes if you match at least two of the winning numbers. There is no Chance number in the 2nd Tirage. The following table shows the prizes and odds of winning:
|Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||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|
Hot and cold numbers
Hot comes most of the time in the draw and cold numbers appear infrequently. These numbers can be helpful while choosing the entries for the next draw. Some participants select these numbers due to their frequency. You can analyze statistically of given few numbers that appear frequently in draw 41 (256), 13 (243), 22 (241), 15 (232), 30 (231), 01, 16, and 29 appear ( 226 times), 26, 31 comes up (223) times.
How to claim the prize?
To claim the prize it is mandatory to know that you’re participating in the lottery online or physically. If you’re buying tickets in person from authorized retailers then you can claim your prize within 60 days. Moreover, if you’re an online lotto participant then the prize money will be transferred to your account securely. If you’re the winner of the jackpot then you can receive cash without tax. Players with up to € 500 prize can receive an amount from an authorized retailer. If you’re the winner of € 5000 or more then you can claim your prize after checking the identification document.
Lottery winnings are not subject to taxation in France. However, just like any other investment, the yearly interest on funds deposited in the bank is taxed. Additionally, if the winner decides to give some of his winnings to his family members, it will be a manual donation that will be taxed, and the level of taxes will depend on the relationship between the donor and the beneficiary.
Case law 27 acknowledges the reciprocal requirement to collect the potential reward in the case of a group of lotterer. The sharing of the gains thus encompasses the payment of the sums.
Records of Winners
The top five Lotto jackpots since the inception of Super Lotto and Grand Lotto in 1976, 1996, and 2017, respectively, are shown below :
- The December 4th, 2021 Lotto winner from Ille-et-Vilaine won €30 million.
- The September 11th, 2021 Lotto winner from the West of France won €26 million. It is also the largest winner on the internet;
- €24,000,000, the June 6, 2011, Loto, ticket validated in Sarcelles, in the Val d’Oise.
- €23,000,000, the May 19, 2014, Loto, winner residing in Libourne.
- €22.9,000,000, March 20, 1997, Super Loto, ticket validated in Asnières.
- And €150,000,000, March 20, 2014, Loto.
France lotto Prizes
You must have a minimum of €2.20 to play a straightforward LOTO ticket. The cost includes a LOTO code. The grid will cost you a total of €3 if you want to play the second draw game option and must risk an extra €0.80. The cost for multiple grids is determined by the number of numbers selected. On our website and in our app, there is no need to perform the computation because the rate is updated based on how many extra numbers you tick.
A total of 53% of wagers are returned to players 24 as winnings. In other words, the predicted gain in front of a 2 € wager is merely 1.02 €. Except for the public finances, which receive 40% of the stakes in each draw, this predicted gain can fluctuate slightly (for instance, if the jackpot is won), but statistically speaking, playing the Lotto always results in losses. Therefore, the Lotto is a voluntary tax.
There are 19,068,840 different grid combinations that are feasible. There is consequently around a one in 19 million probability of landing the fortunate number and the five correct numbers by playing a single grid. As 1/19068840 = 0.00000524%, this is consistent with the probability chart above. This likelihood is really remote.
How to check France Lotto results?
The French lotto results take place at 8:30p.m CET ( Central European Time) three times a week Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. You can check the updated results on this page of France Lotto Results.
Did you know that?
A participant living in the Montpellier city of Southern France won the jackpot a couple of times with the same selected numbers by participating in 1976 and won the first prize in 1996 which was worth € 2,800,000. The participant won the prize again in 2011 by using the same set of numbers. The prize money was € 3,000,000. Française des Jeux (FDJ) ran the lottery and used the revenue for charitable purposes and social awareness programs. They spent it on sports-related programs to promote sports. France lotto also introduced a raffle program with 9 digits code that was received with the lottery number. You can win the prize of €20,000 by matching the lottery code with the raffle code. It may not be for international participants.
You can find further detail by the most frequently asked questions.
Q1: When was the France lotto created?
Ans: France’s lotto was created in 1976 and operated by the French government.
Q2: What is the time at which the France lotto draws are held?
Ans: The lotto draw takes place thrice a week at 8:35 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at Paris local time.
Q3: What is the biggest French lotto jackpot on record?
Ans: The highest jackpot € 26,000,000 was won in September 2021 by matching five numbers. The winning numbers were 3, 5, 15, 33, and 49 along with one bonus ball 8.
Q4: How many numbers are required to play the France lottery game?
Ans: You have to pick five numbers from 1 to 49 along with one bonus ball from 1 to 10. You can also choose lucky numbers by using the “Quick pick” tool.
Q5: Where does the rest of the lottery revenue go?
Ans: Française des Jeux (FDJ) ran the lottery and used the revenue for charitable purposes and social awareness programs and spent it for sports-related programs to promote the sports.
Q6: What is the cost of the ticket?
Ans: The ticket cost for the France lotto is € 2.20 generally, but it may vary from distributor to distributor.