French Loto Help and FAQs

Betting on the French Loto is much the same as participating in the lottery itself, however rather than buying a physical ticket, you are betting on the outcome of the draw. Below is a list of FAQs related to the draw - if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

How to bet on French Loto

Placing a bet on the French Lotto draw is simple - select 5 numbers between 1-49 and 1 bonus number from 1-10.

Where and when do the French Loto draws take place?

The draws take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in France at 20:35 CET (19:35 BST/GMT). See the latest results here.

How do I win?

There are 9 prize tiers with awards paid for matching anything from the bonus number or more. The value of each prize is pre-determined; however, the jackpot amount is dependent on ticket sales. If there are multiple winners for any given prize tier the amount is split between the players. The jackpot starts at €2 million and if unclaimed, the jackpot rolls over until it reaches the €36 million cap.
Match Odds of Winning Percentage of the Prize Fund*
5 + 1 1:19,068,840 Jackpot
5 1:2,118,760 8,44%
4 + 1 1:86,677 2,06%
4 1:9,631 7,43%
3 + 1 1:2,016 4,44%
3 1:224 15,98%
2 + 1 1:144 12,43%
2 1:16 49,22%
1 + 1 1:28 €2.20 (fixed)
0 + 1 1:18 €2.20 (fixed)
* The amounts shown above have been taken from the official French Loto prize breakdown. prize amounts are calculated in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

What happens if I win?

We will notify you via email and the prize money will be transferred to your account as soon as possible.

Can I subscribe to French Loto?

Yes! Once you have selected your lucky numbers, you can select the ‘Subscribe’ option and we’ll enter your bet automatically. Never miss a French Loto draw!

What’s the biggest jackpot in French Loto history?

The largest ever French Loto jackpot was worth €24 million and was won by a single ticket holder in June 2011.

French Loto