How to play
Select five numbers from 1 to 49 and one Chance number between 1 and 10. In the draw, five balls are randomly selected from the first machine (containing numbers 1 to 49) and a bonus number drawn from the second machine (containing Chance numbers 1 to 10). To win the jackpot, you must match all five numbers and the Chance number.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
French Lotto offers nine prize categories and the overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 5.99, making it a favourite amongst the citizens of France as well as players from around the world.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Average Prize|
|5 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 19,068,840||€6,028,571|
|5 numbers||1 in 2,118,760||€99,094|
|4 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 86,677||€1,000|
|4 numbers||1 in 9,631||€785|
|3 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 2,016||€50|
|3 numbers||1 in 224||€15|
|2 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 144||€10|
|2 numbers||1 in 16||€5|
|0 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 18||€2|
|Overall odds of winning a prize in French Loto are 1 in 5.99.|
Jackpots start at €2 million, with €1 million being added to the jackpot after every draw without a jackpot winner. There is a 34-rollover limit and, if no player matches all 5 five numbers and the Chance number after that, the total prize is distributed between players in the next highest winning tier.
In June 2011, a family from Val-d’Oise won the largest-ever French Lotto jackpot, worth €24 million.