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 Loto 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||€4,780,488|
|5 numbers||1 in 2,118,760||€101,701|
|4 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 86,677||€1,062|
|4 numbers||1 in 9,631||€527|
|3 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 2,016||€52|
|3 numbers||1 in 224||€21|
|2 numbers and the Chance number||1 in 144||€11|
|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.|
French Loto Raffle
In each draw, there are an additional ten prizes of €20,000 to be won thanks to the French Loto Raffle. French Loto ticket holders are automatically entered into the supplementary game, with the odds of winning dependant on the number of participants taking part in each draw.
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.