The French Lottery
Though it may sound like a Michelin star restaurant, the French Lottery is one of the oldest national lotteries around. It has some unique rules that set it apart from others, and one of the most interesting is that each time a draw ends without finding the jackpot’s winner, a cool €1 million is added to the jackpot!
This may not sound like a whole lot, but seeing as how the French lotto’s winning numbers are drawn a whopping three times a week, it means the jackpot grows a minimum of €3 million every seven days. Another interesting rule is that if the jackpot turns over 34 times, the entire sum is split within all winners in the next highest tier. In recent years, the French lottery jackpot has reached over €24 million!
French Lotto Odds
If you hadn’t guessed, loto is French for lottery – and this particular one has excellent odds. The French lotto has been paying out non-jackpot prizes since its beginning in 1976, and to get one of these prizes your chance is a cool 1 in 18. If the jackpot is what you’ve set your sights upon, then your French Lotto odds are similar to other national lotteries: around 1 in 19,000,000.
While the minimum jackpot is €2 million, it gets big quickly, and many prefer to win once it’s had some time to pass a few draws. Seeing as how it accrues half of its minimum jackpot every draw, this is no surprise.
How to Play the French Lotto
You can play the French Lottery with Lottoz by simply buying a lottery ticket to the upcoming draw. The lotto works like many others, you must pick five numbers within a range of 1 to 49 and then a special Chance number from 1 to 10.
Also similar to its peer lotteries around the world, it’s possible to use Quick Picks, if that’s your style, and to play flexibly in multiple upcoming draws or exercise your double jackpot option.
French Lotto Draw
The latest winning numbers for the French lottery are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, making the French lotto a favorite among those who like their results fast a frequent! Mix it with other lottos that feature multi-day draws and your week will be full to the brim with chances to make millions.
Make sure to check our France lotto results page after every drawing to get your results, and also to check the full history of French lotto draws.