The French Lotto or Loto Francaise was created by La Francaise De Jeux in 1976 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. Every year this lottery distributes roughly €4.4 billion in cash prizes to lucky ticket holders. The largest jackpot ever won in this game was for an enormous €18,200,000. Another big prize of €10,000,000 was won in 2010, which the winner used to save the road haulage company he worked for from financial ruin. The game is played with two different sets of numbers and because of this it has six different prize categories.
All in all the French Lotto has created over 8000 millionaires since the game began. Because of the great winning odds to take home a cash prize the game now has worldwide popularity. Thanks to the internet people can now participate in this game from almost any other country. By buying your ticket online you can play in the French Lotto and win it’s excellent cash prizes.
The French Lotto is a double matrix game, meaning players must select from two different fields of numbers. The first set of numbers is 5 chosen from 1-49, the second is 1 “Lucky Number” that players choose from between 1-10. This game is played three times each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays live at 20:30 GMT. With three drawings held per week there are many opportunities to win French Lotto prizes, it also means that the jackpot can rollover to large amounts very quickly.
Players can win a cash prize in this game by matching just the Lucky Number on its own. In total there are six different prize categories each with different odds of winning.
Below is a table of each of odds of winning in each France Lotto prize category.
|Numbers Matched||Lucky Number||Odds Of Winning|
|5||Yes||1 in 19,068,840|
|5||No||1 in 2,118,760|
|4||No||1 in 9,631|
|3||No||1 in 224|
|2||No||1 in 16|
|0||Yes||1 in 18|