Loto is France’s national lottery game, with tickets costing
Loto draws take place three times a week on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 20:35 local
To enter Loto, choose five numbers between 1 and 49, plus
an additional number called the Chance Number between 1 and
10. Players can select the Flash option to play with randomly
generated numbers, with all Loto tickets automatically entered into a raffle
that produces 10 €20,000 winners during each draw.
For an extra €0.80, the “2nd Edition” option can be
activated. This enters the five main numbers into a second draw with a jackpot
Also, two Joker+ games take place after each draw, costing an extra
€1.00 or €2.00 to enter. The €500,000 jackpot is won by
matching seven randomly generated numbers in the order they are drawn, with
smaller prizes paid out for matching shorter sequences.
Loto has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of €2 million.
Loto has no jackpot cap but does have a rollover cap of 34 draws. Each time
the jackpot rolls over, it increases by €1 million, with the maximum possible
jackpot potentially reaching €36 million. The jackpot has never grown this
large but would roll down to the next prize tier if it did.
The biggest ever Loto wins are:
The odds of winning the Loto jackpot are 1 in 19,068,840.
Players can win at nine prize tiers, plus the chance to win a €20,000 raffle
The odds of winning a Loto prize or €20,000 raffle prize are 1 in 6.
Lottery winnings are not subject to taxation in France, with prizes only
being paid out as lump sums.
Players from abroad should check local tax laws to find out if lottery
winnings must be declared.
Loto tickets are on sale at authorized lottery retailers in France or via
the official website.
Players from abroad can enter via the official website or via Lottery Agent
Loto was launched in 1976 and is one of the world’s longest-running