"The Francaise des jeux Loto – Loto France – from FDjeux"
Current Jackpot € 3,000,000
France Lotto games can trace their history back to 1936 when the Loto was introduced as a means of raising funds for the Government in France.
Today’s French Lottery is run and organized by the Francaise des Jeux Groupe, a semi-public company which was formed in January 1993 to operate France Lottery games and games of sporting predictions and is regulated by the French Government who have a 72% stake.
The Francaise des jeux Loto is so popular amongst people in France that 98% of the entire population are familiar with it and from research carried out in 2006 – 36% of French citizens played the France Lotto.
There are many French Loto games that are offered by the Francaise des Jeux and Lotto France including the European Lottery – EuroMillions France plus My Million – Super Loto, Keno, Joker+, Rapido, Loto Foot 7 & 15, Cote & Match as well as Instant Games, Internet Games and the Francaise des Jeux flagship game that we shall look at here – the Francaise des jeux Loto – France Lotto…
The Francaise des jeux Loto – Loto France – was first launched back on May 19th 1976 and is still going very strong today in France being operated by FDJeux and played by circa 15 million French citizens every week.
The FDJ Loto is a traditional jackpot, draw-style lotto game and is the premier loto offered by Francaise des Jeux – the National Lottery and gaming company in France.
The jackpot for the France Lotto begins at € 2 Million and there are 3 occasions on which this figure can increase each week.
Each time that the France Lotto jackpot is not won, it will rollover and a minimum of € 1 Million will be added onto the jackpot for the next draw. The jackpot can then rollover up to a maximum of 34 times making for some very large jackpot figures to be won!
Draws for the France Loto take place three times every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8.30pm CET.
The France Lotto uses what is known as a double matrix of 5/49 & 1/10. In every draw – the 5 main lottery numbers are firstly drawn from a sphere containing 49 balls and then a “Lucky Number” is drawn from a second sphere containing 10 balls.
So – to play the Fdjeux Loto France – you will first need to select your 5 main numbers out of a range of numbers from 1 to 49 plus a “Lucky Number” out of a 2nd range of numbers from 1 to 10.
If you match all 5 of the main numbers plus the “Lucky Number” drawn then you will be a winner of the first division prize – the France Lotto jackpot.
In addition to the jackpot itself, there are 9 other ways in which you can win on the French Lottery, which means that are a great number of prizes to be won twice per week for anyone who plays this game from Francaise des Jeux.
A “QuickPick” facility is available when playing the Loto France very much the same as the “Lucky Dip” option that is used in the UK National Lottery or the FDJ Euro Millions plus nearly all of the USA Lottery games – which means that you can ask the lottery retailer or computer to randomly select all your France Loto numbers for you.
So – playing the Loto Francaise des jeux is simple – just select your own numbers or request them to be automatically chosen for you using the computer's random number generator.
The cost of playing the Loto Francaise is € 2 per entry.
Previously – only citizens who were living in France were allowed to play in any of the games offered by Francaise des Jeux including the FDJ Loto – you would have had to purchase your France Lotto tickets from an authorized Francaise des jeux loto ticket retailer that was based within France itself.
Nowadays though – this is not an issue as there are numerous online lottery ticket sales companies such as TheLotter who are both authorized and genuine – you are able to select your French Lottery numbers on the internet and purchase your tickets from pretty much anywhere in the world.
This is great news of course if you live outside of France and want to play the Loto France & ensure your entry into the next draw or simply want to have the ease & convenience of being able to buy lottery tickets online for the Loto fr.
Once you have entered into the Loto France draw, you can then easily check the France Lotto results online to see if you have struck lucky.
You will need to be 18 years of age to be eligible to purchase a ticket for any of the FD Jeux Lottery games including the Loto Francaise des jeux.
The Loto France is drawn by Fancaise des jeux 3 times every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.30pm CET.
There are numerous ways that you are able to check the latest France Lotto Results – including results for the FDJ EuroMillions – to see if you have become one of the lucky winners.
The results of the Loto France will be published in various newspapers and are broadcast on television channels France 2 and TF1 on draw days at 8.35pm.
You can also see the latest France Loto Resultats on the official Francaise des jeux websites – fdj.fr and loto.fr – and you can revisit Global Lottery Review where the France Lotto Results will also be made available shortly after each draw.
The odds of winning the France Lotto are very competitive when compared to many national lottery games and with a grand total of 10 different ways that you can win – this means there’s many thousands of prizes to be won on the FDJ Loto 3 times every week.
The chances of winning a France Lotto jackpot by matching the 5 main numbers plus the “Lucky Number” are 1 in 19.06 million – for these odds you could become a Loto France jackpot winner.
For a prize on the second level – the odds of you winning come in at 1 in 2.11 million for matching the 5 main numbers.
The likelihood of you winning a prize on the third level comes down to 1 in 86,676 for matching 4 of the main numbers plus the "Lucky Number" and for a prize in the fourth level the lottery odds are 1 in 9,631 for matching 4 of the main numbers.
For one of the prizes on the fifth level – the odds of you winning are 1 in 2,015 for matching 3 of the main numbers plus the "Lucky Number" and for a prize on the sixth level – the chances of you winning are 1 in 224 for matching 3 of the main numbers.
Seventh level winning odds are 1 in 144 for correctly guessing 2 of the main numbers plus the "Lucky Number" whilst odds on the eighth tier are 1 in 16 for picking 2 of the main winning numbers.
For matching just 1 of the main numbers plus the "Lucky Number" – ninth level winning odds are just 1 in 28 and the final winning category is the tenth level which has odds of 1 in 18 for selecting only the "Lucky Number" itself.
The biggest ever France Lotto jackpot to have been produced to date has been € 30 Million won in May 2006 by 2 winners.
The 2nd largest jackpot won so far on the Loto Francaise des Jeux Loto has been € 24 Million on Monday June 6th 2011.
A jackpot of €21 Million was offered on November 27th 2019 which was won by a lucky single ticket.
Saturday March 28th 2020 saw a €20 Million jackpot won by a lucky single ticket holder.
Prior to this – the largest jackpot won on the Loto France had been € 18.2 Million.
The Loto Francais regularly produces jackpots in the range of
€ 10 Million or more and occasionally offers a Loto Superdraw on certain dates throughout the year that boast large jackpots.
If you are the lucky winner of a France Lottery jackpot, you will be paid your winnings in the form of a tax free cash lump sum. In fact – all Francaise des Jeux Loto prizes are paid out in cash and are free of tax.
If you have won any prize on the France Lotto, you will need to make your winning claim within 60 days of the draw taking place.
If you have won up to € 500 – you will be able to claim your winnings from any Loto France point of sale ticket retailer.
For any France Lotto win of more than € 500 – you will need to claim your prize at a Francaise des Jeux payment center.
If you have been lucky enough to win € 5,000 or more – you will need to provide identity documents to clain your Fdjeux win.
Of course – if you are playing the Loto France with a recognized online lottery ticket sales service such as TheLotter – you will not have any of these concerns as your ticket agency will take care of all these details for you when you play lottery online.
Proceeds from the Francaise des Jeux Groupe and France Lotto games benefit many areas of life for the people of France with the main beneficiaries being sporting related activities and in particular the CNDS – the National Center for Sport Development.
Having provided funds for the development of sport within France for over 20 years now, the FDJeux now also provides lottery funding for the health related field within France.
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