The Official French Loto


€ 13 million

Next Draw: Sat 01/06/2024

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French Loto

Which national lottery game gives you more chances to win? Why, French Loto of course. In fact, 1 in 16 tickets is a cash prize winner. With a guaranteed minimum jackpot of €2 million and 3 draws a week, plus this game’s capacity for regular rollovers, this is one of Europe’s richest lotteries.

Jackpots of up to €13 million are a regular occurrence, and the record jackpot of €24 million was the largest jackpot prize in the history of French national lotteries. Players choose 5 main numbers and 1 Bonus Number. You need to match all 6 numbers to win the jackpot, but can win a prize simply by matching the single bonus number. What could be simpler?

French Loto Key Facts

Draw Days

  •  Mon
  •  Tue
  •  Wed
  •  Thu
  •  Fri
  •  Sat
  •  Sun

Minimum Jackpot

€2 Million

Record Jackpot

€24 Million

Draw Format

You need to choose 5 numbers from 1 to 49 and a Bonus Ball between 1 and 10. The bonus number is drawn separately. To win the jackpot, you must match all 5 number plus the Bonus Ball.


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French Loto FAQs

  •   What is French Loto?

    French Loto has been a part of French culture since is was launched in 1976 and it’s one of the few games that is drawn 3 times a week, instead of the usual 1 or 2. Players enjoy numerous chances to win cash prizes and never have to wait too long for the next draw.

  •   How does it work?

    Pick 5 numbers from 1 to 49, then pick a Bonus Number between 1 and 10. If you match all 6 numbers, you’re a jackpot winner. There are 6 prize levels including the jackpot, giving players 6 ways to win. Players can win a prize by matching as few as 2 of the main numbers or just the bonus number on its own. Remember, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win!

  •   What does it pay?

    Jackpots get started at €2 million and grow until won. Because French Loto is drawn 3 times a week, jackpots can grow quickly. The jackpot has gone as high as €24 million. The 5 other prize levels often feature attractive cash prizes too.

  •   What happens after buying a Ticket?

    Once you’ve placed your order, we will email your confirmation. Your French Loto Ticket(s) will be purchased by our local office who will send your numbers directly to your email. The originals will be stored in a security deposit box by our auditors for your security.

  •   How much does it cost to play?

    The exact price of your French Loto ticket depends on how many lines you’d like to play and how many draws you want to play for. Remember, the price you pay includes all our service fees and taxes. We do not charge any deductions or commissions of any kind. You keep everything you win.

  •   When is the deadline for buying Tickets?

    The deadline for buying your tickets is usually around 5 hours before the draw itself. The amount of time you have left is clearly shown on the website. We recommend that you order in plenty of time if you don’t want to miss out.

  •   What are the odds?

    Your odds of winning the top prize in French Loto are 1-in-19,068,840. Remember that overall 1 in 16 tickets can win a cash prize.

    Prize Hits Odds
    1st (jackpot) 5 + 1 1 in 19068840
    2nd 5 1 in 2118760
    3rd 4 + 1 1 in 86676
    4th 4 1 in 9631
    5th 3 + 1 1 in 2015
    6th 3 1 in 224
    7th 2 + 1 1 in 144
    8th 2 1 in 16
    9th 1 + 1 1 in 28
    10th 0 + 1 1 in 18
  •   How do I know if I have won?

    After the draw the winning numbers and the prizes for each category will be announced by French Loto. As soon as we get this information, it will be communicated via email and, if you have won a major prize, we will contact you directly as soon as we can. All results can also be viewed on our website.

  •   What happens when I win?

    All prizes won that are below $600 will be claimed on your behalf and credited to your BuyLottoOnline account. Any prizes won above this level are handled on a case by case basis according to the rules of the individual lottery. Wherever possible BuyLottoOnline will claim the prize money on your behalf. If you prefer to handle your own claim or local rules prevent us from claiming the prize on your behalf, we will facilitate getting the winning ticket to you and our lottery winners support team will assist you in making the claim. We have had over 192,000 winners from 118 different countries throughout the world with players winning anything from $8 prizes up to $1 million jackpots.


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Why play French Loto?  

  •  Jackpots can build quickly due to frequent rollovers
  •  1 in every 16 tickets is a winner
  •  The record jackpot is €24 Million