FRANCE LOTO (THE FRENCH NATIONAL LOTTERY)
|France is a country that has always been culturally rich in terms of lottery games, with lotteries first being introduced as far back as 1936 as a means of fundraising for the country. The France Loto (Loto Francaise) was introduced in 1976, and to this day is still going strong thanks to the millions of French (and international) players participating in the weekly draws.
The France Loto game employs a “double matrix” draw structure. Basically, to place their entries the participants need to choose numbers from two sets of balls. Players are required to make their selection as follows – select five numbers from a possible 49 (standard ball selection), and one number from a possible 10 (the Lucky Number selection). To qualify for a win in this lottery, a player is required to match all six of their chosen numbers to all 6 of the numbers that have been drawn at random. There is a total of six prize tiers for this lottery, which means that there are a great number of prizes to be won every week.
Even though the France Loto comes with a fairly modest €2 million minimum jackpot, that doesn’t mean it cannot pay out a sizeable amount. Every time this lottery rolls over, the jackpot amount increases in €1 million increments. In addition to this, the jackpot’s ability to roll over is capped at a pretty generous 34 times. The largest single-ticket jackpot prize won on the France Loto was €24 million, in June 2011. The jackpot had rolled over an impressive 11 times from a starting special draw jackpot prize of €13 million to end up on this amount – nearly double the initial prize, thanks to 11 consecutive rollovers. The France Loto has also had its fair share of amazing results; one incredibly lucky lottery player from the south of France took home the jackpot in 1996, and then again in 2011.
The largest single-ticket jackpot prize won on the France Loto was €24 million on 6th June 2011.
Draws for the French Loto take place thrice a week; Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 20h30 CET, and are held in Paris, France.
France Loto Prize Tier:
There is a total of 6 prize tiers for this French Lottery (French Loto), which means that there are a great number of prizes to be won up to three times per week.
Jackpot: 5 Numbers Plus Lucky Number
Tier 2: 5 Numbers
Tier 3: 4 Numbers
Tier 4: 3 Numbers
Tier 5: 2 Numbers
Tier 6: Lucky Number