French Loto FAQs

Find all the answers to common French Loto queries here. Click on any of the questions below to learn more.

Question: When do French Loto draws take place?

Answer: French Loto draws are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 20.35 CET.

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Question: What time do French Loto ticket sales close?

Answer: Ticket sales for French Loto close in the evening, right before the draw takes place. Players buying tickets through a concierge are advised to make their purchases a few hours in advance to avoid missing out on entering the game!

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Question: Can I buy French Loto tickets if I don’t live in France?

Answer: You can purchase tickets for French Loto no matter where you live if you work with a online concierge. Simply choose your numbers and place an order. An agent will buy the ticket on your behalf and send a scanned copy to your secure online account.

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Question: Does the French Loto have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?

Answer: The minimum guaranteed Loto jackpot is €2 million.

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Question: What are the odds of winning the French Loto jackpot?

Answer: To win the top French Loto prize, you must match all five main numbers drawn as well as the Chance number. Your odds of doing this are approximately 1 in 19,068,840.

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Question: Is there a rollover limit or jackpot cap for French Loto?

Answer: The Loto top prize can roll over 34 times. If no one matches all five main numbers and the Chance number after this time, the money is rolled down and shared between players in the next winning prize tier.

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Question: Is there a deadline for claiming French Loto prizes?

Answer: The deadline for claiming French Lotto prizes depends on whether you bought your ticket online or in-person from an authorised retailer. If you purchased a physical ticket, you will have 60 days to collect your winnings. If you played online in France, prizes will be paid out to your player account or your bank account after security checks have been performed.

If you bought France Loto tickets from a concierge service, you’ll be notified of any win straight away so that you never have to worry about missing out on a big cash prize.

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Question: Will I have to pay taxes on any French Loto prize that I win?

Answer: French Loto prizes are paid out as a tax-free lump sum. However, players who reside outside France should consult with a local financial adviser to see if they will be liable for any taxes in their own country.

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Question: When is the next French Loto draw?

Answer: Saturday 25th March 2017.

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Question: What's the current value of the French Loto jackpot?

Answer: The current value of the French Loto jackpot is €5,000,000.

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Question: How much does it cost to buy a French Loto ticket?

Answer: : A single ticket costs €2.20. The price of a ticket includes entry to the French Loto Raffle.

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Question: What was the largest French Loto jackpot ever won?

Answer: The largest ever France Loto jackpot was worth €24 million and was won by a single ticket holder in June 2011.

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Question: What can I win in the French Loto Raffle?

Answer: The French Loto Raffle guarantees ten prizes of €20,000 in each draw. Players are automatically entered into the raffle when they buy a French Loto ticket.

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