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.Back to Top
Question: What time do French Loto ticket sales close?
Answer: Ticket sales for French Loto close at 8pm, shortly before the draw takes place.Back to Top
Question: Can I buy French Loto tickets if I don’t live in France?
Answer: You can choose French Loto numbers online for the chance to win the prizes on offer in each draw, wherever you live in the worldBack to Top
Question: Does the French Loto have a minimum guaranteed jackpot?
Answer: The minimum guaranteed Loto jackpot is €2 million.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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 are paid out to your player account or your bank account after security checks have been performed.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Question: When is the next French Loto draw?
Answer: Monday 18th January 2021.Back to Top
Question: What's the current value of the French Loto jackpot?
Answer: The current value of the French Loto jackpot is €9,000,000.Back to Top
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. Players can also opt in to the Loto 2nd Draw for an additional €0.80, taking the total cost of a ticket to €3.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Question: What is the Grand Loto de Noël (Big Christmas Lotto)?
Answer: The Grand Loto de Noël (Big Christmas Lotto) is a special draw taking place in France on Friday, 22nd December 2017. The Loto jackpot will be €20 million and 100 raffle codes will be drawn, each providing a guaranteed prize of €20,000.Back to Top
Question: What is the 2nd Draw?
Answer: The 2nd Draw gives Loto players an extra chance to win up to €100,000 and it costs an extra €0.80 to enter. A second set of winning numbers between 1 and 49 are drawn and players try to match them with the same numbers they picked for the main Loto draw. There are prizes for matching two, three, four, or five numbers.Back to Top
Question: Does the 2nd Draw top prize roll over?
Answer: No, the €100,000 2nd Draw prize is fixed. If it is not won, the prize money is held in the reserve fund to pay out prizes when there is a shortfall in funds in the future.Back to Top
Question: Can you play the 2nd Draw without entering the main French Loto draw?
Answer: No, players must enter the main French Loto draw to be eligible to play the 2nd Draw.Back to Top