French Lotto Information

The French Lotto is operated by Française des Jeux, which literally translates to “The French Games”,  or just ‘FDJ’ for short, which is around half-owned by the French government. The company also operates other gambling in France and sponsors the FDJ cycling team. Tickets are sold all over France, in thousands of retail outlets, but the lottery is also becoming increasingly popular with foreign players who appreciate its very frequent draws, good prize pools and the fact that lottery winnings are not subject to French tax. 

French Lotto rules and prizes

Playing French Lotto is extremely easy – just pick 5 main numbers from 1-49 plus a ‘Chance’ number from 1-10. Keep in mind you need to purchase a minimum of two lines to play. The jackpot, which is always at least €2 million, and rises by €1 million with each rollover, is won by matching all 5 main numbers and the Chance number. However, there are 9 prize tiers, so even if you don’t win the jackpot there’s a fair chance of winning something.

French Lotto taxes

French Lotto winnings are not subject to French tax. However, if you are resident in another country, your winnings may be subject to local tax laws. 

Latest Result (Mar 28, 2020)

Latest Result (Mar 28, 2020)
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French Lotto

French Lotto

€2,000,000
Country Schedule Guess Range
Country France Schedule Monday 6:35 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Monday 8:35 PM GMT+2
Wednesday 6:35 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Wednesday 8:35 PM GMT+2
Saturday 6:35 PM UTC Lottery Local Time: Saturday 8:35 PM GMT+2
Guess Range 5/49 + 1/10
Latest Result (Mar 28, 2020): Latest Result (Mar 28, 2020)
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Tier Match
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Prize Chance to win
Prize #1I Match
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X
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5 + 1
Prize : Jackpot Chance to win : 1 in 19,068,840
Prize #2II Match
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5 + 0
Prize : €100,000 Chance to win : 1 in 2,118,760
Prize #3III Match
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4 + 1
Prize : €1,000 Chance to win : 1 in 86,677
Prize #4IV Match
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4 + 0
Prize : €500 Chance to win : 1 in 9,631
Prize #5V Match
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3 + 1
Prize : €50 Chance to win : 1 in 2,016
Prize #6VI Match
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3 + 0
Prize : €20 Chance to win : 1 in 224
Prize #7VII Match
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2 + 1
Prize : €10 Chance to win : 1 in 144
Prize #8VIII Match
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2 + 0
Prize : €5 Chance to win : 1 in 16
Prize #9IX Match
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0 + 1
Prize : €2.2 Chance to win : 1 in 18
Overall chances of winning any prize: 1 in 5.99
French Lotto

French Lotto

€2,000,000

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