How to Play
French Loto tickets can be purchased online or in person from an authorised retailer at a cost of €2.20 per line.
Loto jackpots are worth a minimum of €2 million and if there is no Match 5 plus Chance Number winner, the jackpot will roll over to the following draw and increase by €1 million. It is possible for the jackpot to roll over for a maximum of 34 consecutive draws and if there is still no top prize winner, the jackpot prize will roll down and be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.
In addition to the jackpot, there are eight other winning combinations and you can even win a prize just for matching the Chance number. The majority of the prizes are pari-mutuel so they vary from draw to draw based on the number of tickets sold and the number of winners, but there is a fixed prize of €2.20 for matching the Chance number with one or none of the main balls.
The Loto winning combinations and odds are as follows:
|Winning Combination||Odds of Winning||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|5 plus Chance||1 in 19,068,840||Jackpot|
|5||1 in 2,118,760||8.44%|
|4 plus Chance||1 in 86,677||2.06%|
|4||1 in 9,631||7.43%|
|3 plus Chance||1 in 2,016||4.44%|
|3||1 in 224||15.98%|
|2 plus Chance||1 in 144||12.43%|
|2||1 in 16||49.22%|
|1 plus Chance||1 in 28||€2.20|
|Chance number||1 in 18||€2.20|
The percentage allocated to each prize category is taken after the prize money has been distributed to the jackpot and fixed prize tiers.