|France Loto is the name of the National Lottery of France. French Lotto games can trace their history back to 1936 when the Loto was introduced as a means of raising funds for the Government in France.|
Today’s French Lottery is run and organized by the Francaise des Jeux Groupe, a semi-public company which was formed in January 1993 to operate lottery games and games of sporting predictions and is regulated by the French Government who have a 72% stake.
The Loterie France is so popular amongst people in France that 98% of the population are familiar with it and from research carried out in 2006, 36% of French citizens played the French Lottery.
The France Loto – Loto Francaise – was first launched way back in 1976 and is still going very strong today in France being operated by FDJeux and played by 15 million French people
How it works:
The France Loto is a traditional jackpot, draw-style, lotto game and is the flagship game offered by Francaise des Jeuxl, the national lottery and gaming company in France.
The jackpot for the France Lottery begins at EUR 2 Million and there are 3 occasions on which this figure can increase each week.
Each time that the French Lotto jackpot rolls over, EUR 1 Million will be added onto the jackpot for the next draw. The Loto jackpot can “rollover” up to 34 times making for some very large jackpot figures to be won!
Draws for the French Loto take place three times every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8.40pm CET.
The France Loto uses what’s called a double matrix of 5/49 & 1/10 and each time the draw takes place, firstly the 5 main numbers are draw from a sphere containing 49 balls and then a “Lucky Number” is drawn from a second sphere containing 10 balls.
So, to play the French Lotto, you will need to select your 5 main numbers out of a pool of numbers from 1 to 49 and a “Lucky Number” out of a second pool of numbers from 1 to 10.
If you match all 5 of the main numbers plus the “Lucky Number” drawn then you will be a winner of the first division prize – the French Lotto jackpot.
In addition to the jackpot itself, there are 5 other ways in which you can win on the French Lottery, which means that are a great number of prizes to be won twice per week for anyone who plays this game from Francaise des Jeux.
So, playing the French Lotto is simple…just select your own numbers or request them to be randomly generated for you by choosing the “QuickPick” option.