France Lotto (also known as the French Loto or Powerball France) offers players the chance to win a multimillion-euro jackpot three nights a week. Find the latest France Lotto results here and learn how to play.
France Lotto Results
|Prize Division||Prize Amount||Winners||Total Prize Fund|
|Match 5 plus Bonus||€3,000,000.00||1||€3,000,000.00|
|Match 4 plus Bonus||€2,776.00||16||€44,416.00|
|Match 3 plus Bonus||€94.30||1,015||€95,714.50|
|Match 2 plus Bonus||€16.40||16,341||€267,992.40|
|Match 0 plus Bonus||€2.20||293,656||€646,043.20|
|Prize Division||Prize Amount||Winners||Total Prize Fund|
How to Play France Lotto
France Lotto draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The winning numbers are drawn at 20:35 CET, but the draw schedule according to local time in South Africa may change, as France observes Daylight Savings Time. See the FAQs on this page for the exact times France Lotto is drawn throughout the year.
The aim is to match your numbers with the winning ones randomly selected in each draw. Six numbers between 1 and 49 are drawn, plus a Chance number from a separate pool of 1 to 10. The Chance number can be the same as one of the main numbers.
Playing from South Africa
You can participate in France Lotto online from South Africa, as well as from locations around the world. Follow these instructions to enter online:
- Visit an online lottery provider that offers France Lotto.
- Choose your five numbers from between 1 and 49, and your Chance number from between 1 and 10 – alternatively, select ‘Quick Pick’ for a random selection of numbers.
- Enter as many sets of numbers as you would like to play.
- Choose whether or not you wish to enter multiple draws.
- Select 'Add to Cart'.
- Pay for your entries.
Any prizes you win will automatically be transferred to your online lottery account. You may need to register for an account before you complete your first ticket purchase.
France Lotto Raffle
The France Lotto Raffle is an additional game played alongside the main draw. A nine-character raffle code is generated along with your lottery numbers; if you match your code with one of the ten raffle codes randomly picked on the night of the draw, you win a €20,000 prize.
Note that the France Lotto Raffle may be unavailable to some online participants entering from outside of France.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
There are ten different ways you can win a prize in France Lotto, from matching just the Chance number for a €2.20 prize all the way up to matching all six main numbers to win the jackpot. The prizes are not always the same because they work on a pari-mutuel basis, so the value is determined by how many tickets are sold and the number of winners.
Find out more about the different criteria for each division below, including the odds of winning in each.
|Prize Division||Numbers Matched||Odds||Percentage of Prize Fund|
|1||5 plus Chance||1 in 19,068,840||Jackpot|
|2||5||1 in 2,118,760||8.44%|
|3||4 plus Chance||1 in 88,677||2.06%|
|4||4||1 in 9,631||7.43%|
|5||3 plus Chance||1 in 2,016||4.44%|
|6||3||1 in 224||15.98%|
|7||2 plus Chance||1 in 144||12.43%|
|8||2||1 in 16||49.22%|
|9||1 plus Chance||1 in 28||€2.20|
|10||Chance number||1 in 18||€2.20|
The percentage shown for each prize division is the figure that will be allocated once the jackpot and the fixed prizes (1 plus Chance and 0 plus Chance) have been paid.
France Lotto 2nd Tirage (2nd Draw)
The France Lotto 2nd tirage can also be played alongside the main draw every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. You have to opt in to take part and pay a small extra fee. The 2nd tirage follows a similar format to the main game as five main numbers are randomly selected from 1 to 49, but there is no Chance number.
If your five main numbers match all five winning numbers, you win the top prize of €100,000. You can also win other prizes for matching two numbers upwards. See the table below for the odds of winning.
|Prize Division||Numbers Matched||Odds||Prize|
|1||5||1 in 1,906,884||€100,000|
|2||4||1 in 8,667||Estimated €500|
|3||3||1 in 201||Estimated €30|
|4||2||1 in 14||€3|
Find further information about France Lotto, including a draw schedule, in the frequently asked questions below.
France Lotto draws are held on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 20:35 CET. France observes Daylight Saving Time, meaning that the time the draw takes place will change in South Africa at certain points in the year. See the table below for when draws are scheduled to take place throughout the year.
|Start Date||End Date||Draw Time In France||Draw Time In South Africa|
|Last Sunday in March||Last Sunday in October||20:35 CEST||20:35|
|Last Sunday in October||Last Sunday in March||20:35 CET||21:35|
The minimum guaranteed jackpot is €2 million.
The jackpot can only roll over 34 consecutive times before it has to be won. As the jackpot increases by a fixed €1 million per rollover, the maximum France Lotto jackpot is €36 million. If it is not won after 34 consecutive rollovers, the jackpot is rolled down and shared between the lower prize divisions.
The largest ever France Lotto jackpot was €24 million, won by a single ticket holder in June 2011. The winner chose to remain anonymous when collecting their record jackpot.
The France Lotto Raffle may be unavailable for certain international players buying tickets online, as it can only be entered by residents of France or by players who participate using a lottery concierge service. See the FAQ page for more information about concierge services.
The 2nd tirage was introduced ahead of the draw on Monday 4th November 2019 to give players an additional chance to win prizes up to €100,000. The prize structure for the main Lotto game also switched from giving away fixed awards in all divisions to a pari-mutuel system. It was also announced that more special draws would take place in future, where the jackpot is increased to a guaranteed amount such as €10 million or €13 million.