Results for Wednesday, 12 August 2020
|5 Numbers + Chance Number||0 x||€0.00|
|5 Numbers||1 x||€174,858.30|
|4 Numbers + Chance Number||40 x||€1,066.90|
|4 Numbers||331 x||€465.00|
|3 Numbers + Chance Number||1.941 x||€47.30|
|3 Numbers||14.946 x||€22.10|
|2 Numbers + Chance Number||28.343 x||€9.00|
|2 Numbers||222.681 x||€4.50|
|Only Chance Number||370.956 x||€2.20|
Next draw on Saturday, 15 August 2020
About French Lotto
The French National Lottery is officially called Loto. The French Loto was first introduced in 1978 under the same name. The lottery operates under the rules and regulations set forth by the Française des Jeux (FDJ), a company owned and operated by the French Government. The FDJ is involved with other forms of sports and gaming in France.
More About the French Loto
Throughout Europe, each country's lottery seems to have a unique game format. In France, participants are required to match five balls and the bonus ball to win the super jackpot. Tickets have numbers 1 through 49 with the bonus spot designated by numbers 1 through 10. The jackpot starts at a guaranteed €2,000,000 for each drawing. If there are no winning tickets, the jackpot rolls over to the next drawing where it is combined with the proceeds from the current drawing, plus there's another €1,000,000 added to the guaranteed pool. The Loto jackpot is allowed to rollover 34 times. If there are still no winners at that point, the jackpot is distributed to winning tickets at the next level down on the pay table. Should there be more than one jackpot winner for any particular drawing, all winning tickets will divide the total jackpot equally. All Winnings are tax free.
Unlike most lotteries, the French Loto has drawings three evenings a week: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. All drawings are held at at around 8:30 pm CET (4:30 am AEST / 6:30 am AEDT) with the balls being drawn on national TV. Because there are three drawings a week, the jackpot has an opportunity to grow 50% faster than the lotto jackpots in other countries. The French Loto welcomes participants from any country where online gambling is permitted. Participants must be 18 years old or older and be able to provide identification upon request.
In addition to the Loto drawing, participants also get a chance to play the French Loto Raffle. When Loto tickets are purchased, each ticket is encoded with a random and unique raffle number, all for the €2 cost of the original Loto ticket. The raffle numbers are reported right after the Loto drawing. Each night, there are 10 winning raffle numbers drawn, each worth €20,000. It's worth noting that the French Loto also holds special raffle drawings intermittently throughout the year.
Odds and Pay Table
Each drawing, participants have a 1 in 12 chance of winning at least one of the listed prizes. Here's a pay table that includes the odds and payout for each level.
- Match 5 + Chance Bonus Number – 1 in 19,068,840 – Jackpot
- Match 5 – 1 in 2,118,760 – €100,000
- Match 4 + Chance Bonus Number – 1 in 86,677 – €1,000
- Match 4 – 1 in 9,631 – €500
- Match 3 + Chance Bonus Number – 1 in 2,016 – €50
- Match 3 – 1 in 224 – €20
- Match 2 + Chance Bonus Number – 1 in 144 – €10
- Match 2 – 1 in 16 – €5
- Match Chance Bonus Number – 1 in 18 – €2.20
How to Play the French Loto
There are two ways participants can purchase Loto tickets. They may do so in person at one of thousands of licensed retailers throughout the country. More conveniently, participant may purchase tickets online from the official French Loto website.
To purchase tickets online, participants must register. After establishing their account, participants must deposits funds into their via one of a number of deposit methods, including debit/credit cards and bank transfers. The minimum deposit amount is €50, up to a maximum of €9,999. As stated above, the cost of one ticket is €2 with a one ticket minimum. Tickers may be purchased up to five weeks in advance of each drawing date.
Participants may select their numbers personally or use the “flash” option, which generates random numbers. After selecting their numbers, participants must submit their ticket information through the official website. A confirmation email will be sent back. The Loto is not liable for any mistakes. It is the participant's responsibility to make sure all information is correct. All tickets must be submitted prior to the drawing time. Results will be emailed to online customers. Otherwise, results can be found on a number of European websites or in the local newspapers. Prizes under €300 may be claimed at any retail outlet. All other winning tickets must be submitted to an official Loto office for verification.
Playing the Loto is considered a form of gambling entertainment. All participants are encouraged to gamble responsibly. Should someone believe themselves or a loved one to be a problem gambler, there are resources for addiction treatment located throughout the country.