You’ll probably have a vague idea of what France Loto is -- you don’t, after all, need to understand French in order to understand that it probably means it’s the French lottery. As we’ll see below, however, you don’t need to be a French citizen or even in France to play the lottery. It’s a global game, which means you can put numbers on from outside the country. You’ll have to check in during the French drawing hours, though, which is at 8:30 pm in France but may be different in your country.
What is it?
So what is the France Loto, anyway? It’s got its roots in the old French lotteries which date back to 1936. This current lottery was introduced in 1976, and remains as strong as ever due to frequent draws and big prizes. The draws, which take place in Paris, are made three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
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How to play France Loto Online
If you’re going to win the big prize in the lottery, then you’ll need to know how to play. The good news is that there’s nothing complicated about participating: all you have to do is pick some numbers. The numbers are divided into two sections: the standard part, and the lucky number part. In the standard part, you’ll pick five numbers that fall between 1 and 49. In the lucky number section, you’ll pick one number from a possible ten. How you pick your numbers will be up to you -- most people go with birthdays and other special dates, though you can just as easily pick random numbers that feel right to you on the day.
So if that’s how you play, then how do you win? It’s all about the draw. If all of the numbers you’ve chosen come up (the five from the standard section and the lucky number), then you’ll have won the jackpot. There are other ways to get some cash, though -- there are nine prize tiers for each draw, so if you fall short with a couple of numbers, you’ll be likely to still get some cash.
As we mentioned at the beginning, you needn’t worry if you’re not physically in France or a French citizen if you want to play the France Loto. It’s a global game, so providing your participation is permitted in your country, then you’ll be able to pick some numbers and try to pick up some winnings. You don’t need to go into a store, either -- you can play online, which makes things all the more straightforward.
Why should you play the France Loto?
If you’re still wondering why you would want to play this game, then we’ll just say this: France Loto gives you the chance of winning big, and who doesn’t want to win big? The minimum payout for each draw is €2 million, which is a life-changing sum in its own right, but it can be much more. If the prize rolls over, another €1 million is added to the fund. It even once reached €24 million.
This article forms part of our France Loto Resource Centre.