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Playing the French Lotto game from South Africa is quick and easy, and what's more, it can be done in just a matter of minutes from your mobile phone!

France's Lotto (also referred to as France Loto), is one of the biggest lotteries offered in Europe. There's three draws each week, which means three chances to win jackpots that can reach over R180 million (€10 million). Continue reading to find out how to play online in South Africa, predictions for the next draw and the prizes that are available.

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Predictions for the next France Lotto draw

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Using a statistical formula, National-Lottery.com has generated the following predictions for the next France Lotto draw.

  • 5
  • 9
  • 13
  • 29
  • 41
  • 1

Please note that these predicted numbers are in no way guaranteed to win a prize in the French Lotto, or any other lottery draw. They are simply the result of statistical analysis based on previous results.

How to Play France Lotto from South Africa

Playing France Lotto in South Africa is only possible online, however the process is quick and easy, and your entries are stored securely in your online account.

There are three draws each week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Holidays and special draws in France can occasionally mean that extra draws are held on other days, often with boosted jackpots.

Follow the steps below to get started:

There are many benefits to playing France Lotto online from South Africa. As well as giving you the chance to enjoy a game that would not normally be available, it is a quicker and more convenient method than buying entries from a retailer. Your numbers are always secure as you don't have to worry about having to keep a ticket safe. Any prizes you win will be paid automatically back into your online account, and you also receive an email notification.

Prizes and Odds of Winning the French Lotto

To win the France Lotto jackpot, you must match all five main numbers and the Chance number. There are also nine other ways to win, and you are guaranteed a prize as long as you match the Chance number. This gives you great odds of winning a prize in comparison with most other major worldwide and domestic lotteries.

The table below shows the odds of winning in each division and how the prize find is allocated.

Division Numbers Matched Odds of Winning Prize Pool Percentage
1 5 + Chance 1 in 19,068,840 Jackpot
2 5 1 in 2,118,760 8.44%
3 4 + Chance 1 in 88,677 2.06%
4 4 1 in 9,631 7.43%
5 3 + Chance 1 in 2,016 4.44%
6 3 1 in 224 15.98%
7 2 + Chance 1 in 144 12.43%
8 2 1 in 16 49.22%
9 1 + Chance 1 in 28 €2.20
10 0 + Chance 1 in 18 €2.20
The overall odds of winning are 1 in 5.99

The top prize starts at €2 million and goes up by €1 million every time it is not won. It can roll over a maximum of 34 times before it has to be won, in which case the jackpot will be shared between players in the next highest division if there are no 'Match 5 + Chance' winners.

Special Draws, known as Super Loto draws, are also scheduled from time to time to mark certain key dates such as Valentine's Day. These draws can take place outside of the normal schedule of Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and will be announced in advance. The jackpot is boosted up to an advertised figure.

The special draw that takes place at Christmas time is called Grand Loto de Noel and also offers an enhanced jackpot such as €20 million.

Loto Raffle and 2nd Tirage Draws

France Lotto gives you more chances to win with its associated Raffle and Tirage games. These are available for players in France, but may not be for international players depending on the service used.

In the raffle, you receive a random nine-digit code alongside your Lotto numbers. Ten winning codes are selected at random in each draw, and you receive €20,000 if you match one of the codes exactly.

The 2nd Tirage ('Tirage' means draw) requires you to pay a small additional fee to take part. The main numbers you selected for Lotto are entered into this separate draw, and you win prizes if you match at least two of the winning numbers. There is no Chance number in 2nd Tirage. The following table shows the prizes and odds of winning:

Division Numbers Matched Odds of Winning 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
The overall odds of winning are 1 in 13.42