The latest France Lotto results of the Française des Jeux in France are out after the draw Saturday 1 October 2022, As such, the France Lotto results* on Saturday 1 October 2022 are as follows:
France Lotto Results
+ 10 winning codes on € 20,000 **
*Note that we try to publish France Lotto results as soon as they are released, which is usually at or shortly after 21:40 South African time.
La Française des Jeux indicated that the jackpot is €2 million, which is approximately R35.3 million.
Current Draw and Jackpot History
The last time France Lotto produced a jackpot winner was on 15 March 2021. The lucky winner walked away with an amount of €15 million (approximately R265.1 million).
About French Lotto
The lottery business in France goes back to the Middle Ages. The first attempt to introduce a lottery was made in 1505 by King Francis I. They were then banned for over 2 centuries, only to reappear as both public and private in the 17th century.
The lottery became one of the most important resource generators for religious orders, helping to build about 15 churches in Paris.
Famously, the military academy that Napoleon Bonaparte attended was created using lottery money. At the time of the French Revolution, lottery revenue accounted for up to 7% of government revenue.
France Lotto Rules
France Lotto has a double matrix. Players need to choose 5 numbers in the range from 1 to 49 and 1 number in the range from 1 to 10. To win the jackpot for the respective drawing, players must match all 6 numbers. In addition to having a jackpot, France Lotto has 9 additional prize levels. The chances of winning any prize are quite good, making the game extremely popular.
In the past, France Lotto rules stated that only French residents could participate. Today, things are a little different. France Lotto is open to international players, offering people from all parts of the world the opportunity to enjoy amazing jackpots and additional prizes. The process of buying tickets has been simplified with the advent of the online lottery agency platform.
Rules for playing France Lotto:
The biggest France Lotto jackpot ever won was in May 2006. There were 2 winning tickets that split a mesmerizing sum of 30 million euros. The second largest jackpot was won in June 2011. There was a winning ticket that made its owner 24 million euros rich. France Lotto has a double matrix. Players need to choose 5 numbers in the range from 1 to 49 and 1 number in the range from 1 to 10. To win the jackpot for the respective drawing, players must match all 6 numbers.
In addition to having a jackpot, France Lotto has 9 additional prize levels. The chances of winning any prize are quite good, making the game extremely popular.
Chances of winning the France Lotto
The odds of winning the France Lotto Jackpot are 1 in 19,068,840. Why is the number so impressive? Well, the lottery has a 5+1 format which makes the task of hitting the jackpot a little more challenging than other lotteries.
There are 6 reward levels, each with its own unique possibilities. Getting 5 correct numbers comes with an odds of 1 in 2,118,760 and getting 4 correct numbers with an odds of 1 per drawing 9,631. The overall chance of winning any France Lotto prize is 1 in 5.99. Needless to say, it is impressive. This means that about 1 in 5 tickets will win something.
France Lotto Prize Breakdown
As you can see in the table below, there are 6 prize levels in France Lotto. Winnings are tax free and are given in a cash lump sum. The minimum guaranteed jackpot at France Lotto is 1 million Euros. As already mentioned in the earlier sections of the review, if there is no winner the amount will go towards the upcoming drawing. The jackpot will roll a maximum of 34 times. If there is no winner during the 34th drawing, the prize money will be reduced.
|award level||chances of winning||Estimated Prize Payout|
|5 numbers + bonus numbers||1 in 19,068,840||jackpot|
|5 points||1 in 2,118,760||€100,000|
|4 numbers + bonus numbers||1 in 88,677||€1,000|
|number 4||1 in 9,631||€500|
|3 numbers + bonus numbers||1 in 2016||€50|
|number 3||1 in 224||€20|
|2 numbers + bonus||1 in 144||€10|
|number 2||1 in 16||€5|
|0 numbers + bonus numbers||1 in 18||€2.20|
France Lotto Help & FAQ
The French Lotto draw takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:20 pm CET, and €1 million is added to the prize pool whenever the rollover prizes roll over.
How to participate in the French Lotto?
To buy tickets, choose five numbers from a pool of 1 to 49 and another lucky number from a pool of 1 to 10. There’s also a QuickPic option (Quick+1), which will automatically select numbers for you. After clicking on submit the numbers will be selected for you. When you get to checkout, click on Confirm and you’ll be able to purchase your ticket.
How can I win the Jackpot?
If you match all 5 main numbers and bonus numbers with the official French lotto draw, you will win our jackpot.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a line is €2.70. The cost of the double-jackpot line is €5.40.
When is the draw?
French lottery draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:20 pm CET.
What are the chances of winning the jackpot?
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 19,068,840. The detailed odds and estimated returns for each prize level are listed below.
What do I do if I win?
If your account has been verified, you can withdraw your winnings from your account. If your account is not yet verified, you will need proof of your identity and address. Your winnings will be available once confirmation is received.
Are my winnings tax free?
Winnings from this lottery are not taxed.