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The France Loto Boasts 3 Weekly Draws and Millions in Prizes!
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The France Loto is a big-money lottery game where players are required to match all 6 numbers to win the jackpot prize. The France Loto is held three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Every time the France Loto rolls over, €1 million is added to the jackpot prize pool. This lottery game features multiple prize divisions, and players have a 1 in 16 chance of winning a prize.
There are 10 divisions in the France Loto. Division I requires players to match 5 numbers and the Powerball number to win the jackpot prize. Division II requires players to match 5 numbers; Division III requires players to match 4 numbers and the Powerball, and so it goes right down to the 10th Division where just the Powerball number is required to win a prize.
Since the winning odds in this game are favourable to players, it remains widely popular in France and beyond. The France Loto has an interesting history that dates back to the days of King Francis I, in 1505. In the five centuries since the inception of this lottery game, players have been enjoying the big jackpot potential and high winning odds of this game.
The France Loto came to prominence as the official French lottery in 1976. In the years since inception, almost 7,900 millionaires have been created and a total of over Fr.4 billion in jackpot prizes has being dished out. Since France started using the euro as its currency in 2002, an additional 150 players have been crowned millionaires with the France Loto.
In terms of the biggest jackpot paydays in the France Loto, a jackpot prize of €24 million remains in the record books. This payday was recorded on 6 June 2011. This lottery game utilizes two drums to randomly select numbers for each of the draws taking place, three times a week. The numbers range from 1-49 and there's another Lucky Number selected from digits 1-10. Players have the option to manually select numbers or to automatically have numbers selected for them. The draws take place at 6:30 PM GMT.
To win the France Loto, players must match 5 numbers of the 49 numbers drawn. The additional number must also be matched. The starting jackpot for this lottery game is €2 million and every time the jackpot is not hit, it rolls over with an additional €1 million. The prizes in this lottery game are all tax-free and the prize can be claimed in a lump sum.