French Lotto Help & FAQ

The French Lotto takes place three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:30pm with €1 million added to the jackpot every time the draw rolls over. You can bet on this draw and win all the same prizes at Lottoland.

How does betting on the French Lotto at Lottoland work?

Instead of entering the official French Lotto draw, you place a bet on the outcome of it. You pick the numbers you think will be drawn in the same way as if you had entered the official lottery draw. At Lottoland, you win the same prize money for each prize tier that the official lottery operator offers, including the jackpot, and you receive your prize money as if you had actually played the official lottery.

How do I choose a line and place a bet?

To place a bet on this draw, select 5 numbers from the main pool of 1–49 and a further lucky number from a pool of 1–10. You can also select the QuickPick option (Quick+1) and this will choose your numbers at random. After this click Submit. This will take you through to a checkout — at this stage just click Confirm and proceed to place your bet.

How do I win the Jackpot?

You will win our jackpot if your 5 main numbers and bonus number is the same as that in the official French Lotto draw.

Can I win all the same prizes betting on the draw with Lottoland?

You can win all the same main game prizes betting on the draw with us as those available in the official draw, including the jackpot.

How much does it cost to play?

A single line costs €3. A line with the DoubleJackpot feature costs €6.

How does the DoubleJackpot feature work?

The DoubleJackpot feature allows you to bet for twice the official lottery jackpot. So, for instance, if the official French Lotto draw is €6m and you bet on the outcome with us and activate the DoubleJackpot feature, you can potentially win €12m. The prizes for all other tiers will remain the same.

You will pay double the price of your normal line to activate the DoubleJackpot feature. So, if you wish to bet on French Lotto with this feature you'll pay €6, instead of €3.

When does the draw take place?

The French Lottery draw takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7.07pm GMT.

What are the odds of winning the jackpot?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 19,068,840. A breakdown of all the odds for each prize tier, together with estimated returns is included below.

Can you explain the different prize tiers available?

When you bet on the outcome of the French Lotto you will be treated as though you entered the official draw and will receive the same main game prizes should you win.

The table below explains the different prize tiers, odds of winning each prize tier and the estimated individual returns for each prize tier.

The information below is based on the results of the May 28th draw and is provided as a guide only.

Prize Tier Odds of winning Estimated prize payout
5 numbers + Bonus number 1 in 19,068,840 Jackpot
5 numbers 1 in 2,118,760 €100,000
4 numbers + Bonus number 1 in 88,677 €1,000
4 numbers 1 in 9,631 €500
3 numbers + Bonus number 1 in 2,016 €50
3 numbers 1 in 224 €20
2 numbers + Bonus 1 in 144 €10
2 numbers 1 in 16 €5
0 numbers + Bonus number 1 in 18 €2.20

What do I do if I win?

If your account has been verified simply proceed to your account and withdraw your winnings. If your account has not been verified you will first need to provide proof of your ID and proof of address. Once this has been confirmed you will be able to withdraw your winnings.

Are my winnings tax free?

Yes. You will not be taxed on any winnings for this lottery.

How can I be sure I will get paid?

Rest assured that Lottoland is an established and reputable international lottery betting company. We are fully licensed by the Irish government, and by other countries worldwide. These licences are dependent on our ability to guarantee all payments to winners.

Smaller Payments
We make all payouts directly from the fund we have acquired from total ticket sales.

Larger Payments
We take out policies with world leading insurers to cover larger payments.

What is a Subscription?

Subscriptions remove the hassle of manually entering bets on each event and the fear of missing out on a big win. Our Subscription feature allows you to set up a running bet or bets on a given lottery draw. The subscription is open ended and will run for as long as you want it too. You can opt out at any time.

Why should I bet on French Lotto at Lottoland?

The French Lotto takes place 3 times a week with a minimum jackpot of €2 million and a subsequent €1 million added to the jackpot each time, allowing it to grow quite quickly. It also offers great odds of winning any prize at just 1 in 16.