France’s lotto has been one of the most popular lottery games in Europe since its beginning. The Française des Jeux (FDJ) Groupe has the authority to run the lottery and it was created in January 1993. Its draw takes place on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. Central European Time (CET). If you’re playing from South Africa, then the time will be 21:00 South Africa standard time (SAST). If you’re in search of websites that show quick draw results. So, you’re visiting the right website. You can find the latest draw results in a split second.
The latest France Lotto Results from the Française des Jeux in France are out, following the draw on Saturday 9 December 2023. As such, the France Lotto results* on Saturday 9 December 2023, are as follows:
|France Lotto Results for Today; Saturday 9 December 2023|
|15, 28, 34, 36, 40
Bonus Ball : 10
|11, 13, 15, 20, 36|
|Saturday 9 December 2023||15, 28, 34, 36, 40|
Bonus Ball : 10
|11, 13, 15, 20, 36|
|Wednesday 6 December 2023||1, 27, 29, 37, 43|
Bonus Ball : 7
|22, 28, 33, 40, 43|
|Monday 4 December 2023||8, 10, 38, 41, 42|
Bonus Ball : 2
|8, 29, 37, 46, 48|
|Saturday 2 December 2023||11, 12, 19, 25, 28, |
Bonus Ball: 4
|2, 11, 15, 20, 29|
Description of French lotto
France’s lotto was created in 1933. Jacques Chirac, the president of France brought about the idea of the lottery simply known as “loto” in 1975. The first lotto draw was announced on 19th May 1976. The lottery is considered an important part of the identity and culture of France. A recent survey in 2006 says that 36% of the France population is interested in playing the lottery. The purpose of creating the lottery is to accomplish the funding needs of the government.
How to play from South Africa?
A player can participate online in the lottery from South Africa and around the world. To play the France lotto and win the prize, follow these few steps:
- Search for authentic websites that offer France lottery.
- Pick five main numbers from 1 to 49 and a booster ball between 1 to 10. You can also choose lucky numbers by using the “Quick pick” tool.
- You can enter numbers on the board as much as you want.
- You can add multiple numbers.
- Choose “add to cart.”
- After selecting numbers, pay for your entries.
The winner of the lottery can receive the prize amount through an online account. Further, after the purchase of tickets, it’s mandatory to register an online account.
Procedure to play French lotto?
The lottery draw is held three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday), and the draw result is revealed at 8:35 p.m CET but in South Africa, the time of the lotto will be different. The Player has 3 chances to participate and win the prize. A competitor has to choose 5 numbers between 1 to 49 and a booster from 1 to 10. The numbers should match the drawn numbers of the pool. The ticket sale ended at 8 pm before the draw. The ticket costs € 3.45 (3.36 USD).
Who can play France’s lotto?
At the early stage of the French lotto, only residents of France were allowed to participate and play the lottery run by the Française des Jeux (FDJ). Nowadays, it is easy for non-residents of the state of France to participate in France’s lotto. A player can Purchase tickets from official websites, authorized sellers, or nearby retailers. Only 18+ and Older are allowed to participate in the Francaise des Jeux.
Biggest Jackpots in France’s lotto History
It is stated that the highest jackpot can be € 36,000,000 but unfortunately there is no claim for this jackpot. The highest jackpot € 26,000,000 was won in October 2021 by matching five numbers 3, 5, 15, 33, and 49 along with one chance ball 8. Secondly, the biggest jackpot was recorded in June 2011 and was worth € 24,000,000 with matching basic numbers: 10, 13, 22, 30, and 45 and booster ball number 1. In addition, the third-highest jackpot in history was € 23,000,000 won by a single player by matching numbers 8, 9, 40, 41, 49, and the booster number 3.
How can we check the France Lotto results?
The France lotto results come out at 8:30 p.m CET ( Central European Time). You can check the updated results on Française des Jeux (FDJ) official websites or bookmark this page.
France lotto Raffles
The France lotto also introduced a raffle program with 9 digit code that players can receive with the lottery number. You can win the prize of €20,000 by matching the lottery code with the raffle code. It may not be for international participants.
Odds of winning the French lottery
The France lotto has 10 prize categories. The player can choose any category to play in and win the prize. Firstly, for the jackpot, players selected 5 basic numbers and 1 booster ball number must match with the draw one then the odds of winning are 1 in 19,068,840. For playing in the second category, the odds are 1 in 2,118,760 with matching 5 main numbers. While playing in the 3rd category, the odds of winning 1 in 88,677 with matching 4 main numbers and 1 booster. In order to win in the 4th category, then the 4 main numbers must match with the winning ones and the winning odds will be 1 in 9,631.
Even more, to play the 5th category, the winning odds are 1 in 2016 with matching 3 main numbers and 1 bonus ball in a pool.
Further, to win in the 6th category, you should match 3 main entries in the pool with winning odds 1 in 224. To win in the 7th category, players must match 2 main numbers and 1 chance with winning odds 1 in 144. In the 8th category, the odds are 1 in 16 with matching 2 main numbers. For winning the prize in the 9th category, the odds of winning are 1 in 28 with 1 main number and 1 booster. Lastly, in the 10th category, the odds are 1 in 18 with matching the bonus ball. So you can win interesting payouts by playing the French lotto.
Overall, the odds of winning are 1 in 13.42.
How to claim the prize?
If you are going to participate physically in the lottery then you can purchase tickets from authorized retailers and offices. You have 60 days to claim the prize money. Moreover, if you’re an online lotto participant then the prize money will be transferred securely to your account. In addition, the winner of the jackpot can receive cash without paying tax. Players with up to € 500 in prizes can receive an amount from an authorized retailer. If you’re the winner of € 5000 or more, then you can claim your prize after checking the identification document.
Hot and cold numbers of the France lotto
The most frequently drawn numbers are known as the “hot numbers” of the lottery. Hot numbers from the past draw are 41, 44, 40, 13, 30, 29, and 31. Meanwhile, low-frequency numbers of the draw are called “cold numbers”. Cold numbers from the previous results are 2, 8, 9, 14, and 18.