The French National Lottery game, officially known as Loto, launched in 1976 with draws taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Players are required to select five numbers between 1 and 49 plus a Chance Number between 1 and 10. The ticket holder matching all five numbers and the Chance Number wins the jackpot.
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Loto jackpots are worth a minimum of €2 million and if there is no Match 5 plus Chance Number winner, the jackpot will roll over to the following draw and increase by €1 million. It is possible for the jackpot to roll over for a maximum of 34 consecutive draws and if there is still no top prize winner, the jackpot prize will roll down and be shared between players in the next winning prize tier.
In addition to the jackpot, there are five other prize tiers where players can win a prize, one of which is for matching just the Chance Number.
The Loto winning combinations and odds are as follows:
|Winning Combination||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5 plus Chance Number||1 in 19,068,840|
|Match 5||1 in 2,118,760|
|Match 4||1 in 9,631|
|Match 3||1 in 224|
|Match 2||1 in 16|
|Match Chance Number||1 in 18|
French Loto tickets can be purchased online or in person from an authorised retailer.