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What are the odds of winning the French Lottery?

France Lotto is one of the most popular international lottery games for South Africans. It starts with a minimum jackpot of €2 million (approx. R32,3 million) and can go up to a maximum of €36 million (approx. R634 million).

The French Lotto has 3 draws a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. If there are no winners, the jackpot amount is increased with €1 million (approx. R16 million). With 3 opportunities to win a week, it is one of the fastest growing jackpots in the world and can go up to a maximum of 34 rollovers. If there are no winners after 34 rollovers, it is shared between the next prize tier winners.

It is a 5/49 plus 1/10 game. To stand a chance to win you have to select 5 numbers from 1 – 49 and 1 lucky number from 1 – 10. You can also make use of the QuickPick option, where the system will choose your numbers for you.

What are the odds of winning the French Lottery?

The odds of winning the jackpot (prize tier 1) are 1 in 19,068,840. The overall odds of winning a prize with the French Lotto is 1 in 16.

The information below explains the odds of winning each prize tier and the number of correct balls required to win each prize tier.

Prize Tier Odds of winning
1 – Jackpot (5 numbers + PowerBall) 1 in 19,068,840
2 – 5 number 1 in 2,118,760
3 – 4 numbers + PowerBall 1 in 88,677
4 – 4 numbers 1 in 9,631
5 – 3 numbers + PowerBall 1 in 2,016
6 – 3 number 1 in 224
7 – 2 numbers + PowerBall 1 in 144
8 – 2 numbers 1 in 16
9 – 0 numbers + PowerBall 1 in 18

How to win the France Lotto

With 3 draws a week you have 156 chances a year to win the France Lotto. If you don’t know which numbers to choose for your next bet, you can use some of the France Lotto predictions out there. Some people will use numbers that haven’t been drawn for a while. Some people will use some of the numbers that won the previous jackpots. These are called hot and cold numbers.

Others will turn to their stars to find out what their lucky numbers are. They will even do some research with numerology to find out how to choose their next numbers. Even your dreams might mean more than you think. Each person have their own way to get their lucky numbers. Winning the lotto is all about luck. Whichever way you choose, you won’t know if you will win the lotto if you don’t place your bet.