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Loto: draw, time, result, FDJ statistics

“Loto: draw, time, result, FDJ statistics”

LOTO – Loto draw, result each evening, results of previous draws, FDJ statistics, how to play… Here is everything you always wanted to know on the Loto without daring to ask.

The Loto has, in France, 21 million players, including 5 million “regular” players, in other words who scrutinize the results each drawing evening or almost. Created In 1976, Loto has today become one of the flagship games of the Française des jeux (FDJ) and its third source of income, with 1.5 à 2 billion euros in turnover per year. But how to play the Loto ? What are the dates and times of the draws ? When are the Loto results revealed ?  Où consult the result of a draw ? How much does the game bring in? the FDJ ? What are the Loto statistics ? Find all the key information on this game in this special page.

There are three Loto draws per week: one on Monday evening, one on Wednesday evening, and one on Saturday evening, carried out under the supervision of a bailiff. If you have played a grid &agrav; 2.20 euros, it is valid for a single draw. Since fall 2019, it has been possible to participate in a second draw for an additional 0.80 euros, for a total of 3 euros.

The Loto draw generally takes place around 8 p.m., at around 8 p.m. behind closed doors and under the control of a bailiff. During these draws, 5 balls are drawn at random from 49 numbers; then 1 ball, corresponding to the lucky number, is also drawn at random from among the 10. Since the implementation of the 'option ;second draw", a second draw takes place. With the 5th numbers, and without the lucky number, players have the possibility of winning. to win another Jackpot, of a smaller amount. 

You can consult the draw à television on TF1 on the days of the draw 8:35 p.m. (11:15 p.m. for Euromillions) or on the website www.fdj.fr. To consult the Loto results and all the reports, several other solutions are available à you: go to the results page of the Française des Jeux website or its mobile application. It is also possible to consult the Official Journal. Finally, by telephone, a simple call to 3256 (0.34 euros) or an SMS to 61113 with the word "Loto" (0.35 cents) allows you to see all the correct numbers. The Loto results are also published on this page each drawing evening.

La Française des Jeux regularly organizes exceptional Loto jackpots. Sometimes a "Super Loto" is added to the 3 weekly meetings, à on the occasion of a Friday the 13th, can attract up to 10 million followers in a single day.

If you play at a tobacconist…

> Solution n°1: fill a grid– Collect a game slip. Fill in one or more grids (each costs 2.20 euros, 3 euros with the 'option quot;second printing"). In your grid, you must first check (by making a cross) 5 numbers among the boxes numbered from 1 to 1. 49. Then you need to check 1 "lucky number" among the numbers from 1 to 10. Like &agrav; In Euromillions, you can make your grid more complex by checking more than 5 numbers but this will cost you more. Give your grid to the tobacconist so that he can record your bet. In exchange, you will receive a game receipt, which will allow you to claim your winnings in the event of a victory.

> Solution n°2: do a "Flash" – Those who want to have their ballot validated by relying solely on luck can buy a ticket with the Flash system: in this case, it is a machine which randomly chooses the numbers. If you don't want to choose your own numbers, you can therefore make a grid using the “Flash” system. (2.20 euros also). Ask the tobacconist for a Loto"flash" and its computer will choose random numbers for you.

> Solution #3: opt for multiple mode – La Française des Jeux has also provided alternative ways of playing, to have fun & defy chance. So with the "Multiple" mode, it is possible to check a 6th, a 7th, an 8th and even a 9th number. In this case, the ticket is sold more expensive, à for example, 252 euros for a grid with 9 numbers. It is also possible to check between 1 and 10 lucky numbers, there and then. again, for a higher price.

If you play on the Internet…

The official website of La Française des jeux also collects bets and allows you to play Loto in the same way as at a point of sale. But you must first create an account (read the instructions on Euromillions: how to play).


The Loto prides itself on offering a jackpot of a minimum of 2 million euros, which increases by 1 million euros each year. each draw until ’à whatever it is won, winnings from two correct numbers, and a one in ten chance of recovering your stake. The 'second print" involves 7.09% of participating stakes, with a minimum of 100,000 euros. The biggest Lotto win, 27,989,078 euros, was won by recorded in June 2010. The winning ticket wasé validated &agrav; Ferney Voltaire, in Ain. On June 6, 2011, a family settled in Val-d'Oise,   Sarcelles, won 24 million euros on a draw. In 2013, an entrepreneur from the Ile-de-France region won the award. 22 million euros, a sum which allowed him to save his company, the jobs of his employees, and to give himself a new life. But on May 26, 2006, the record Super Loto jackpot rose. &agrav; 30,009,676 euros. That day, two players had the two correct numbers, so they split 15 million euros each.

The minimum to win is to have the "Lucky Number", formerly called & "Additional number". If the ball corresponding to &agrav; your lucky number falls, your stake of 2.20 euros is refunded to you. Then, your winnings depend on the numbers drawn but also on the number of people who had the same winning combination as you. For example, here is a summary table of the winnings for a draw.

To collect your winnings, go to a point of sale within 60 days and present your game receipt to the tobacconist. He will give you the corresponding amount. In case of gain greater than 300 euros, you will have to return it to a Française des Jeux payment center. If you have played on the Internet, your winnings will be directly credited to your account. on your account. Please note: no prize over 5,000 euros can be awarded without presentation of proof of identity.

How much chance do you have of winning the Loto when you validate a grid ? On average, in 75% of cases, there is no winner of the super jackpot. Because to find the 5 good numbers as well as the “lucky” number, fortune must smile on you. The odds are 0.000.005%, which means that each grid has a 1 in 19.068.840 chance of matching the number. the winning combination of the day of the draw. The chances of getting your two euros stake reimbursed are a little over 9%, since you just need to check the correct lucky number, or a correct lucky number. The right number and lucky number, so that this is the case. The player who has in his possession a grid with 5 correct numbers, but who has not checked the right lucky number wins on average only a little over 100,000 euros. The probabilities of this happening are, however, very low, of the order of 0.000 05 %.

Many players, but also non-players, wonder how much the Loto earns. the FDJ each drawing evening. La Française des Jeux was born in 1976. The company, which today has nearly 1,000 employees , came to replace the French National Lottery, created in 1933 with the aim of paying money to veterans, war invalids, but also to victims of "agricultural calamit". In 1974, the Lottery issuers created an economic interest group which launched the Loto in 1976. Until recently, the association "Les Gules Cassées", founded after the First World War, received some dividends . On November 21, 2019, the FDJ, which was still held in prison, was arrested. 72% by the State, officially entered the stock market and therefore became a private company. &agrav; mainly private capital.

The money accumulated by the Loto is colossal: in 2018 according to the activity report According to the FDJ, the sums bet by the players represented 15.8 billion euros. Much of this money was then transferred to the United States. distributed among players in the form of winnings (67.6%, or 10.7 billion euros). Of the gross gaming proceeds (5.1 billion euros), around 3.5 billion were spent. redistributed à the State, including 3.3% in public levies on games. Despite privatization, the latter should therefore   continue à collect several billions each year, mainly in the form of taxes, but also because it has retained its profits. 20% of the shares he holds in the French Games.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116