THE ODDS OF WINNING FRANCE LOTTO
Everyone deserves a chance to win. Be it in a lottery or any form of the game. One needs only the positivity to think that he is entitled to that opportunity and take that risk. With French Lotto, an assured start up jackpot prize of €2 million is up for grabs and the amount will roll over every time nobody wins the jackpot. Aside from the jackpot, there are many different levels of winning the minor prizes too.
But what are the odds of winning these prizes? French Lotto applies the double matrix system in drawing the winning numbers. 5 numbers will be drawn from a lotto machine with the numbers 1 to 49 inside it and a Powerball will be drawn from another lotto machine from a pool of numbers 1 to 10. The jackpot is won regardless of the order or sequence of numbers drawn from the first lotto machine plus the Powerball. The odds for winning the 5 balls plus the Powerball are 1 in 19.06 million. For the second level winning matches 5 numbers without the Powerball, the odds are 1 in 2.11 million; 3rd level, with 4 matching numbers, odds are 1 in 9631. Next level, with 3 matching numbers the odds come in at 1 in 224. While for the fifth and the last level winning, odds are at 1 in 16 and 1 in 18 respectively.
French Lotto draws three times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So try your chance, slim down your odds of winning by playing every week. On the positive side, if you do not win the jackpot, just consider it as money well spent to support and help Francaise des Jeux in helping their beneficiaries.