why is this jackpot crazy (and how to play)?

This Friday 24th the Christmas Loto draw takes place. This year, the FDJ is offering 15 million euros guaranteed for the winner (s). As a bonus, 100 checks worth 20,000 euros will be offered to the participants drawn at random.

This Friday, December 24 will take place on Big Christmas Loto. It is one of the most popular prints of the year because it falls at a symbolic moment when the French want to dream. For this edition, FDJ has decided to be much more generous than usual: 15 million euros are at stake – and which will in any case be paid to the players.

In this case, this Christmas Loto draw will inevitably offer the prize pool to those who have found the right combination – or who will have come closer to it. If no participant finds the right Loto result, the prize pool will then be shared between the rank 2 winners. The FDJ therefore guarantees these 15 million euros in addition to the 2 million euros which will be shared between 100 people drawn at random. .

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As with the EuroMillions draw, FDJ has decided to offer two games in one: when you play the Christmas Grand Loto draw, you have this second entry in a draw. For each of the Loto grids that will be validated, an associated code will serve as participation in this draw which will involve 100 checks of 20,000 euros. FDJ will therefore draw as many numbers at random and the winners will leave with this amount.

How to play the Christmas Grand Loto?

Of course, the Loto draws are less gigantic than those of the EuroMillions. That said, the odds of winning are much higher: you have a one in 1.9 million chance of hitting the right lottery result. On the other hand, you have a one in 139 million chance of winning EuroMillions. However, the stake of the latter is not 100 times higher than that of this Christmas Loto (which is particularly generous).

It is therefore in your best interest to take advantage of the Christmas Grand Loto to hit the jackpot. To play it, you have several possibilities. First, you can go to a tobacconist to check off your gate manually. However, with the current health crisis, the government advises against increasing travel – especially when there is an alternative.

In this case, you can also play the Christmas Grand Loto on the official FDJ website. Registration only takes a few minutes and then you access the gates for the lottery draw. What is practical is that your account will also allow you to play EuroMillions or other games (Illiko) of the FDJ galaxy. In a few clicks, the stake will be placed and validated.

Play Christmas Lotto

The great thing about playing Loto on the FDJ site (or on the mobile app) is that you can get the results in real time. So you don’t have to be afraid of losing your paper ticket and you can remain very discreet. If you have won, you will avoid having to ask your tobacconist to know the result. In short, playing online is practical at all levels.

On the official FDJ website, you also have access to certain features that you will not be able to find at a tobacconist. For example, you have the MultiChances option for this Christmas Grand Loto which is available exclusively on the internet. A MultiChances pack allows you to pool your bets with other players to play a greater number of tables and codes. You therefore share the cost, but also the gains.

Last year, the Christmas Grand Loto took place on December 25 (see Twitter visual above). The principle was the same with a prize pool of 15 million euros which was either won or shared among all the winners of lower ranks. You therefore have a much higher probability of leaving with a bonus for the end of the year. What better way to get 2022 off to a good start?

Schedules for playing Loto

Whether it is for the EuroMillion or the Christmas Loto draw, the times do not change. You can play Loto until 8:15 p.m. this Friday evening. The grids are validated both at tobacconists and on the FDJ site or on the app. You should not place your bet too late since the draw then takes place at 8:20 p.m. This is the time when you will know if you have won the Christmas jackpot.

If you do not yet have an account on the FDJ site, we invite you to do it a little in advance. This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the environment and place your bet for the Christmas Grand Loto draw. You must check at least 5 numbers (out of the 49 available) as well as at least one “Chance” number (out of the 10 available). The winning result will be a combination of 5 numbers and a lucky number. Obviously, the order does not matter.

Once the Christmas Loto draw has taken place, FDJ will then draw 100 people who will each take home 20,000 euros. It is a side draw which is random and which is associated with a Loto participation ticket. In other words, there is also a probability that you will win twice that amount if you have played two Lotto grids. It’s a little extra bonus with a generous amount up for grabs. Keep this in mind when placing your bet.

To play a Loto grid, it’s here:

Play Christmas Lotto

Playing involves risks: debt, isolation, dependence. For help, call 09 74 75 13 13 (non-premium rate call).

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