Best Keno Lottery in 2022/2023

France Keno (10-20-70), operated by the private company La Francaise des Jeux Group (FDJ), is drawn twice a day, seven days a week, with a maximum jackpot of two million euros. However, only players resident in the country or visiting France can play this game.

Players choose between two and 10 numbers from a pool of one to 70, decide the amount of the bet between one and 10 euros and whether to select a multiplier or add the Joker+ game if they desire. Tickets can be bought at licensed FDJ retailers, online at the Francaise des Jeux website, or on the mobile app.

Best Keno Lottery in 2022/2023
Where to Buy Tickets for Keno (French)?
Where to Buy Tickets for Keno (French)?

Where to Buy Tickets for Keno (French)?

How to Buy a Ticket for Keno

Tickets can be purchased by any person in France from any one of the 31,000 POS at authorized FDJ retailers. After completing the ticket, the retailer will register the ticket and give a receipt which should be kept safely as it will be needed to claim any winnings.

How to Buy a Keno Lottery Ticket Online

Only French players are allowed to register on the FDJ website, fdj.fr, and create an account. Players can also play via the mobile app. After downloading the app and registering, players will need to credit their account with at least five euros to start playing.

Where to Buy Tickets for Keno (French)?
The History of French Keno

The History of French Keno

It is said that Keno, lotteries, and bingo all originated in China more than 2,000 years ago. The first lottery in France was permitted by Francis I in 1539 in return for an annual fee. Lotteries alternated between legal and illegal status for the following centuries. Lottery and lottery-type games were finally made legal in 1933 in France and continue to be permitted to date.

Keno (FR) was first played in 1993 and was initially played only once per week on a Thursday. Two years later, another draw was added to take place on Tuesday, making it a bi-weekly draw. The following year in 1996, it began to be drawn every day of the week.

In 2003, Keno Soir was added to make it two draws per day. The game became known as Keno Lifetime Winner in 2013. Some of the original multipliers have been scrapped to leave three; x2, x3, and x5. Players in France have been able to play Keno and other online lotteries legally since 2009.

The History of French Keno
How to Play Keno

How to Play Keno

Players decide how many numbers between two and 10 they want to select from a one to 70 pool. Then they need to choose the amount of the bet from one, two, three, five, or 10 euros. There is also the option to select a multiplier that will double the bet amount to be paid (for example, one euro bet + multiplier = two euros).

Even though the original bet is doubled with the multiplier, the actual winnings may be multiplied by three or five if these are selected. The more numbers matched and the higher the bet, the more the prize amount will be.

When the balls are drawn, 20 balls will be selected, followed by the multiplier, which may be x2, x3, or x5. Players need to make sure they purchase their tickets at least one hour before the draw times, which are 1 pm for the midday and 8 pm for the evening draw. Players with physical tickets need to keep their receipts in a safe place as they will be required to claim any prize.

Joker+

In a secondary game, the Joker+ can be added to the Keno ticket for an extra one or two euros according to the bet selected. Players do not choose the numbers themselves, as they are automatically generated by the Flash System when players validate the game. To win, players need to match all seven digits in the order they are drawn to win 500,000 euros.

How to Play Keno
What Are the Odds to Win Keno?

What Are the Odds to Win Keno?

The French Keno is one of the best online lotteries due to its favorable odds. The maximum jackpot for matching 10/10 numbers with a 10 euro bet without a multiplier is two million euros. The odds of this happening are 1 in 2,147,181.

The odds of winning vary according to the amount of numbers selected by the player and how many of these are hits. The winnings can be increased by wagering larger bets and activating the multiplier.

The odds of matching 2/2 numbers is 1 in 13, whereas the odds for matching 4/4 numbers is 1 in 189. Correctly matching 8/8 numbers has odds of 1 in 74,941, which will give a prize of 8,000 euros for a 1 euro bet.

What Are the Odds to Win Keno?
Payout Options If You Win Keno

Payout Options If You Win Keno

All prizes need to be claimed within two months of the draw date. Any prize over 2,000 euros will require the player to produce identity documents to be able to claim the prize. If players are lucky enough to correctly match 9/9 or 10/10 numbers, they have the option of receiving a lump sum or annuities for life.

Players who played at an FDJ retailer will need to go to a La Francais des Jeux payment center, and those who played online will receive an email detailing the next steps. The payout options vary according to the method that the game was played.

If Played with a Retailer

Winnings of 300 euros or less can be claimed from any FDJ retailer, but winnings over this amount will require the player to go to a La Francaise des Jeux payment center. Prizes from 300 to 30,000 euros can be paid directly into the player's bank account by bank transfer at some of the POS.

If Played Online or Via the Mobile App

Winnings of 2,000 euros or less will automatically be credited to the player's account. Winnings over this amount will require the presentation of ID documents before being transferred directly into the player's bank account.

Payout Options If You Win Keno
Tips and Tricks to Play Keno France

Tips and Tricks to Play Keno France

Keno, like other lottery games, is a game of chance, but some players may want to try to develop specific strategies based on the statistics of the game. For instance, a high proportion (about a third to a half) of the numbers drawn are repeated from the last game or the game before that.

These hot numbers are, therefore, reasonable to play, but possibly not if they have been drawn for the previous three consecutive times. Timing when to play particular numbers could also be a profitable strategy. Players can find Keno (FR) statistics on the FDJ website to help them identify the hot and cold numbers.

Number strategies

Some players like to opt to play cold numbers which are the numbers that are not selected very often. Playing these numbers could be advantageous simply because they are overdue to be drawn. It is also a statistical truth that not all the numbers will be even or all odd, but a mixture of the two.

Wins are, therefore, more likely if a balance of odd and even numbers is selected by the player. The same is also true for low or high numbers. This means players may have more of an advantage if they play an even mix of low and high numbers.

Tips and Tricks to Play Keno France

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