The evening was packed for the millions of players who tried their luck with the Loto jackpot on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The record jackpot of €20 million finally found a buyer after seven nights without a single big winner. In the end, it was an internet user playing his grid on FDJ.fr that won the entire jackpot. One thing is for sure, this winner will get their prize, unlike the unclaimed Loire-Atlantique prize. This €20 million jackpot is the 8th biggest lottery win since 1976!
Lottery drawing on April 16, 2022: Results in detail
After a streak of 7 consecutive draws without a big winner, the jackpot for this year 2022 reached a record €20 million in lotto. The jackpot proposed during the €13 million April Fool’s Day special Super Lotto continued to climb for two full weeks before finally being won on the evening of this draw on Saturday 16th April 2022.
To win the jackpot you had to find the following winning numbers: 4 21 27 30 41 and the lucky number 6. In France, despite several million grids and more than 1.1 million winning grids, only one grid had a chance to find the entire winning combination and win the entire €20 million jackpot.
Below is the full wins report with intermediate rankings, this is 10th millionaire this year 2022 and one of the biggest jackpots ever won in the national lottery.
Loto Jackpot: Eighth largest jackpot in history
A new page in the history of the Loto was written that Saturday night. It was finally on the internet with a player ticking off his favorite numbers on FDJ.fr that luck struck.
Accustomed to very big jackpots since 2020 and the ‘covid’ years, this €20 million Loto jackpot is one of the most impressive since the game’s inception in 1976. Along with two other draws, it’s the 8th biggest win, which was recorded the French Loto.
Below is the list of the 10 biggest jackpots won at Loto since 1976.
Lottery Winner: 10th Millionaire in 2022
Between January 1, 2022 and today This is the 10th time a jackpot has found a buyer in France. Among them, a player from Loire-Atlantique did not come to claim his prize.
4.5 months after the drawing, the average number of winners for the lotto, which normally has between 40 and 45 winners per year, is rather low. After a flying start, specifically two consecutive draws with 2 and 3 winners, chance decided to play with the odds. So, to extend the fun a little bit and let the multi-million dollar jackpot rise, this Saturday, April 16, 2022, he rewarded with 20 million euros the biggest lottery winner of this year 2022.
- January 3: 3 million euros were won in Royan at the beginning of the year.
- January 17: 7 million euros found buyers in the Oise in Chambly.
- February 12th : two players shared the prize pool of 12 million euros. A player from Dordogne and a player from Loire-Atlantique both found the winning combination. Since then, the Loire winner has sadly lost his prize after not claiming it for 60 days.
- 14th of February: Three internet players share the €10 million Valentine’s Day jackpot.
- 19th March: In Varennes-sur-Allier, a family won 15 million euros.
- March 23: 3 million euros were won in the Loiret.
- April 16, 2022: The record jackpot of 20 million euros was won on the internet by a lucky player playing on FDJ.fr.