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$1,000,000Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean: A family wins a million-dollar Guaranteed Prize at Lotto 6/49

$1,000,000Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean: A family wins a million-dollar Guaranteed Prize at Lotto 6/49

Montréal, November 8, 2017 – A Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean family pocketed the million-dollar Guaranteed Prize at the Lotto 6/49 draw of November 1.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Number of winners: 5
  • Category: Guaranteed Prize
  • Draw date: November 1, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Alimentation M & M (1934, rue Saint-Jacques-Baptiste, Jonquière)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s Québec City offices



  • Anny Bélanger
  • Dany Simard
  • Linda Simard
  • Nicolas Simard
  • Lucette St Pierre Simard



  • These members of a family have been playing the lottery together for 20 years.
  • Group leader Dany Simard had his ticket validated while shopping. The cashier declared, “Sir, you are a millionaire!”
  • Mr. Simard then tried to contact the other members of the group, but no one answered!
  • The family finally got together to share the good news.



  • “We have all asked ourselves at some point what we would do if we won a million dollars. And here we are, the winners! It’s unreal!” exclaimed Dany Simard in Loto-Québec’s offices.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. From January 1 to November 6, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 94 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 112 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 26 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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