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$1,000,000Montérégie resident wins Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize

$1,000,000Montérégie resident wins Lotto 6/49 Guaranteed Prize

Montréal, November 16, 2017 – Montérégie resident André Lacasse pocketed the one-million-dollar Guaranteed Prize at the October 28 draw of Lotto 6/49.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed Prize
  • Draw date: October 28, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur J.J Lac Samson (1995, av. Michel, Mascouche)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • Mr. Lacasse won the $1,000,000 Guaranteed Prize with a ticket he was given for his birthday by a couple of friends.
  • When he received the ticket, Mr. Lacasse said jokingly: “This time, we’re going to win!” He didn’t have to blow out the candles for his wish to come true!
  • His spouse checked a few of their tickets while running errands.
  • After checking with the kiosk employee to make sure she saw the amount correctly on the consumer display on the terminal, she immediately called Mr. Lacasse discreetly so he could come and see for himself what he had won.
  • In total disbelief, he said to the kiosk employee “Pinch me!”
  • He plans on travelling and getting a new kitchen.


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 7, 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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