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$2,000,000Québec 49 grand prize is won in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

$2,000,000Québec 49 grand prize is won in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Montréal, November 1, 2017 – Saguenay–Lac‑Saint-Jean residents Chantal Cloutier and Roger Venne struck luck at the Québec 49 draw of October 25 when they pocketed the $2,000,000 grand prize!



  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize won: $2,000,000
  • Category: grand prize
  • Draw date: October 25, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Dépanneur 707 (707, rue Simard, Saint-Ambroise)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $20,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s Québec City office



  • Ms. Cloutier discovered his big win went he went to the convenience store.
  • As Mr. Venne works in the Grand Nord region, she couldn’t reach him right away to tell him the good news.
  • She took a photo of the ticket and sent it by instant message telling him to have a look.
  • Flabbergasted, he replied “Wow! Two million dollars! I’m I crazy?”
  • The two lucky winners experienced a lot of emotion when they claimed their cheques at Loto-Québec’s offices.
  • Ms. Cloutier plans on an early retirement, whereas Mr. Venne wants to take time to reflect. For the time being, he will be investing some money to guarantee his financial security.



  • I was crying, shaking, and I felt my knees going weak! Mentioned the new millionaire.


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 October 31, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 92 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 111 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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