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$2,000,000Abitibi-Témiscamingue: A mother and son share the grand prize at Québec 49

$2,000,000Abitibi-Témiscamingue: A mother and son share the grand prize at Québec 49

Montréal, November 6, 2017 – Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Shirley Dupuis won the two-million-dollar grand prize at Québec 49 at the draw of October 11. She shares her prize with her son, Jean-Philippe Baril.



  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize won: $2,000,000
  • Category: grand prize
  • Draw date: October 11, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Tigre Géant (45, rue Perreault Est, Rouyn-Noranda)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $20,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal



  • Ms. Dupuis has been replaying the same combination made up of dates close to her heart for the past five years.
  • She saw on Facebook that Loto-Québec was looking for the owner of a winning Québec 49 ticket purchased in her region.
  • When she read further and saw the winning combination, she knew she was the one they were looking for!
  • She went to see a co-worker who checked her ticket using the Lotteries app, confirming the she had indeed won $2,000,000!
  • She is sharing her prize with her son.


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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