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$2,000,000He finds a winning ticket more than a month after the draw!

$2,000,000He finds a winning ticket more than a month after the draw!

Montréal, October 23, 2017 – Laurentides residents Benoit Simpson and Jacques Daudelin won the $2,000,000 grand prize at the September 6 draw of Québec 49. These winners were on Loto-Québec’s search list because the prize was still unclaimed 30 days after the draw.



  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize won: $2,000,000
  • Category: 6/6
  • Draw date: September 6, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Relais 58 (27, route Transcanadienne N, Montcerf-Lytton)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $20,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Simpson and Mr. Daudelin purchased the winning ticket during their traditional fishing trip.
  • Having no idea that he had the $2,000,000 winning ticket, Mr. Daudelin left it unsigned in his truck for more than a month!
  • Now they have a fish tale to tell friends that’s true!


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 19, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 87 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 105 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 25 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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