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100th millionaire of the yearLady Luck continues to smile upon Quebecers!

100th millionaire of the yearLady Luck continues to smile upon Quebecers!

Montréal, September 18, 2017 – One week after the September 6 Lotto 6/49 draw that made them multi-millionaires, the last two of a five-member group dropped by Loto-Québec to collect their share of the $16,042,016 jackpot. Yves Grenier from Montérégie and Toan Tri Le from Montréal each took home $3,208,403!


There’s no doubt that Lady Luck is smiling on Quebecers this year. In fact, Loto-Québec is pleased to announce that Mr. Le became its 100th millionaire last Friday when he picked up his share of the prize.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49 played with Formule groupe
  • Prize won: $16,042,016
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: September 6, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie and Montréal
  • Retailer: Shell (13200 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Pointe-aux-Trembles)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal


Early wedding engagement to celebrate the win!

  • Mr. Grenier started to play the lottery more frequently in December 2016 when he started his own business.
  • The store’s young manager said: “Sir, aren’t you more excited than that?”
  • When he validated his ticket, he was so stunned that he simply did not believe it.
  • With the winning ticket in his trembling hand, he quickly went to his spouse’s workplace to tell her the good news.
  • “Yeah, right!” exclaimed his spouse, who is used to her partner’s practical jokes. 
  • The winner had already purchased the engagement ring for his mariage proposal that he planned doing during a November plane trip to the Dominican Republic.
  • He ended up asking the big question that same evening.


Big surprise!

  • Mr. Le found out he was a multi-millionaire when he had his ticket validated at a metro station 10 days after the draw.
  • The winner has been playing games of chance for the past twenty years “in the hope, like everyone else, of becoming a millionaire!” Mission accomplished, even if Mr. Le could hardly believe it!
  • It finally sunk in when his ticket was validated and confirmed at Loto-Québec’s Winners Lounge.
  • “I still won’t believe it until I have the cheque in my hands,” added Mr. Le.
  • Not realizing the scope of the event, he admitted that he had not yet told his wife, children, parents or four brothers: “No one knows!” exclaimed Mr. Le.
  • Mr. Le plans to buy a house and shower his family with gifts.
  • As for other plans, the winner said that he and his family love to travel. He’s thinking about starting his adventures in Japan and Korea, in first class of course!


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 September 18, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 82 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 101 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 24 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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