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$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: A millionaire in the Laurentians

$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: A millionaire in the Laurentians

Montréal, August 14, 2018 – Manon Bergeron practically flew out of the convenience store where she had just had her August 1 Lotto 6/49 ticket validated. Seeing her run across the parking lot, her husband thought the store was being robbed – until the Rivière-du-Nord RMC resident announced that she had just won $1 million.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: August 1, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Rivière-du-nord RMC in the Laurentians
  • Retailer: Marché Généreux (2229 Chemin du Tour-du-Lac, Nominingue)
  • Claim centre: Casino de Mont-Tremblant


The winner’s reaction

  • Manon wasn’t overly excited to hear the musical chime from the terminal indicating that her ticket was a winner.
  • She expected her prize to be a free play for the next draw.
  • When the clerk told her she was a millionaire, Manon shared her joy with another customer and ran out to the car where her spouse was waiting.
  • With this unexpected windfall, Manon is planning to retire early after seeking the advice of a financial consultant.
  • Surrounded by her loved-ones, the winner received her cheque on August 10 during a ceremony organized in her honour at the Casino de Mont-Tremblant.


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 as well as at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix and Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You've won? page of the Lotteries site.


About Loto-Québec

LotoQuébec’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 July 31, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 93 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 79 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 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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