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$33,600,463A new young multimillionaire in Bas-Saint-Laurent thanks to Lotto 6/49

$33,600,463A new young multimillionaire in Bas-Saint-Laurent thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, August 31, 2018 – Jérémie Gagnon, a young Bas-Saint-Laurent resident, was thrilled to win the $33,600,463 jackpot in the August 29 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $33,600,463
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: August 29, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Retailer: Dépanneur du Carrefour (219 Avenue Doucet, Mont-Joli)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $336,004.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • Evening-shift worker Jérémie Gagnon says he’s a night owl.
  • He was playing a video game at 2 a.m. when he decided to check his ticket on the Internet.
  • Stunned at seeing that he had won the jackpot, he called his dad at 3 a.m. to announce the good news.
  • Unable to get to sleep, he went to the nearest convenience store at 4 a.m. As lottery results are only available on the terminal as of 5 a.m., he said practically wore out the floor pacing as he waited!
  • So, neither father nor son got a wink of sleep because they had only one thing in mind: Getting to Loto‑Québec offices to learn more.
  • The young winner has lots of plans: travelling, learning English for his trips, shopping for the car of his dreams and saying “Bye, bye, boss!”



  • “I was stunned when I saw all the numbers!” said the winner.
  • “I thought I’d surely wake up and realize that it was a dream!” he added.
  • “Has it sunk in that you are a multimillionaire? Not just a millionaire, a multimillionaire!” his father said to him.


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 August 28, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 100 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 84 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 14 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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