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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

 

Highlights

  • 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!”

 

Quotes

  • “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.

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Source:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

Information:
Danny Racine
Communications Advisor
Loto-Québec
514-499-7101
danny.racine@loto-quebec.com

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