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$1,000,000Capitale-Nationale: He goes out of his way to buy a Lotto 6/49

$1,000,000Capitale-Nationale: He goes out of his way to buy a Lotto 6/49

Montréal, August 29, 2018 – Yvon Paris is a creature of habit, at least when it comes to playing the lottery! It paid off big when he went out of his way to purchase a Lotto 6/49 ticket. The Capitale-Nationale resident wins a guaranteed prize of $1,000,000 at the draw of August 25.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: August 25, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Accommodation Populaire (900, 3e Avenue, Québec)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s Québec City office



  • For 35 years, Mr. Paris buys his lottery tickets at the same place.
  • Even though he moved, he still goes out of his way to buy his tickets and say hello to his favourite retailer.
  • Mr. Tremblay, the retailer, was so happy that his regular customer won, he came with him to Loto-Québec’s office when he claimed his cheque, just to get a picture with his friend.
  • Mr. Paris plans on using his winnings to invest in what’s most important to him: his health and his spouse.


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 August 21, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 98 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 83 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big winners can be found on our Lotteries website Winners page.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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