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LotteriesYet another record-breaking your in terms of new millionaires?

LotteriesYet another record-breaking your in terms of new millionaires?

Montréal, August 3, 2018 – For the third consecutive year, Loto-Québec is on track to beat its previous record for the number of prizes worth $1 million or more. While there are still five months to go in 2018, 93 prizes of $1 million or more have been paid out to Quebecers! The current record of 107 was set in 2017, and in 2016, it was 104.


“Quebecers have been riding a winning lottery wave for the past three years. In addition to the large number of new millionaires, the biggest jackpots – 4 prizes worth $60 million at Lotto Max – were won in Québec!” said Patrice Lavoie, Loto-Québec’s Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media.


The still unclaimed $1 million prizes for Banco and Lotto 6/49 draws on Wednesday, August 1, as well as the July 27, 2018, $17,600,769 Lotto Max jackpot and the December 6, 2017, $1,750,000 Lotto 6/49 jackpot, could all bring the total of prize winners even higher.


The most generous lotteries in 2018

Lotteries that offered prizes worth $1 million or more since January 1, 2018, are:

  • Lotto Max: 23
  • Lotto 6/49: 20
  • 100 $ ULTIME: 16
  • Gagnant à vie!: 8
  • Extra and Célébration: 7 each


The biggest jackpots to date in 2018

The above list does not include the $17,600,769 jackpot in the July 27 Lotto Max draw that has yet to be claimed.


$60,000,000 at Lotto Max – Group of 10 shares

In the June 8 Lotto Max draw, the $60 million jackpot was won by a Drummondville group, in Centre-du-Québec. The 10 shares worth $6 million each were held by 15 persons.

Retailer: Jean Coutu (350 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Drummondville)


$10,985,156 at Lotto 6/49 – Denis Pigeon

Denis Pigeon, from the Lanaudière area, won the $10,985,156 jackpot in the June 16 Lotto 6/49 draw. He plans on using the money to spend good times with his family. “We are, of course, thinking about lots of dreams we’d like to make come true, but we’ll take some time to think the whole thing through!”, Mr. Pigeon wisely said when he came to Loto-Québec’s office.

Retailer: Super C (85 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny)


$9,785,890 at Lotto 6/49 – Michel and Rolande Croizié

Michel and Rolande Croizié, from Montérégie, won the $9,785,890 Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the June 9 draw. The new multi-millionaire couple plan to invest the money and treat their children and grandchildren.

Retailer: Dépanneur Centre-Ville (57 Rue du Roi, Sorel-Tracy)


$7,039,870 at Lotto 6/49 – Jean Rouillard

Eastern Townshipper Jean Rouillard won the $7,039,870 jackpot in the February 14 Lotto 6/49 draw. Unaware he had a winning ticket, he let several weeks go by before claiming his prize! When he saw a newscast announcing that Loto-Québec was looking for a winner in the Eastern Townships, Mr. Rouillard recognized the numbers he had chosen.

Retailer: Dépanneur Bergeron (299 Rue Saint-Patrice Est, Magog)


$7,000,000 at Grande Vie – Marie Immacula Lafalaise

Marie Immacula Lafalaise was happy to win the $1,000 a day for life grand prize in the March 8 Grande Vie draw. The Lanaudière resident chose the $7,000,000 lump sum instead. Her daughter had mentioned that Loto-Québec was looking for the grand prize winner. Ms. Lafalaise was stunned to discover that she was that lucky person!

Retailer: Boni-Soir (454 Boulevard Saint-Luc, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)


$7,000,000 at Grande Vie – Group of 4

Four co-workers won $1,000 a day for life in the February 12 Grande Vie draw. The residents of Montréal and Montérégie split the $7,000,000 million lump sum.

Retailer: Dépanneur Proprio (784 Rue Lamarre, La Prairie)


$7,000,000 at Lotto 6/49 – Denis Riopel

Denis Riopel, from the Lanaudière area, won the $7,000,000 Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the June 23 draw. Accompanied by his family to pick up his cheque, he said he wanted to treat his two grandchildren, retire early and buy a home that suits his tastes.

Retailer: Dépanneur Michel Karam (662 Rue Notre-Dame, Joliette)


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 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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