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$1,000,00020 co-workers split a million dollars at Lotto 6/49!

$1,000,00020 co-workers split a million dollars at Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, April 26, 2018 – Twenty co-workers from the Capitale-Nationale, Laval, Montérégie and Montréal regions, wont the million-dollar Guaranteed Prize at the April 14 draw of Lotto 6/49.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49 (Formule groupe)
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed Prize
  • Draw date: April 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale, Laval, Montérégie and Montréal
  • Retailer: Tabagie Métro Sauvé (9800, rue Berri, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal


The winners are:

  • Raymond Abi Hanna
  • Claude Archambault
  • Robert Barbeau
  • Diane Beaupré
  • Mario Béland
  • Sébastien Cadieux
  • Robert Charbonneau
  • Quy Ha Dam
  • Marc Durocher
  • Gilles Fortier
  • Jean-Louis Gosselin
  • Serge Goulet
  • Sylvain Huot
  • Denis Lavigne
  • Chantal Ménard
  • Gilles Paquin
  • Anne Presseault
  • Bassel Saad
  • René Thuot
  • François Tremblay



  • The twenty co-workers were bubbling with joy as they entered Loto-Québec headquarters to claim their million-dollar Guaranteed Prize.
  • This workplace lottery group was organized by Mr. Dam, but Mr. Gosselin was the first to realize, at 2 a.m., they had won. He didn’t want to disturb everyone at such an early hour, so he left the happy task to someone else. Mr. Fortier informed Mr. Dam, who in turn contacted the rest of the group to tell them the good news.
  • One group member heard the news as he was arriving in Québec City and immediately turned back to claim his prize at the same time as all the others. Some only found out when they got to work in the morning.
  • Plans: Several winners mentioned taking trips (Disney World, Egypt, Europe, etc.)



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


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 April 18, 2018, Loto-Québec awarded 50 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and created 33 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 8 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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