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$7,039,885An Estrie man becomes a multi-millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49

$7,039,885An Estrie man becomes a multi-millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, March 2, 2018 – Estrie resident Jean Rouillard is the big winner of the February 14 Lotto 6/49 jackpot of $7,039,870. Loto-Québec has recently sent out a press release looking for the winner.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $7,039,885
  • Categories: jackpot, 3/6 and 2/6+B
  • Draw date: February 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Bergeron (299, rue Saint-Patrice Est, Magog)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Since Valentine’s Day, the winner’s identity of the unclaimed jackpot had been shrouded in mystery.
  • Seeing the winning numbers on the news, Mr. Rouillard realized that they were his numbers.
  • While his spouse remained skeptical, he immediately got out his ticket to check it against the results online. He saw straight away that his instincts proved right.
  • The new millionaire came to claim his winnings at Loto-Québec’s head office today, March 2, accompanied by his brothers.
  • The winner does not yet have anything particular in mind as to what he might do with his winnings, but plans on taking time to let the dust settle.
  • He also won other minor prizes on the same ticket worth some $15, bringing the grand total to $7,039,885!


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. In 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 107 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 132 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 29 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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