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$2,500,000A Montréal resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49

$2,500,000A Montréal resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, January 9, 2018 – Montréal resident Emma Curadeau wins a prize of $2,500,000 at the December 27 Lotto 6/49 draw.


Ms. Curadeau splits the jackpot of $5 million with a ticket holder in Ontario.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $2,500,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: December 22, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Chantal (1890, rue Saint-Zotique Est, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive $25,000, the equivalent of 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal



  • Emma Curadeau was accompanied by her son, her daughter-in-law and grandson when she came to claim her prize at Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal. Quite the happy family outing!
  • The Gaspé Peninsula native now living in Montréal plans on purchasing a triplex for the members of her family.



  • “I now have proof that big wins happen in Québec!” exclaimed Emma Curadeau at Loto-Québec’s offices.


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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