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$1,000,000A Québec City resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$1,000,000A Québec City resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, January 30, 2018 – Joyce Ferguson, from the Québec City area, took home $1 million in the January 17 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: January 17, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Québec City
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Éclair (1755 Boulevard Pie-XI Nord, Québec)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Québec City office



  • Ms. Ferguson has always played the same numbers.
  • After arriving at work, she checked her ticket and, seeing that it was a winner, she quickly phoned her spouse.
  • She was so excited that she didn’t finish her day’s work.
  • She is thinking over how to ensure her financial future. She will give herself plenty of time to wrap her mind around the big prize she won.



  • “I wasn’t exactly sure what was happening, but I knew I had won!”
  • “It’s a real whirlwind!”


Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

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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