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$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: A new millionnaire in Montréal gets ready to retire

$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: A new millionnaire in Montréal gets ready to retire

Montréal, July 19, 2018 – Montrealer Suzanne Gendron won $1 million in the July 7, 2018, Lotto 6/49 draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: July 7, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Tony (11,865 Boulevard Langelier, Montréal-Nord)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Ms. Gendron had her ticket validated by a retailer without knowing how much she had won.
  • When the store clerk announced that she had won $1 million, she didn’t believe what she heard and said: “A million? Stop kidding!”
  • The winner will use the money to retire early.


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 17, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 86 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 72 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 12 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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