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$6,116,456 A new Lotto 6/49 multimillionaire in Chaudière-Appalaches

$6,116,456 A new Lotto 6/49 multimillionaire in Chaudière-Appalaches

Montréal, July 31, 2018 – Chaudière-Appalaches Yvan Montminy won the July 25 Lotto 6/49 jackpot of $6,116,456. Recently retired, he plans on sharing his winnings with his wife and two daughters.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $6,116,456
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: July 25, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Familiprix (805, boulevard Frontenac Est, Thetford Mines)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $61,164
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • Yvan Montminy is an avid Lotto 6/49 fan. He has been regularly playing the same selection in draws for more than 30 years.
  • After breakfast, comfortably seated in his chair, he checked his numbers. He immediately froze in shock when he recognized his numbers and told his spouse he thought he won the jackpot.
  • The couple went to the drugstore to confirm the win using the self-serve ticket checker. It was true, Mr. Montminy had actually become a multimillionaire!
  • The lucky winner contacted his two daughters to tell them the good news. They cried tears of joy upon hearing of their father’s good fortune!
  • After going to claim their winnings at our Québec City office, the winner and his family celebrated at a gourmet restaurant.



  • “My numbers! Come see, Mimi, my numbers came up. I won the jackpot!” he exclaimed.


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 24, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 89 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 75 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 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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