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$7,000,000Lotto 6/49: Another winner in Lanaudière!

$7,000,000Lotto 6/49: Another winner in Lanaudière!

Montréal, July 6, 2018 – Denis Riopel, from the Lanaudière area, won the $7 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the June 23 draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $7,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: June 23, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Michel Karam (662 Rue Notre-Dame, Joliette)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $70,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Riopel is an old-hand at the lottery. He always places two bets, one with a combination of his lucky numbers (always the same ones) and the other is a Quick Play. It’s the Quick Play that brought in the $7 million.
  • Accompanied by his family when he picked up his cheque, he said he would treat his two grandchildren.
  • He will also retire early and either buy a new home or have one built to his liking.
  • “Hurray for Quick Plays!” said the winner, who will continue playing in the same way.


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. From January 1 to July 3, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 78 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 64 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 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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