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$10,985,156A new millionaire in Lanaudière thanks to Lotto 6/49

$10,985,156A new millionaire in Lanaudière thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, May 24, 2018 – Lanaudière resident Denis Pigeon won the Lotto 6/49 jackpot of $10,985,156 at the May 16 draw. With his winnings, he plans on spending some good times with the family.



  • Not knowing that he had won, Mr. Pigeon went to check his ticket at the grocery store the day after the draw. So he was truly shocked to see he had pocketed nearly $11,000,000!
  • The Super C cashier was thrilled and asked her co-workers to gather around and celebrate with the winner.
  • When going back to his car, Mr. Pigeon clutched his ticket tightly: “It first, I had put it on the inside of the car door, but then thought that the wind might blow it away and I’d lose it! So then I put it in the glove compartment, just to play it safe.” Once back home, he put it away in a secure location.
  • “I let the dust settle before coming in to claim my winnings,” he explained, waiting several days before coming to Loto-Québec’s head offices.


De beaux projets

  • “We will definitely use this money to spend time with the family in a cottage somewhere,” he said.
  • “I might get a bigger house,” he added. His spouse quipped: “I don’t know about that! We haven’t yet discussed the matter fully!”
  • “We have loads of dreams to make a reality, but we will be taking our time to fully reflect on what’s next!” replied Mr. Pigeon in conclusion.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $10,985,156
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: May 16, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Super C (85 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal


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. Between January 1 and May 23, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 52 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 34 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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