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$1,000,000A million dollars for a Laval couple thanks to Lotto 6/49

$1,000,000A million dollars for a Laval couple thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, March 27, 2018 – Laval couple Sossi Georgie Dichoian and Ibrahim Ahmarani won a Guaranteed Prize of $1,000,000 at the Lotto 6/49 draw of March 7.



  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed Prize
  • Draw date: March 7, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: Point de presse (3035, boulevard Le Carrefour, Laval)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Ahmarani purchased the winning ticket on the same day his car was stolen.
  • He didn’t know at that moment that his mishap would be followed by such a stroke of luck!
  • He only had his ticket validated a few days later.
  • He immediately announced the good news to his spouse.
  • The couple plans on take time to reflect before making any plans.


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. 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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