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$1,000,000Abitibi-Témiscamingue: A young twenty year-old became a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49

$1,000,000Abitibi-Témiscamingue: A young twenty year-old became a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, August 8, 2019 – Vincent Chamberland-Cliche, a young Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident, was thrilled to win the $1,000,000 jackpot in the August 3 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49 
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: August 3, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Petro Canada (380 Boulevard Québec, Rouyn-Noranda)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Vincent buys a lottery ticket once a week. He used to alternate between Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49, but he’s been getting Lotto 6/49 tickets more often lately.

  • Setting off to work at sunrise, he stopped to fill his gas tank and bought a lottery ticket at the same time.

  • When he checked the results on Loto-Québec’s website on Sunday morning, he thought he hadn’t won anything, as his numbers didn’t match the winning combination. In fact, he had won the guaranteed prize. He called his mom, saying: “Mom, I think I won $1,000,000!”

  • The young winner plans to make investments and take some time to consider his options. However, he’ll continue working because he loves his job!


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 August 5, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 51 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 53 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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