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$3,500,000A Saguenay‑Lac‑Saint‑Jean resident becomes a multimillionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$3,500,000A Saguenay‑Lac‑Saint‑Jean resident becomes a multimillionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, August 12, 2019 — Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean resident Daniel Lavoie got the surprise of his life when he went to check his ticket for the August 7 Lotto 6/49 draw and saw $3,500,000 pop up on-screen.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $3,500,000
  • Category: Jackpot (shared)
  • Draw date: August 7, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (1778 Rue Principale, Chambord)
  • The retailer will receive a $35,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • As soon as he realized he’d won half of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot, Daniel got excited and cried out to his spouse: “Come see, I’m a millionaire!” 

  • He then went to the nearest retailer so they could validate his winning ticket.

  • It was through choosing random numbers that Daniel took home a cool $3.5 million.

  • His mother and spouse were with him when he came to claim his prize at the Loto-Québec office in Québec City.

  • Daniel says he’s already thinking about how he’ll spend the money, but will take some time to think about it before splurging. One thing is for sure: the lucky winner says he’ll be shopping for a new home, but plans to continue working because he likes to keep busy.


*There were two winning tickets in the August 7 Lotto 6/49 draw. The $7,000,000 jackpot was split two ways, with 50% going to Daniel Lavoie and 50% going to the other winner who resides in another province.


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 million 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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