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$1,000,000An Estrie resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$1,000,000An Estrie resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, August 8, 2019 — Winning $1,000,000 in the July 17 Lotto 6/49 draw was a major surprise for Estrie resident Catherine Lemaitre.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: July 17, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (448 Rue Saint-Patrice Ouest, Magog)
    The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Every once in a while, Catherine buys one of her favourite lottery tickets, a Lotto 6/49.

  • She only realized a few days after getting one that she had the winning for the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize.

  • Though it was a big surprise for the winner and her spouse, they reacted calmly to the good news.

  • The winner plans to use some of the money to treat her children and grandchildren.


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 has 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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