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$1,000,000A new millionaire in Montérégie thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$1,000,000A new millionaire in Montérégie thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, August 26, 2019 — Montérégie resident Douglas R. Smith pocketed the guaranteed prize in the July 24 Lotto 6/49 draw, making him the lucky winner of $1,000,000!


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: July 24, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Boni-Soir (3237 Route Harwood, Vaudreuil-Dorion)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • It was while Douglas was out checking his ticket at a retailer that he found out he’d won $1,000,000.

  • He then called Loto-Québec to confirm his win and make an appointment to come pick up his cheque.

  • The lucky winner said he only buys lottery tickets every now and then—sometimes picking him own numbers, and other times letting the terminal do a quick pick for him.

  • Douglas told us he plans to invest his winnings, and use some of the money to treat himself.


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 20, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 56 prizes of $1 million or more and turned 57 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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