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$2,000,000A Laurentides resident is now a millionaire thanks to Québec 49!

$2,000,000A Laurentides resident is now a millionaire thanks to Québec 49!

Montréal, August 9, 2019 – According to the store clerk, Yves Désilets first thought he’d won $2,000. After checking again, the Laurentides resident realized that there were a lot more zeros in the prize he won in the July 31 Québec 49 draw – an impressive $2,000,000.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: July 31, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Dépanneur 2000 (130 Chemin Sainte-Marguerite, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson)
    The retailer will receive a $20,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Yves has worked hard all his life and didn’t expect to retire any time soon.

  • When he realized that he’d won $2,000,000, he decided to do so immediately!

  • By the time he came to claim his prize with his brother, his voice was gone from all the screaming with joy.

  • The lucky winner plans to buy a new car and enjoy a comfortable retirement.


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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