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$1,000,000A new millionaire in the Capitale‑Nationale region thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$1,000,000A new millionaire in the Capitale‑Nationale region thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, August 30, 2019 — Alain Vachon pocketed the guaranteed prize in the August 14 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: August 14, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale region
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Éclair (1365 Boulevard Bastien, Québec City)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • It was while checking his ticket at a self-serve ticket checker that Alain saw $1,000,000 pop up on the monitor. His first thought: “That can’t be right!” 

  • So he headed straight to the retailer’s cash and asked them to check his ticket. That’s when he got confirmation that he had indeed won $1,000,000!

  • He quickly called his mother to tell her the good news. She didn’t believe him at first—that was, until she heard him crying tears of joy.

  • Alain says he plans to invest the money and use part of it to treat loved ones. He says he also plans to take a trip.


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 27, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 58 prizes of $1 million or more and turned 59 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.


Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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