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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

 

Highlights

  • 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.

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Source:
Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-8691
marisol.schnorr@loto-quebec.com

Information:
Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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