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A group of 45 co-workers win big at Lotto 6/49!$9,000,000

A group of 45 co-workers win big at Lotto 6/49!$9,000,000

Québec City, December 20, 2019 – Just before Christmas, a group of 45 tree pruners from Bas-St-Laurent, Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches received a huge present when they pocketed the $9,000,000 jackpot at Lotto 6/49’s Saturday, December 14 draw. All the more reason for these winners to celebrate over the holidays as they each walked away with $200,000! As luck would have it, the cheques were handed out at a time when Loto-Québec is launching its 50th anniversary celebrations.

 

The winners celebrated their good fortune in the presence of the media during a festive event held today at Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $9,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: December 14, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Bas-St-Laurent, Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Sprint St-Rédempteur (2540 Route des Rivières, Lévis)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $90,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec, Québec City

 

Highlights

  • The group has been playing the lottery for several years. The 45 co-workers and friends work in forestry.
  • Donald Dominique, the group leader, was the first to check the lucky Lotto 6/49 ticket using Loto-Québec’s Lotteries mobile app on his tablet.
  • “It’s quite an experience to see the amount of $9,000,000 appear on your tablet!” confided the excited winner.
  • A cheerful Donald had the happy task of calling his co-workers to tell them they had won $200,000 each. The winners experienced an array of emotions when they heard the good news, at the approach of the holidays!

 

Chaudière-Appalaches winners

  • Donald Arguin
  • Pascal Arguin
  • Gaston Beaudoin
  • Patrice Beaudoin
  • Roger Beaudoin
  • Mathieu Bellerose
  • Félix Bouchard
  • Gilles Bouchard

 

  • Guillaume Couture
  • Jean-Guy Demers
  • Raymond Demers
  • Benoit Dominique
  • Daniel Dominique
  • Donald Dominique
  • Jean-François Fiset
  • Clément Gagnon

 

  • Denis Laberge
  • Patrick Lessard
  • Alexandre Noël
  • Pierre Saindon
  • Maurice Sylvain
  • Patrick Sylvain
  • Roger Sylvain
  • Casandra Thibault
  • Christian Tremblay

Capitale-Nationale winners

  • Venancio Beitia
  • Jacques Béland
  • Jocelyn Boucher
  • Eric Desbiens
  • Olivier Dolbec
  • Patrick Dombrowski

 

  • Simon Frenette
  • Audrey Guerard
  • Mario Lacasse
  • André Laflamme
  • Robert Lavoie
  • Bernard Levesque

 

  • Martin Lussier
  • Mathieu Paradis
  • Claude Rousseau
  • Bruno Ruel
  • Marc St-Louis
  • Gaétan Tremblay
  • Mikaël Tremblay

Bas-Saint-Laurent winner

  • François Canuel

 

 

 

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 December 17, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 82 prizes of $1,000,000 or more, turning 78 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 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:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

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

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