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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



  • 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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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