Go to content

Press release

$2,000,000A Montérégie woman wins the Québec 49 grand prize

$2,000,000A Montérégie woman wins the Québec 49 grand prize

Montréal, January 9, 2019 – Montérégie resident Eva Papp won the $2,000,000 grand prize at the December 15 draw of Québec 49.



In short

  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize won: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: December 15, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Voisin (5175 Boulevard Cousineau, Saint-Hubert)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Ms. Papp has been playing the same numbers for years: her birthday and those of her five grandchildren.
  • The cashier who validated the winning ticket jumped for joy and gave a big hug to Ms. Papp, a regular customer at the drugstore.
  • When the lucky winner told her daughters the good news, they didn’t believe her. Ms. Papp has been on a roll for several weeks, having won $60 at the bowling alley as well as tickets for the show Corteo. Her daughters didn’t think she could possibly win something yet again.
  • She plans on pampering herself and her children.


  • “I’m on a winning streak!” exclaimed the lucky winner while at Loto-Québec offices.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


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. In 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 139 lottery prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

All press releases