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$1,000,000Longtime Lotto 6/49 player from Lanaudière wins $1M!

$1,000,000Longtime Lotto 6/49 player from Lanaudière wins $1M!

Montréal, July 9, 2019 — Lanaudière resident Nicole Duchesneau got the surprise of her life when she went to check her Lotto 6/49 ticket and heard the lottery terminal make a special sound. However, it was only once her spouse began his retirement that she came down to claim her prize.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: May 22, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: IGA Extra (2765 Boulevard de la Pinière, Terrebonne)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Monique always played the same Lotto 6/49 numbers. A good move, considering it won her the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize in the May 22 draw.
  • It was while buying tickets for upcoming lottery draws that she asked the clerk to check her lottery ticket for the Lotto 6/49 May 22 draw.
  • When the clerk quietly announced that she’d won a whopping million dollars, Monique recalls being in shock at what was happening. Even when she came by Loto-Québec’s head office to claim her prize, Monique still couldn’t believe it!
  • Monique doesn’t know how she’ll spend the money yet, but says she’ll take time to think it through.



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 July 9, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 42 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and produced 45 millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 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 Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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