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$1,000,000Montérégie man wins guaranteed $1M prize

$1,000,000Montérégie man wins guaranteed $1M prize

Montréal, July 25, 2019 — Montérégie resident Pierre Brunette got the surprise of his life when he went to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket and the terminal made an unusual sound, letting him know that he’d won $1,000,000 in the July 13 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: July 13, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Jardin de l’île (1311 Boulevard du Bord-de-l’Eau, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Pierre typically goes to the same retailer every Friday to check his lottery tickets. However, this last Friday was unlike any other. For the first time since he started buying lottery tickets, he heard that special sound indicating that his ticket was a winner—and that the prize was a big one.

  • The convenience store owner very quickly confirmed that Pierre had just won $1,000,000. The winner looked at the terminal screen five or six times to make sure he wasn’t dreaming.

  • When he came to claim his prize, it was an emotional moment for Pierre, who can now look forward to a comfortable retirement. Until then, he says he plans to take his spouse on a trip to celebrate this wonderful turn of events!


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 23, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 46 prizes of $1,000,000 or more, turning 48 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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Samuel Larochelle
Public Affairs Advisor

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