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$1,000,000Longtime Lotto 6/49 player from Chaudière‑Appalaches wins guaranteed prize

$1,000,000Longtime Lotto 6/49 player from Chaudière‑Appalaches wins guaranteed prize

Montréal, June 28, 2019 — Richard Campeau, a resident of Chaudière-Appalaches, recently got the surprise of his life when he went to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket. The latter won him the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize in the June 19 draw.

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: June 19, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudières-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (1035 Route 243, Melbourne)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Richard Campeau has been playing Lotto 6/49 with the same numbers since 1985, except for one that he changes every year—the number representing his age. It was this very personal combination that won him $1,000,000.

  • It was when he saw the results pop up at a self-serve lottery checking station that Richard realized he’d just become a millionaire!

  • He was so in shock, he couldn’t believe it at first! Once he fully digested what was happening, the Chaudière-Appalaches resident immediately called his loves ones to tell them the good news.

  • The winner says he’ll take some time to think about what’s next for him, although he did mention that he plans to use the money to do a bit of travelling and finance a good chunk of his retirement.


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 June 25, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 40 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and produced 44 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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