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$2,000,000Québec 49 turns a Laval resident into a multimillionaire

$2,000,000Québec 49 turns a Laval resident into a multimillionaire

Montréal, October 18, 2019 – Laval resident Richard Andrzejewski won the $2 million Québec 49 jackpot in the October 5 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: October 5, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: IGA Extra (5805 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Laval)
  • The retailer will receive a $20,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Every week, Richard plays the lottery; he buys a Lotto 6/49 along with Québec 49 and the Extra.
  • When he checked his ticket early on the morning after the draw, he immediately woke his spouse to tell her the good news, even if she wanted to sleep in that day.
  • Richard checked the numbers several times and his spouse called her sister to ask her to check the results in the newspaper.
  • Richard even texted his brother who was attending a wedding out of town: “Call me,” followed by a second text: “I’m a millionaire!”
  • His brother called back, yelling: “What?”
  • Dead calm, the lucky man answered: “I just won $2 million.”
  • The entire wedding party cried out and started jumping around. “My mother-in-law was crying,” said the multimillionaire’s brother.
  • Even as he held the cheque in his hand, Richard couldn’t believe his luck.
  • Although he’ll take his time to get used to everything, he’s already planning to treat his family and take a trip with his spouse.


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 October 17, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 70 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 65 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 21 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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