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$1,000,000It turned out to be a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket

$1,000,000It turned out to be a winning Lotto 6/49 ticket

Montréal, October 29, 2019 — Montérégie couple Gilles and Nicole Dauplaise took home $1,000,000 in the September 18 Lotto 6/49 draw. The winning ticket had sat in their car for weeks before the couple got around to checking it and finding out they won.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: September 18, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Le Magasin Sorel (145 Rue Victoria, Sorel-Tracy)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Gilles and Nicole make a great team, even when they’re playing the lottery. Gilles takes care of buying the tickets, while Nicole takes care of checking them post-draw.

  • Nicole usually lets the tickets pile up a bit before going to check them at a Loto-Québec retailer.

  • She got the surprise of her life when, a few weeks following the September 18 Lotto 6/49 draw, she was checking what would now be the winning ticket.

  • “My eyes saw $1,000,000 pop up on the monitor, but my head couldn’t quite believe it,” she confided.

  • When Nicole got back home, she was so shaken than Gilles thought she’d been in some sort of accident. He would never have guessed that they’d won such a hefty sum.

  • The couple says they intend to celebrate their windfall by purchasing an RV.

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 29, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 76 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 69 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners 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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