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$1,000,000A new millionaire couple in the Estrie thanks to Lotto 6/49

$1,000,000A new millionaire couple in the Estrie thanks to Lotto 6/49

Montréal, September 20, 2019 – Raymond Poulin and Francine Tremblay took home the guaranteed $1 million prize in the September 14 Lotto 6/49 draw. The Estrie couple and several family members celebrated the event at Loto-Québec’s head office.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: September 14, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Estrie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Le Deauvillois (7209 Boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal

 

Highlights

  • Raymond has been playing Lotto 6/49 for as long as the lottery has existed.

  • He never goes to bed before checking his tickets.

  • At about midnight on September 14, he noticed that the guaranteed prize had been won in Québec, so he wrote down the results to compare them with his ticket.

  • Raymond then joined his spouse in the bedroom and asked her: “Not sleeping?” 

  • The lucky couple checked their ticket at least twenty times before actually believing that they’d won!

  • About fifteen family members went along with the winners to pick up their cheque at Loto-Québec’s head office.

  • Raymond and Francine have lots of plans, including a train trip across Canada and another to Italy. They will, however, take some time to consider their options.

 

A video of the winners is available on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.

Francine et Raymond, gagnants d'un lot de 1 000 000 $ au Lotto 6/49

 

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 September 17, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 61 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 61 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 17 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.

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Source:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

Information:
Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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