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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



  • 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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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