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$1,000,000A Capitale‑Nationale resident is now a millionaire thanks to a Lotto 6/49 free play

$1,000,000A Capitale‑Nationale resident is now a millionaire thanks to a Lotto 6/49 free play

Montréal, September 11, 2019 – Capitale-Nationale resident Yves Couture took home the $1 million guaranteed prize thanks to a free play in the September 4 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: September 4, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (1661 Route de l’Aéroport, L’Ancienne-Lorette)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Yves never rushes out to validate his tickets. As they were piling up, he took them to a retailer for checking and, having won a free play, he bought another ticket.

  • It turned out to be a Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize winner worth a $1 million. He couldn’t believe his eyes!

  • Unable to reach his spouse because she had turned off her cell phone, he called his sister-in-law, who was with her at the time, to ask her to return his call. Fearing it was an emergency, his spouse called right back.

  • “He won a million dollars!” she yelled while still on the line.

  • Yves plans to invest the money and renovate their home.


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 10, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 60 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 61 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 16 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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