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$1,000,000Montérégie woman becomes millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49 ticket that was gifted to her

$1,000,000Montérégie woman becomes millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49 ticket that was gifted to her

Montréal, September 6, 2019 — Montérégie resident Nathalie Généreux pocketed the guaranteed prize in the August 17 Lotto 6/49 draw, making her the lucky winner of $1,000,000—all thanks to a ticket that was gifted to her by her spouse!


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: August 17, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Boni-Soir Hanna (1520 Avenue Kennedy, Chambly)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Nathalie’s lottery ticket, given to her by her spouse, turned out to be quite the generous gift!

  • It was also her spouse who took the time to check Nathalie’s ticket on his phone. As soon as he found out the ticket had won her the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize, he called her up and sent her a screenshot.

  • He then immediately went to meet her at home. They wasted no time in telling friends and family the good news.

  • Nathalie says she’ll take some time to think about what she wants to do with the money. One thing is for sure though—she plans to enjoy every bit of this unexpected windfall!


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 3, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 58 prizes of $1 million or more and turned 59 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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