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$8,539,083A Montrealer wins the Lotto 6/49 jackpot!

$8,539,083A Montrealer wins the Lotto 6/49 jackpot!

Montréal, August 25, 2020 — Montrealer Fernando De Oliveira won a whopping $8,539,083, i.e. half of the jackpot in the July 22 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $8,539,083
  • Category: Jackpot (shared)
  • Draw date: July 22, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Canadian Tire Essence Plus (16791 Trans-Canada Highway, Kirkland)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $85,390.



  • Fernando plays Lotto 6/49 regularly.
  • He checked the results the day after the draw, as usual. Seeing that he had all the numbers, he immediately went to a retailer to double-check the draw results.
  • For a second time, he got confirmation that he’d won. Still not believing his luck, he asked his daughter-in-law to download Loto-Québec’s Lotteries app so he could scan his ticket.
  • That’s when he saw the sum of $8,539,083, i.e. half of the July 22 Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
  • The newly minted multimillionaire says he plans to use his windfall to spoil his family and travel.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. Winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


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 August 17, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 69 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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