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$1,000,000A Capitale-Nationale man wins the Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize!

$1,000,000A Capitale-Nationale man wins the Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize!

Montréal, December 21, 2020 — Capitale-Nationale resident Claude Nadeau took home the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the December 5 Lotto 6/49 draw. He found out he won it when he logged in to his account on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49 (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: December 5, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Prize claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • The day after the draw, Claude was enjoying a cup of coffee when he logged in to his account on lotoquebec.com.
  • When he saw that the numbers in his selection matched those of the winning combination, he had trouble swallowing the sip of coffee he’d just taken.
  • He and his wife were planning to sell their house and buy a new one. Thanks to this unexpected win, they’ll be able to make more “high-end” decisions and really treat themselves.
  • Claude says he has no intention of retiring right away, but could decide to retire early.


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 has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


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 December 20, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 108 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 16 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Marilyne Desrochers
Communications Advisor

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