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$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: The guaranteed prize surprises a Montrealer

$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: The guaranteed prize surprises a Montrealer

Montréal, February 3, 2020 — Montréal resident Hugues Jackson took home the $1 million guaranteed prize in the January 18 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: January 18, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Lottery kiosk at Place Bourassa (6000 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa Est, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Hugues checked the results of the Lotto 6/49 draw, but didn’t notice that he had the winning guaranteed number.

  • He set aside the ticket to replay it later.

  • When he went to a retailer to replay his selection, he heard the terminal chime announcing that he’d won $1 million!

  • Hugues had forgotten to check the number for the guaranteed prize!

  • Back home, he said to his spouse: “We have a bit of cash to spend!”

  • While the new millionaire will let the dust settle before making any purchases, he certainly plans to invest the money.


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. In 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners 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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