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$9,000,000Montérégie: Winners of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot are planning a cruise

$9,000,000Montérégie: Winners of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot are planning a cruise

Montréal, February 5, 2020 — A group of six friends and former co-workers from the Montérégie area got quite the retirement gift when they took home the $9,000,000 Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the January 29 draw.


The newly minted millionaires celebrated their win at a press conference held today at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $9,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: January 29, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Chaput (3426 Rue Elizabeth, Saint-Hubert)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $90,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal


The lucky winners are:

  • Marcel Blain

  • Robert Girard

  • Roland Guimond

  • Denis Lecourtois

  • Lisette Matte

  • Marcel Plante



  • The winners are six friends, five of whom are former co-workers. They’ve been playing the lottery together for a few years now. They typically get together every week for breakfast.

  • The group leader, Marcel Plante, was the first to check their ticket the day after the Lotto 6/49 draw. He looked up the draw results on lotoquebec.com.

  • Marcel couldn’t believe that the numbers on his ticket matched the winning selection—and neither could his wife Lisette, who’s also a member of their lottery group. Excited and incredulous, they asked their daughter to check the ticket again.

  • Marcel then had the pleasure of calling up all the group members and telling them they’d snagged the $9,000,000 jackpot!

  • The six newly minted millionaires plan on celebrating their win with a cruise.


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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