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$301,566Lotto 6/49: An Outaouais resident thought it might be a prank

$301,566Lotto 6/49: An Outaouais resident thought it might be a prank

Montréal, January 22, 2020 – On December 21, Outaouais resident Allain Charbonneau won $301,566 playing Lotto 6/49 on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $301,566
  • Category: 5/6+B
  • Date of the win: December 21, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais
  • Claim date and place: December 30, 2019, at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Allain hardly ever forgets to check the lottery tickets he buys on lotoquebec.com.

  • That's why he was surprised when Loto-Québec called him to make an appointment to pick up the 5/6+B prize of $301,566, which he didn’t know he’d won in the Lotto 6/49 December 21 draw. “You just made my day!” he exclaimed.

  • He remained sceptical, though, as he’d previously pranked his co-workers into believing they’d won a lottery prize and thought one of them might be returning the favour. Once he received, checked and rechecked the confirmation email, he finally believed his ship had come in.

  • The money will enable the winner to retire and buy a log house.


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 $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes 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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