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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

 

Highlights

  • 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.

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Source:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

Information:
Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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