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$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: A Montérégie resident becomes a millionaire on the eve of his birthday!

$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: A Montérégie resident becomes a millionaire on the eve of his birthday!

Montréal, January 10, 2020 — Patrice Perreault got lucky playing Lotto 6/49. The Montérégie resident snagged the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize in the June 1 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: June 1, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur 670 (670 Rue Principale, Roxton Pond)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Patrice had just come back from hunting when he decided to check a pile of lottery tickets lying around in his car.

  • “That can’t be! There are too many zeros, the machine must be broken!” he exclaimed when he went to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket at a retailer.

  • Sceptical, he went back home to check the draw results on Loto-Québec’s website, lotoquebec.com.

  • That’s when he learned that a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize from a Lotto 6/49 draw hadyet to be claimed.

  • Patrice came to claim his prize at Loto-Québec’s head office on the eve of his birthday and only a few days after taking his retirement.

  • The lucky winner says he plans to use his windfall to buy a new truck and go on hunting and fishing trips.


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. 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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