Montréal, January 16, 2020 – Réal Tremblay, from the Lanaudière region, took home $1 million in the December 21 Lotto 6/49 draw.
- Lottery: Lotto 6/49
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Guaranteed prize
- Draw date: December 21, 2019
- Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
- Retailer: Maxi (86 Boulevard Brien, Repentigny)
- The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
- Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal
On his way to the grocery store, Réal found a $10 lottery ticket on the ground. Thinking this might be a good omen, he decided to buy a Lotto 6/49 ticket, and his spouse did the same. However, Lady Luck decided he would be the big winner.
“My spouse could have easily become the millionaire. In any case, we’ll be sharing the prize,” said Réal.
His spouse was very emotional, but he remained calm. As he arrived at Loto-Québec’s head office to claim the prize, reality set in and he admitted that he had butterflies in his stomach.
In addition to sharing the prize with his spouse, Réal plans to give a portion to each of his children and get a new car. For the remainder, he will stay sensible and pay off the mortgage and make investments.
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 worth $1 million or more, turning 82 people into millionaires. 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.