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$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: Lady Luck smiled on a Lanaudière resident!

$1,000,000Lotto 6/49: Lady Luck smiled on a Lanaudière resident!

Montréal, January 16, 2020 – Réal Tremblay, from the Lanaudière region, took home $1 million in the December 21 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • 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.


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 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.