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$2,000,000Québec 49: An Abitibi-Témiscamingue man wins the grand prize with a ticket that his granddaughter sold to him!

$2,000,000Québec 49: An Abitibi-Témiscamingue man wins the grand prize with a ticket that his granddaughter sold to him!

Montréal, July 10, 2020 — Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Gilles Ouellet got the surprise of his life when he found out he was a multimillionaire! Thanks to a “Super forfait” ticket that his granddaughter sold to him, he took home the $2,000,000 grand prize in the June 17 Québec 49 draw. Our interview with the winner was conducted virtually to comply with physical distancing rules.

In summary

  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: June 17, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Beau-soir (222 Rue Principale Sud, Amos)



  • Gilles has made a habit of buying his “Super forfait” tickets at the same convenience store. Not only is this where his granddaughter works, but she had the honour of selling him the ticket that won him the Québec 49 grand prize.

  • “You won $2,000,000!” the clerk informed Gilles when he came back to check his ticket.

  • He was at a family reunion when he broke the good news to his loved ones. His family’s reaction was palpable: they couldn’t believe it!

  • The new multimillionaire says he plans to spoil his loved ones, invest some of the money and buy himself a brand-new car.

    You can watch our virtual interview with the winner on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel (in French only).

    Gilles, gagnant d’un lot de 2 000 000 $ au Québec 49

    COVID-19: How to claim your prize

    As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. We’re asking winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket to contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.

    Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. We advise them to hold on to their ticket(s); they’ll be able to claim their prize when things get back to normal. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.

    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 million 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 website.