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$1,000,000A Montrealer becomes a millionaire with a Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased online!

$1,000,000A Montrealer becomes a millionaire with a Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased online!

Montréal, March 12, 2020 – Montrealer Michael Di Paolo took home the $1 million guaranteed prize in the February 26 Lotto 6/49 draw thanks to a ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com, Loto-Québec’s online gaming site.



In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: February 26, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: lotoquebec.com
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • When he’s short of time, Michael likes to buy his tickets on Loto-Québec’s website.

  • Although he usually checks his account, he doesn’t always check draw results or app notices.

  • He actually didn’t yet know he’d won when a customer service employee called to make an appointment for him to pick up his cheque.

  • At first, Michael thought it was a hoax.

  • When the employee suggested he access his account to check the latest draw results, he realized it was truly a stroke of luck.

  • He said it was the second best phone call of his life, the first being when his wife called to say she was about to give birth!

  • The lucky winner plans to pay off his mortgage and other debts and also treat his loved ones.


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 site.