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$3,500,000A Centre‑du‑Québec resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

$3,500,000A Centre‑du‑Québec resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto 6/49!

Montréal, March 12, 2020 – Centre-du-Québec resident Kéven Proulx took home the $3,500,000 jackpot in the February 19 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $3,500,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: February 19, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Coin des Trois Lacs (309 Boulevard Coakley, Asbestos)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $35,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • When Kéven went to the convenience store to check his ticket, he thought he’d won $3,500.

  • Instead, the cashier told him he’d won $3.5 million. He just couldn’t believe it.

  • The more she repeated the amount, the more he was astonished: “I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I’d won such a big prize!”

  • He went to see a good friend and, together, they checked everything they could: the numbers, the draw date, etc.

  • “Before winning, I had lots of dreams. Today, I’m so excited that can’t remember one of them!” he said, as he held the cheque confirming the win.

  • Kéven plans on taking his time to decide what he’ll do with his windfall.


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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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