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$2,000,000A new millionaire in Estrie thanks to Québec 49

$2,000,000A new millionaire in Estrie thanks to Québec 49

Montréal, March 13, 2020 — Estrie resident Gervais Bolduc was ever so pleased to step into Loto-Québec’s Winners’ Lounge to collect the $2 million prize he won in the March 4 Québec 49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: March 4, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Roy (392 Rue Principale Ouest, Coaticook)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Gervais had his tickets validated while he was running some errands.

  • When he first heard the terminal chime an unusual tune, he thought he’d won $200.

  • The employee told him that he was in fact a multimillionaire!

  • The lucky winner received congratulations from the store’s employees and customers.

  • Excited, he contacted his spouse to give her the good news.

  • The winner plans to use his winnings to buy a new house and invest.


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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