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$8,435,999 with a group-play ticket!Five Montérégie families win the Lotto 6/49 jackpot

$8,435,999 with a group-play ticket!Five Montérégie families win the Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Montréal, October 9, 2020 — Five Montérégie families are splitting a whopping $8,435,999 after their group-play ticket won in the September 26 Lotto 6/49 draw. The newly minted millionaires, who are unknown to each other, came to claim their share of the jackpot in accordance with public health guidelines. They all left with big smiles on their faces, and big dreams for the future. Some of these plans include spoiling their loved ones, making home renovations, enjoying their retirement to the fullest, and travelling again once circumstances allow.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49 (with a group-play ticket, split five ways)
  • Prize: $8,435,999
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: September 26, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Place Longueuil kiosk, which is managed by the Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté, a non-profit organization (825 Boulevard Saint-Laurent Ouest, Longueuil)

The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $84,359.

  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal


The winners

  • Réjean Chaput and Thérèse Guillemette
  • Claude Lapointe
  • Gilles Paquette
  • Francine Perron
  • France Roy



“I think about all the people that I’ll be able to spoil and I can’t help but smile!” said winner Francine Perron.


Retailer’s reaction 

“A few of us starting screaming when we got the news. Our reaction was one of sheer happiness. We’re a non-profit and every penny goes a long way, so this $84,359 will allow us to keep up our services,” said Chantale Beaudoin, Executive Director of the Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté. 



A video of the winners is available on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.

Cinq familles de la Montérégie se partagent un gros lot de 8 435 999 $ au Lotto 6/49


An interview with the retailer is available on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.

L’Association de parents de l’enfance en difficulté reçoit une commission de 1 %, soit 84 359 $


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, sending in your prize claim by mail is the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


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. 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. Between January 1 and October 5, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 87 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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