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$1,000,000A Lanaudière woman plans to retire after winning the guaranteed Lotto 6/49 prize

$1,000,000A Lanaudière woman plans to retire after winning the guaranteed Lotto 6/49 prize

Montréal, October 28, 2020 — Lanaudière resident Paméla St-Jean took home the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the October 14 Lotto 6/49 draw. The newly minted millionaire says she plans to use her windfall to retire, buy a new car and spoil her loved ones.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: October 14, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Métro Marché Saint-Gabriel (160 Rue Saint-Gabriel, Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Paméla checked her ticket at her same retailer she always goes to.
  • She got quite the start when she learnt that she’d won $1,000,000, i.e. the Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize.
  • The winner, who has never taken a summer off due to the nature of her work, says she plans to retire and enjoy next summer to the fullest.
  • She also plans to spoil her loved ones and buy a new car.


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, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. 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 26, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 92 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 12 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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