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$2,000,000Chaudière-Appalaches: Mom and son share the Québec 49 jackpot

$2,000,000Chaudière-Appalaches: Mom and son share the Québec 49 jackpot

Montréal, September 9, 2020 – Mariette Pelchat Pelchat and her son Michel Pelchat live in an intergenerational home in Chaudière-Appalaches. On August 22, cries of joy rang out all over the house when they realized that they’d won $2,000,000 in the Québec 49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: August 22, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Super-Soir (3004 Avenue Saint-Augustin, Lévis)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $20,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • Mom and son have been buying lottery tickets together for many years, using numbers representing meaningful event dates.
  • When she heard the results announced on TV, Ms. Pelchat Pelchat mumbled: “That sounds like our numbers!”
  • Michel returned to the convenience store where he'd bought the ticket to confirm that they’d really won the jackpot.
  • Back home, he happily told his spouse about his millionaire status.
  • “You have doubts... it seems unreal. You experience a whole bunch of emotions when that happens,” said the lucky winner.
  • The new millionaires have lots of plans for their winnings, including completing renovations in their intergenerational home.


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 temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. Winners of prizes of $10,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.


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 September 8, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 74 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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