Go to content

Press release

$6,000,000An online group of four splits the Lotto 6/49 jackpot

$6,000,000An online group of four splits the Lotto 6/49 jackpot

Montréal, August 17, 2021 — Four people who didn’t know each other but joined the same online group won the $6,000,000 Lotto 6/49 jackpot in the July 17 draw! The lucky ticket was a group-play ticket.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49 (with a group-play ticket, split four ways)
  • Prize: $6,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: July 17, 2021
  • Winners’ place of residence: Laurentides, Laval, Montérégie and Montréal
  • The ticket was purchased online.



  • The lucky group owes its existence, and even its name, to Mr. Cyr’s cat. As Mr. Cyr was getting ready to buy the last share of an online group, his cat interrupted him with a little dance on his keyboard.
  • Because the acrobatic performance cost him his spot, Cyr decided to form his own group, which he named The Flying Wallenda in honour of his feline friend.



  • Émile Cyr, from Montréal (group creator)
  • Pierre Grisé, from Montérégie
  • Richard Lafortune, from the Laurentides
  • Hrak Majarian, from Laval


COVID-19: How to claim a prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec’s prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City are open by appointment only to ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $2,000 or more. For this reason, players who’ve won such a prize should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team. Under the current circumstances, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize is still by mail. For more information on prize payment terms and conditions, please visit lotoquebec.com.


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 August 15, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 102 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Brian LeCompte
Public Affairs Advisor

Marilaine Bolduc-Jacob
Communications Advisor

All press releases