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$4,246,561 A Montérégie man wins half of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot!

$4,246,561 A Montérégie man wins half of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot!

Montréal, February 9, 2021 — The day after the January 23 Lotto 6/49 draw, Jean Douville was checking his numbers one by one. When he saw that he had all the numbers in the winning combination, it sunk in that he was now $4,246,561 richer!


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $4,246,561
  • Category: Jackpot (shared)
  • Draw date: January 23, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Uniprix (1445 Avenue Victoria, Saint-Lambert)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $42,465.



  • Jean enjoys playing Double Jeu 49 with Extra.
  • He was able to get confirmation online at lotoquebec.com that, with his ticket, he was one of the two winners of the Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
  • He says that his greatest joy is being able to share his winnings with his children.
  • He says he also wants to congratulate the person who won the second share of the jackpot. The person is a resident of British Columbia and won the same amount as Jean.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec is urging ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $10,000 or more to contact its customer service team. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is 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. In 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 108 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 16 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Marilaine Bolduc-Jacob
Communications Advisor

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