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$1,000,000Montérégie woman becomes a millionaire with Lotto 6/49

$1,000,000Montérégie woman becomes a millionaire with Lotto 6/49

Montréal, May 12, 2021 — Jeannine Charron Gilbert, who lives in Montérégie, took home the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the April 7 Lotto 6/49 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: April 7, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: IGA (530 Boulevard Cadieux, Beauharnois)



  • Jeannine has been playing Lotto 6/49 with the same numbers for a long time.
  • Her lucky numbers represent dates that have a special significance to her.
  • She was pleasantly surprised to see that she had all the numbers for the $1,000,000 guaranteed prize.
  • The lucky winner had promised herself that if one day she scored a major lottery win, she’d share the prize with her two sons.
  • She says she’s going to take some time to think about how she’ll spend the money before making plans.


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 of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec is urging ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $25,000 or more to contact its customer service team. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $25,000 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. Between January 1 and May 9, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 51 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided nine lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


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Brian LeCompte
Public Affairs Advisor

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