Montréal, May 21, 2021 — Rénald Fournier has been playing Lotto 6/49 with the same “lucky numbers” for the past 20 years. However, thanks to a quick-pick selection made up of numbers selected at random, the Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident won the guaranteed prize of $1,000,000 on May 5.
- Lottery game: Lotto 6/49
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Guaranteed prize
- Draw date: May 5, 2021
- Winner’s place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
- Retailer: Provigo (100 Rue des Oblats Nord, Ville-Marie)
- The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
- Rénald found out he’d won a whopping $1,000,000 when he went to check his ticket at a retailer.
- The store employee had to tell Rénald three times that he’d won before it started sinking in.
- When he claimed his prize, the lucky winner still couldn’t quite believe just how much money he’d pocketed at the lottery. He said he’d firmly believe it once the cheque was in his hands.
- With his winnings, Rénald says he plans to buy a new pickup truck.
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.
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 to winners. 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.