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Loto-Québec produces two instant millionaires and two other major prize winners in Laval

Loto-Québec produces two instant millionaires and two other major prize winners in Laval

Montréal, September 30, 2021 – In recent weeks, Loto-Québec has awarded two $1,000,000 prizes, one $375,000 prize and one $100,000 prize to residents of Laval. These four lucky winners took home a total of $2,475,000 playing the Lotto 6/49, Banco and Québec Max.

 

Adelino Mendonca: $1,000,000 – Lotto 6/49

Adelino quickly went from disappointment to elation when he checked his selections for the September 18 Lotto 6/49 draw. At first, he was disheartened because his ticket had only one of the winning numbers. But then he was overjoyed when he realized the winning numbers for the guaranteed prize matched those on his ticket. The winner rushed to get his ticket validated before sharing the news with his wife. But he wanted to save the surprise for his two children, with whom he plans to share his winnings. He also wants to treat himself to a new car.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: September 18, 2021
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Bellerose (84 Boulevard Bellerose Est, Laval)

The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.

 

Carmelina Moscato: $1,000,000 – Lotto 6/49

Carmelina checked the results of the August 28 Lotto 6/49 draw twice before realizing she had won $1,000,000. On the night of the draw, she took a look at the results on lotoquebec.com. Then she went to bed, thinking she hadn’t won anything. The next morning, when she checked again, she noticed that the winning numbers of the guaranteed prize looked familiar. Indeed, they matched the ones on her ticket. When she checked her profile on the gaming website, she discovered she was in fact a millionaire. The winner chose to share her prize with a few friends.

 

In summary

  • Lottery Lotto 6/49 (ticket purchased online at lotoquebec.com)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: August 28, 2021

 

Mathieu Beaudoin: $375,000 – Banco

When Mathieu learned that a member of his family had won a prize with Banco, he decided to try his luck with this lottery too. He won $375,000 with the ticket he bought for the August 20 draw. The winner chose an 8-number wager and saw his prize triple thanks to the Turbo option. He plans to use his winnings to buy a house and a car, and to make some investments.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Banco
  • Prize: $375,000
  • Category: 8/8, $5 wager with Turbo x 3
  • Draw date: August 20, 2021
  • Retailer: Canadian Tire (1454 Boulevard Le Corbusier, Laval)

 

Pek Ya Mom: $100,000 – Québec Max

Pek Ya thought he had won a free play for the August 20 Québec Max draw, with quick play. But when he went to validate his ticket, he saw so many zeros on the terminal screen that he couldn’t count them at first glance. The winner grabbed for his cell phone to check his ticket again, this time using the Lotteries app. Pek Ya intends to use his $100,000 prize to pay for the home renovations he was planning.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $100,000
  • Category: 6/7+C
  • Draw date: August 20, 2021
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (40 Boulevard des Laurentides, 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. Winning ticket holders are invited to contact customer service. 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 September 26, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 115 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 17 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.

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