Montréal, August 18, 2022 — Three Mauricie residents took home major prizes over the past few weeks. Grégoire Houde won $1,000,000 in the July 16 Lotto 6/49 draw, while Jean Marie Meunier and Mireille Hill won $212,221 with Lotto Poker on July 22.
This new millionaire plans to take a dream cruise
- Grégoire Houde has been trying his luck at lottery games for several years. He plays Lotto Max as a group with his sons and plays Lotto 6/49 alone.
- He ended up winning the $1,000,000 Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize.
- With his windfall, Houde says he’ll finally be able to realize one of his dreams, i.e. to take a cruise around Côte-Nord and admire the region’s many splendours.
- The winning ticket was purchased at the Uniprix Marc Dontigny on Boulevard Thibeau in Trois-Rivières. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
- Lottery game: Lotto 6/49
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Guaranteed prize
- Draw date: July 16, 2022
- Winner’s place of residence: Mauricie
- Retailer: Uniprix Marc Dontigny (701 Boulevard Thibeau, Trois-Rivières)
The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
“What a great start to a Friday morning!”
- On his way home one Friday morning, Jean Marie Meunier stopped at a convenience store to do some shopping.
- He took the opportunity to check some of his tickets and play Lotto Poker, a lottery game he enjoys playing because of the progressive jackpot.
- Meunier suddenly heard sounds and saw images appear on the customer display screen. That’s when he realized he’d just won the $212,221 progressive jackpot with a royal flush!
- He’ll be sharing the prize with his spouse, Mireille Hill. The couple say they plan to pay off their car and put the money towards their retirement.
- Lottery game: Lotto Poker with the Plus option
- Prize: $212,221
- Category: Progressive jackpot
- Draw date: July 22, 2022
- Winners’ place of residence: Mauricie
- Retailer: Petro-Canada (2550 Boulevard des Récollets, Trois-Rivières)
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 14, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 69 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.