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Three new millionaires in Laval!Gagnant à vie, Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max crown winners

Three new millionaires in Laval!Gagnant à vie, Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max crown winners

Montréal, April 25, 2022 – Three Laval residents recently had a stroke of luck—and became millionaires! Albertine Drysdale took home one of Gagnant à vie’s coveted top prizes of $1,000 a week for life, while René Boisvert nabbed the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the March 26 Lotto 6/49 draw with a free play he won on lotoquebec.com. As for Eugene Francoeur, he won a Maxmillions prize worth $1,000,000 in the April 1 Lotto Max draw.

She became a millionaire with Gagnant à vie
 

  • Albertine Drysdale only buys Gagnant à vie tickets on occasion.
  • It was the $4 edition of the scratch ticket that won her the $1,000 a week for life annuity.
  • The lucky winner decided to opt for the $1,000,000 lump sum prize instead.
  • Albertine was very composed when she came to pick up her cheque at Loto-Québec’s office, and told us she intends to invest the money and spoil her loved ones.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Jean Coutu pharmacy located at 1859 Boulevard René-Laennec, in Laval. The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, i.e. $10,000.

In summary

  • Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (lump sum prize of $1,000,000)
  • Category: Top prize
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: PJC - Jean Coutu (1859 Boulevard René-Laennec, Laval)

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

 

He pocketed $1,000,000 with a free play he won online

 

  • René Boisvert has a lottery subscription at lotoquebec.com. Back in the day, he was subscribed to Lotomatique!
  • René typically always picks him own numbers. However, when he won a free play, he decided to opt for a quick-pick selection, and it won him the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the Lotto 6/49 draw!
  • It was 7:30 in the morning when the Laval resident was checking his emails and found out about his win. He quickly went over to his wife, who was drinking her morning coffee, to show her the email... And told her she needed to stay seated!
  • The lucky winner says he’ll use his windfall to spoil his children and hopes to travel soon.

The winning ticket was purchased on lotoquebec.com.

In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: March 26, 2022
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com

 

He won a Maxmillions prize on April Fool’s Day

 

  • It happened to be April Fool’s Day when Eugene Francoeur won Lotto Max and took home a Maxmillions prize worth $1,000,000.
  • On that day, the Lotto Max jackpot had reached $70,000,000 and 40 Maxmillions prizes were up for grabs.
  • Across Canada, 12 Maxmillions were won by 18 lucky winners, and Francoeur was one of them!

The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur du Coin 780 on Avenue de la Renaissance in Laval. The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, i.e. $10,000.

In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: April 1, 2022
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: Dépanneur du Coin 780 (4550 Avenue de la Renaissance, Laval)

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

 

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 April 17, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 31 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided seven lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.

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