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Lotto 6/49A Lanaudière resident takes home $1,000,000 with a free play he won on lotoquebec.com

Lotto 6/49A Lanaudière resident takes home $1,000,000 with a free play he won on lotoquebec.com

Montréal, May 4, 2022 — Lanaudière resident Claude Veilleux took home the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the April 20 Lotto 6/49 draw with a free play he won on lotoquebec.com. The newly minted millionaire says he plans to make renovations and go on a cruise.


Watch Claude Veilleux receive his $1,000,000 prize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXA8izVVKDA.



  • Veilleux has been playing the same Lotto 6/49 numbers for 30 years.
  • The Lanaudière resident started purchasing his Lotto 6/49 tickets on lotoquebec.com when the pandemic hit. 
  • When he read the email notification that told him he’d won, the lucky winner was stunned to find out that he’d won $1,000,000 with a selection that he didn’t recognize. He had no idea about the guaranteed prize or that its value was so high!
  • What’s more, Veilleux won the $1,000,000 with a free play.
  • He broke the news to his children by giving them each a print-out of that life-changing email notification.
  • Veilleux says he plans to use his windfall to make renovations and take a Caribbean cruise.

In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: April 20, 2022
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Ticket purchased on 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 1, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 35 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided eight lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


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Marine Haddadi
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