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$5,000,000Lady Luck casts her smile upon a Chaudière-Appalaches resident

$5,000,000Lady Luck casts her smile upon a Chaudière-Appalaches resident

Montréal, August 3, 2023 — Dave Lachance is a very lucky man! The Chaudière-Appalaches resident took home the $5,000,000 Classic jackpot in the July 19 Lotto 6/49 draw. Lachance checked his ticket on the Loto-Québec mobile app early the day after the draw. He broke the good news to his spouse and the couple immediately headed over to the convenience store to have the ticket validated. “The terminal didn’t make its usual sound!” said the lucky winner when he claimed his prize.


Lachance’s plans for the future include investing his windfall and taking the family’s summer vacation up a notch or two!


Video – Watch the winner tell us his story:  youtu.be/vgw3xCiWvag.

A version for the media, without background music, is available here: youtu.be/_u2_BzIumQE.



  • Dave Lachance went to the convenience store and bought a Lotto 6/49 ticket for that evening’s draw, opting for the quick-pick selection.
  • He usually forgets to check his tickets until a few days after the draw. This time, though, he put the ticket on his fridge when he returned home. “I didn’t want to forget to check it!”
  • A few days after the draw, the new multimillionaire and his spouse shared the great news with their loved ones during a birthday gathering.


The winning ticket was purchased at the Couche-Tard at 662 Route Bégin in Saint-Anselme. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $50,000.

Dave Lachance

In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $5,000,000
  • Category: Classic Jackpot
  • Draw date: July 19, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Ticket purchase location: Couche-Tard (662 Route Bégin, Saint-Anselme)


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. In 2022, it paid out 120 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


Annick St-Denis
Corporate Communications Director

Elise Paquet-Morin
Conseillère en communication
Loto-Québec et ses filiales
514 285-2929, poste 120-2250

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