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Lottery GamesLucky December for some Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean residents

Lottery GamesLucky December for some Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean residents

Montréal, December 28, 2023 — December was exceptionally happy this year for Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean residents Aline Bouchard and Nicolas Dufour-Boies as they both pocketed lottery prizes! Bouchard took home the top prize of $1,000 a week for life with a Gagnant à vie scratch ticket she purchased in Jonquière, whereas Dufour-Boies won a $75,000 prize with a Québec 49 play on a Lotto 6/49 ticket he purchased in Saint-Honoré-de-Chicoutimi.


Now a millionaire thanks to a scratch ticket

Lady Luck smiled upon Aline Bouchard during the holidays. She took home one of the Gagnant à vie top prizes with a ticket she purchased at the Couche-Tard on Rue Saint-Hubert in Jonquière. After scratching her ticket, she told her husband of 55 years, “Come take a look, something weird’s going on with my ticket!” Her husband checked the ticket online and confirmed that she had won $1,000 a week for life. She then screamed for joy and shared the great news with her daughter. The lucky winner decided to opt for the $1,000,000 lump sum. She said she wanted to use her windfall to make others happy and contribute to their well-being. She plans to spoil her daughter and open education savings plans for her grandchildren.


VIDEO | Watch Aline Bouchard tell her story: https://youtu.be/COjOqQfp4ZE?si=076OzzuUJ6mpwG_t


You should play Lotto 6/49—and add Québec 49!

Nicolas Dufour-Boies, a young man from the area, pocketed $75,000. He had run some errands at the Maestro convenience store in Saint-Honoré-de-Chicoutimi. He saw his bill totalled $19.19 and thought of the You should play Lotto 6/49 ad. So he purchased a ticket for the December 6 draw, adding a Québec 49 play that won him the big bucks! Dufour-Boies plans to use this tidy sum to put a down payment on a property. His other dream is to purchase a snowmobile.


Nicolas Dufour-Boies

In summary


Aline Bouchard’s win

  • Lottery game: Gagnant à vie
  • Prize: $1,000 a week for life (lump sum prize of $1,000,000)
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Ticket purchase location: Couche-Tard (2484 Rue Saint-Hubert, Jonquière)

The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


Nicolas Dufour-Boies’s win

  • Lottery game: Québec 49
  • Prize: $75,000
  • Category: 5/6+C
  • Draw date: December 6, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Ticket purchase location: Maestro convenience store (571 Rue de l’Aéroport, Saint-Honoré-de-Chicoutimi)


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Marine Haddadi
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