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“I think I’ve won $2,000,000!”An Outaouais resident takes home the Québec 49 jackpot

“I think I’ve won $2,000,000!”An Outaouais resident takes home the Québec 49 jackpot

Montréal, January 31, 2023 — Outaouais resident Benoit Gravelle is the lucky winner of a $2,000,000 lottery jackpot. For the January 7 draw, he bought a Double Jeu 49 ticket, which let him play both Lotto 6/49 and Québec 49, with Extra. And that’s how he won the Québec 49 jackpot! The construction worker plans to use his winnings to buy a house and a truck, treat his loved ones and go on a fishing trip. He also hopes to make it to the Calgary Stampede in the coming years.


VIDEO – Watch the winner tell us his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orHD9Y-NMxI.



  • Benoit Gravelle said he’d been experiencing some great things in the past weeks, and that made him want to try his luck at the lottery.
  • The winner checked his “all-dressed” ticket with the Lotteries mobile app after having left it in his pocket for a few days.
  • “I think I’ve won $2,000,000!” he said to his mother after seeing the Québec 49 results. The young man checked his ticket three times before fully believing the outcome.
  • He describes himself as a simple man and has no plans to change his habits or stop working.


The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur Ja.c.line, located at 301 Rue Laramée in Gatineau. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $20,000.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot (6/ 6)
  • Draw date: January 7, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais
  • Ticket purchase location: Dépanneur Ja.c.line (301 Rue Laramée, Gatineau)

The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $20,000.


Close to $1.5 billion in prizes awarded

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. During the 2021–2022 year, it awarded close to $1.5 billion in prizes to lottery winners—a record for the government corporation. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of the lotoquebec.com website.



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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Head of Press Relations

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