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“I feel like a rock star!”$2,000,000 Québec 49 grand prize won in Outaouais

“I feel like a rock star!”$2,000,000 Québec 49 grand prize won in Outaouais

Montréal, June 9, 2023 — “I feel like a rock star!” said Outaouais resident Robert Lavigne upon receiving his cheque for $2,000,000 at the Casino du Lac-Leamy. It was at the Magasin Général in Gatineau that Lavigne made his lucky purchase for the April 29 Québec 49 draw.


VIDEO | Watch Robert Lavigne tells us his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZUv8TuuYWA.



  • When Lavigne checked the winning combination for Québec 49, he could hardly believe his luck. He double-checked the numbers three times. He then rushed to tell his wife the news, who also had to be convinced that it was real!
  • With their $2,000,000 windfall, Lavigne hopes that his wife will be able to retire earlier.
  • Apart from that, he says he’ll take some time to think about what they’ll do with the money, but says they plan to treat themselves! “For once, we’re going to celebrate!” he said, adding that he’s had to work hard all his life.


Coincidentally, another Outaouais resident, Benoit Gravelle, won the Québec 49 grand prize on January 7 with a ticket purchased in the same city.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: April 29, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais
  • Ticket purchase location: Le Magasin Général (548 Chemin Aylmer, Gatineau)

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


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 tickets 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.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Head of Press Relations

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