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Québec 49The $2,000,000 grand prize winner has come forward

Québec 49The $2,000,000 grand prize winner has come forward

Montréal, November 10, 2023 — The Québec 49 grand prize has been won for the third time in two months. This time, Christine Vaitekunas, from Montréal, was the lucky winner in the October 7 draw. She had her ticket checked after hearing that Loto-Québec was searching for the holder of a winning ticket of $2,000,000.



  • When hearing that a Québec 49 prize hadn’t been claimed, Vaitekunas’ spouse spontaneously said that maybe she was the winner.
  • A few minutes later, she asked her husband to check the ticket while running an errand.
  • He immediately called her when he found out the amount of the prize she’d won. Then, they called their close family to tell them the great news.
  • The newly minted multimillionaire is planning to travel to Italy, her husband’s native country, and spend even more quality time with her daughter.


The lucky winner purchased her Québec 49 ticket at Dépanneur Super Sun at 1365 Avenue Dollard in the LaSalle borough of Montréal. The day before this particular Québec 49 draw, i.e., on October 6, Montréal resident Pierre Richer took home the $50,000,000 Lotto Max jackpot with a ticket that had also been purchased in LaSalle at the Super C on Boulevard Champlain.

Christine Vaitekunas

In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: October 7, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Ticket purchase location: Dépanneur Super Sun (1365 Avenue Dollard, LaSalle)

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. Last year, 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.


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Marine Haddadi
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