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A Formule groupe $1,000,000 Lotto 6/49 winA convenience store in Quebec City sold 10 winning tickets

A Formule groupe $1,000,000 Lotto 6/49 winA convenience store in Quebec City sold 10 winning tickets

Montréal, October 26, 2023 — A group won the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize in the October 4 Lotto 6/49 draw with their Formule groupe tickets purchased at the Place l’Ormière shopping centre in Quebec City. The 11 winners, all of whom reside in the Capitale-Nationale area, share the prize’s 10 shares of $100,000.


Guy Gingras (one share of $100,000) – A fan of Formule groupe, Gingras first wanted to buy a group play share for the Lotto Max draw, but all groups were full. So, he chose Lotto 6/49 instead. When he checked his ticket on his computer the next day, he got quite a surprise. “That was a lot of zeros!” Gingras wants to use his win to spoil his children.


Irène Pruneau (one share of $100,000) – Pruneau got the great news when she had her ticket validated at a retailer the day after the draw. “I was weak at the knees!” She plans to use her windfall to purchase a new car.


Denis Julien (one share of $100,000) – Julien purchases Lotto 6/49 tickets regularly. He decided to stray from his usual purchase by also getting a Formule group ticket for the October 4 draw. Julien was emotional when the retailer told him he’d won. “I realized that I now benefited from good financial security!”


Réjean Gaudreault and Carmelle Carré (one share of $100,000 split two ways) – Gaudreault and Carré frequently purchase Formule groupe tickets together. Gaudreault was the one who discovered their win when he checked the ticket using the Lotteries app. He then called his spouse to tell her the good news. She could hardly believe it!


Ginette and Josée Doré (one share of $100,000 split two ways) – The Doré sisters regularly play the lottery together. They especially like Formule groupe tickets. Ginette was the one who first learned the news when she checked their ticket using the self-serve ticket checker. She immediately contacted her sister to tell her they had just won $100,000!


Sylvain Rhéaume (one share of $100,000) – Rhéaume had his ticket checked while shopping at the grocery store. The cashier informed him he’d won $100,000. He immediately called his daughter to share the great news. Rhéaume plans to purchase a new truck.


Jean-Claude St-Pierre (two shares of $100,000) – St-Pierre remained calm when he learned about his two wins. He asked his wife to sit down before telling her he’d won $200,000. St-Pierre will take some time to think about what he wants to do with his windfall.


Jean-Paul Rock (one share of $100,000) – Rock is a long-time lottery fan. He discovered he’d won when checking his ticket on his tablet. His wife couldn’t believe their luck! Rock will be using the prize money to renovate the house.


Jean-Charles Simard (one share of $100,000) – Simard initially checked his ticket using the self-serve ticket checker. Then, he asked the retailer to confirm his win. Once he was sure he’d won, he returned home to share the great news with his wife and son, who was visiting. The couple plans to use part of the win to spoil themselves.

In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto 6/49, Formule groupe (group play)
  • Prize: $1,000,000 (10 shares of $100,000)
  • Category: Guaranteed prize (white ball)
  • Draw date: October 4, 2023
  • Winners’ place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Ticket purchase location: Dépanneur N.C. (9550 Boulevard de l’Ormière, Quebec City)

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


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 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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Marianne Brault
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