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$2,000,000A Montérégie resident wins the Québec 49 top prize

$2,000,000A Montérégie resident wins the Québec 49 top prize

Montréal, October 5, 2023 — Montérégie resident Mélanie Guay won the $2,000,000 top prize in the August 30 Québec 49 draw. Since she and her spouse had recently been on a lucky streak, she asked him to buy her a lottery ticket. The retailer offered her spouse a Lotto 6/49 ticket “with all the trimmings,” as it also included a play for Québec 49 and Extra. It was a fortunate decision because the Québec 49 selection had all the winning numbers!


A few days later, when Guay checked her lotto ticket using the Lotteries app on her phone, she was shocked to see $2,000,000 appear on her screen. “Wait, it’s not just $2?” She asked aloud. She then closed the app, reopened it, rechecked her ticket, and saw the $2,000,000 reappear! The lucky winner says she plans to invest her windfall in real estate.


The winning ticket was purchased at the Dépanneur Beau-Soir on Rue Lucien-Chénier in Farnham.


Two weeks earlier, another Québec 49 player—Lanaudière resident Patsy Lefebvre—won the $2,000,000 top prize in the August 16 draw!


In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Top prize (6/6)
  • Draw date: August 30, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Ticket purchase location: Dépanneur Beau-Soir (835 Rue Lucien-Chénier, Farnham)

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

Mélanie Guay

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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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

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