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$2,000,000 with Québec 49A Lanaudière resident finds out she won in the middle of a meeting!

$2,000,000 with Québec 49A Lanaudière resident finds out she won in the middle of a meeting!

Montréal, September 8, 2023 — “I can’t believe I’m here!” were Patsy Lefebvre’s first words as she entered the winners’ lounge at Loto-Québec’s Montréal head office on August 18. Just the day before, the Lanaudière resident got the shock of her life when she got the phone call telling her she’d won the $2,000,000 top prize in the August 16 Québec 49 draw with a ticket she’d purchased on lotoquebec.com! Excited and delighted to have won, the new multimillionaire says she plans to use her windfall to go on a family trip and move. Lefebvre added that she kicked off her celebrations with a nice bottle of wine!



  • After pocketing a cool $20 online on lotoquebec.com, Lefebvre decided to play Double Jeu 49 and opt for a quick-pick selection.
  • While in the middle of her purchase, she told her spouse: “This time, I hope the amount I win has more zeros!” 
  • The next day, while in a meeting, she noticed that she had two missed calls from Loto-Québec. Since she hadn’t yet checked her lotoquebec.com account to see if she’d won, she wondered what the calls were about. She then excused herself from her meeting to return the call.
  • Thinking that she’d won just a small amount at first, she couldn’t hold back the tears when she learned that she’d actually won the $2,000,0000 Québec 49 grand prize! The Loto-Québec rep invited her to go and check the information related to her win, which was already in her online account.
  • After sharing the good news with her spouse, Lefebvre got on a video call with her three children. “Hope you have your passports ready, ‘cos we’re going away for Christmas!” she cried out.

Patsy Lefebvre

In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec 49
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: August 16, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com


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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