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Chaudière‑AppalachesFive prizes of $1,000,000 or more won in 2023—and a couple wins $5,000,000 to kick off 2024!

Chaudière‑AppalachesFive prizes of $1,000,000 or more won in 2023—and a couple wins $5,000,000 to kick off 2024!

Montréal, January 16, 2024 – Residents of Chaudière-Appalaches had a successful run with lottery games in 2023: Five prizes of $1,000,000 or more were awarded in the region last year. What’s more, the Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot, worth $5,000,000, was won on December 23 by a selection sold in Saint-Apollinaire and was awarded on January 3! In addition, 21 prizes of $100,000 or more and 72 prizes of $25,000 or more were awarded in the region via Loto-Québec prize claim offices.


Several multimillionaires

  • The year 2023 started with a bang in the region. On January 9, Laurier Lapointe won the grand prize of $1,000 a day for life with Grande Vie, with a ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com. He didn’t hesitate to opt for the lump sum prize of $7,000,000VIDEO (in French).


  • You could say that Dave Lachance, winner of the $5,000,000 Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot, certainly lives up to his name! He discovered his stroke of luck the morning after the July 19 draw by visiting Loto-Québec’s Lotteries app. Mr. Lachance purchased his ticket at the Couche-Tard at 662 Route Bégin in Saint-Anselme: VIDEO (in French).


The year 2023 ended on a high note for Hervé Bédard and Louise Plante Bédard, who also won the $5,000,000 Lotto 6/49 Classic Jackpot in the December 23 draw. After arriving at Loto-Québec, Mr. Bédard confided that he hadn’t been this excited since his wedding day! The local couple, who have been married for 50 years, plan to use their winnings to treat their children and go on fishing trips. The winning ticket was purchased at Brunet pharmacy, which is located on Route 273 in Saint-Apollinaire. The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, or $50,000.

Hervé Bédard and Louise Plante Bédard

The 10 biggest prizes paid out in Québec last year:

  1. $55,000,000 with Lotto Max in November in Estrie
  2. $50,000,000 with Lotto Max in December in Laurentides
  3. $50,000,000 with Lotto Max in October in Montréal
  4. $36,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in February in Lanaudière
  5. $7,000,000 with Grande Vie in January in Chaudière-Appalaches
  6. $5,000,000 with Colossal in June in Montréal and in Estrie
  7. $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in July in Chaudière-Appalaches
  8. $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in June in Montérégie
  9. $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in October in Centre-du-Québec, Laurentides, Montréal and Montérégie
  10. $3,000,000 with Platine in December in Bas-Saint-Laurent


VIDEO (in French) | Here are some of the winners who claimed a prize in 2023: https://youtu.be/kRJrO5oDUdw?si=NThq-Xa4UZtot6bY.


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 2023, it paid out over $1.6 billion in prizes to lottery winners. 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
Public Relations Advisor

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