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LanaudièreEight prizes of $1,000,000 or more won in 2023—and a new winner to kick off 2024!

LanaudièreEight prizes of $1,000,000 or more won in 2023—and a new winner to kick off 2024!

Montréal, January 19, 2024 – Lanaudière residents had a hot hand with lottery games this past year. Eight prizes of $1,000,000 or more were awarded in the region, along with 32 cheques for $100,000 or more and 106 cheques for $25,000 or more. 2024 is also shaping up nicely for folks in Lanaudière: Local resident Jérémie Guernon has already won $1,000 a week for life with a Gagnant à Vie scratch ticket.


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


New winners

  • One of the Lanaudière winners, Carl Gilbert, claimed the $1,000,000 prize he won in the November 15 Lotto 6/49 draw at the end of 2023. He realized the ticket he’d been packing around in his wallet all that time was a winner by checking it on the Lotteries app. He’d purchased the lucky ticket at the Marché Tradition in Crabtree.


  • Jérémie Guernon was Lanaudière’s first resident to win big in a lottery game in 2024. The 40-something landed the grand prize of $1,000 a week for life on January 9 with a Gagnant à Vie ticket purchased at the Proxi Extra in Saint-Calixte but he chose to receive the annuity of $1,000 a week for life. For him, it was about financial security. Either way, now he can spoil himself day in and day out!

Jérémie Guernon

2023 highlights


The 10 biggest prizes paid out during the 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 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, the Laurentides, Montréal and Montérégie
  10. $3,000,000 with Platine in December in Bas-Saint-Laurent



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 $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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Marianne Brault
Public Relations Advisor

Marine Haddadi
Public Relations Advisor

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