Lotto 6/49 Awarded Lots of Hefty Payouts to Players in Quebec During 2019
Lotto 6/49 was the preferred choice for many players both in the province and the country in general, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that many cash payouts eventually found their way to Quebec.
Let’s look back on some of the largest Lotto 6/49 prizes awarded to players in Quebec in 2019. Some were claimed by groups, which is a nice way to enhance the overall experience, while some were taken by couples who’ll use their windfall to invest in their future and the future of their family members.
A couple from Gatineau made the headlines in July after becoming eligible for a staggering jackpot worth a staggering C$7 million. The two were shocked after realizing they were the lucky winner of this Lotto 6/49 prize, which was certain to change their lives. Colette Laberge and Mario Lafreniere claimed their prize at Casino du Lac-Leamy and even took a photo with a giant check.
The draw was held on July 10, 2019, while the lucky numbers for the Quebec couple were 7, 15, 22, 28, 43, 49, as well as the bonus number 45, although the six main numbers were enough for these two to become millionaires. It was later revealed the ticket was purchased Uniprix Danyel Dessureault, Place de la Cité-des-Jeunes.
The said retail located received 1% of this staggering jackpot, which was around C$70,000. This Loto-Quebec rule is meant to motivate retailers across the province to include lottery in their offering. Commenting on their win, the couple spoke about their plans for the future. According to the lucky two explained their plan included several treats for their family members as well.
Even Larger Prizes Were Claimed in 2019
But the list of people from Quebec whose lives were changed thanks to a Lotto 6/49 prize doesn’t end here. Daniel Lavoie won the lottery jackpot worth C$3.5 million at the start of August. Although this was “only” half of the prize awarded on August 7, we doubt the man from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean had any complaints whatsoever.
The draw held on August 7 came with a C$7 million jackpot, which was evenly divided between two winners. The lucky numbers were 5, 8, 9, 19, 28, 31, while the bonus number was 18. Lavoie, who was ecstatic about his win, bought the ticket at a convenience store in Chambord, a couple of days before the draw.
The Couche-Tard store where the winning ticket was purchased also received 1% of the total payout, which in this was C$35,000. In a statement given after claiming his prize, the lucky winner said he didn’t plan to quit his job – at least not at the moment. Speaking about his plans, he stated was going to buy a new house for his family.
We look forward to seeing new winners in 2020, as you can be sure Lotto 6/49 has plenty in store for lucky lottery players across Quebec.