$25,000,000 and $1,000,000 - A double play at Lotto 6/49!

MONTRÉAL, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Gatineau scored a double play at the January 21 Lotto 6/49 draw: four Lachance siblings won the $25,000,000 jackpot, while Stéphanie Boucher Lacroix and Louis Laroche took home the guaranteed $1,000,000 prize.


Summary for the Lachance family

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $25,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Odds of winning the jackpot: 1 in 13,983,816
  • Draw date: January 21, 2017
  • Winners' place of residence: Laurentides, Montréal and Outaouais
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (882 Boulevard Saint-René West, Gatineau)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $250,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal


Summary for the Boucher Lacroix and Laroche couple

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: guaranteed prize
  • Odds of winning the guaranteed prize: Variable according to the total number of Guaranteed Prize Draw Selections issued for that draw
  • Draw date: January 21, 2017
  • Winners' place of residence: Outaouais
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (465 Chemin Vanier, Gatineau)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau


A name destined for good luck

  • Marc Lachance has a name that is predestined for good luck as, thanks to his Lotto 6/49 ticket, he is sharing the $25 million jackpot with his brother Alain Lachance and sisters, Geneviève and Christine Lachance.
  • Marc went to his retailer to check the results of the draw, but it was only later in the day that he realized he had the winning jackpot combination.
  • His sister Christine was visiting their mother in Gatineau and jokingly said: "Hey! You need to check your ticket. If we win, I need to find someone to replace me at work!"
  • When Marc said their ticket was a winner, Christine didn't believe him. "There was a lot of emotion in his voice. In the end, it wasn't a joke!"
  • Marc was dumbstruck when he saw the results were practically identical to the numbers on his ticket.
  • Astonishment was replaced with euphoria when he contacted his brother and two sisters.
  • They are all millionaires now and will surely make many of their dreams come true.

A story that started off badly but ended well

  • A day of bad luck: Louis Laroche returned from work with a dislocated shoulder.
  • When his wife went to the convenience store that evening, the clerk asked her if she would like a Lotto 6/49 ticket. "I told him that we would sure like to win the lottery right now!"
  • That evening before going to bed, the couple's morale was quite low with Mr. Laroche being on sick leave for a good while.
  • The day after the draw, Ms. Boucher Lacroix gave the ticket to her spouse, saying: "With this kind of bad luck, it's time for us to win!"
  • Mr. Laroche checked the ticket using the Lotteries mobile app.
  • Ms. Boucher Lacroix then heard her spouse fall to his knees, crying. He kept repeating: "The million, the million!"
  • Not taking time to change out of their pyjamas, they went to the convenience store to confirm the win. No doubt about it, they were now millionaires!
  • Even several days after the amazing discovery, the happy winner still does not believe his luck!

Quebecers riding a wave of luck

  • Quebecers have been particularly lucky at Lotto 6/49 of late. In addition to the 25-million-dollar jackpot of January 21, three other jackpots were won in the province: a $5-million win in Montérégie, $4.9 million in Montréal, and another $12.4 million in the Outaouais.
  • Launched in October, the new Grande Vie lottery gave up its first grand prize to a Quebecer. On December 26, a Montrealer won the impressive $1,000 per day for life annuity. She chose the associated $7,000,000 lump sum.
  • A group of 28 winners held the 20 shares of a $60 million jackpot won in the January 6 Lotto Max draw.

Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments
Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec's Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. See details on Loto-Québec's website.

About Loto-Québec
Loto-Québec's mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. From January 1 to December 31, 2016, a record 104 prizes worth $1 million or more were won in Québec.

Lotteries site: loteries.lotoquebec.com

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SOURCE Loto-Québec

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For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5130, patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com, twitter.com/patricelavoie; Information: Danny Racine, Communications Officer, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7101, danny.racine@loto-quebec.com


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