MONTRÉAL, May 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Two days after his birthday, Montréal resident Enzo Di Gneo becomes a millionaire by winning the Lotto 6/49 jackpot of $12,715,949 at the draw of May 24.
- Lottery: Lotto 6/49
- Prize won: $12,715,949
- Draw date: May 24, 2017
- Winner's place of residence: Montréal
- Retailer: Dépanneur Ranger (12251 Rue Ranger, Montréal)
- The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $127,159.
- Claim centre: Loto-Québec's head office in Montréal
- Enzo Di Gneo always checks the results before going to bed, but this time, he fell asleep before they were posted on the lotteries website.
- He only learned of his good fortune when seeing the winning selection on Thursday morning.
- He immediately informed his spouse of the news.
- She checked the ticket using the app on her phone and saw they had won $12,715,949.
- Mr. Di Gneo has replayed the same selection at every draw since 1994. The numbers represent the birthdays of his loved ones.
- He always knew that he would win one day and that his photo would be posted on the lotteries website.
- He has yet to make any specific plans, and because he is self-employed, he won't be saying "Bye, bye, boss!"
- He intends to keep working in the family business, which has been in existence for some forty years.
- "This is without a doubt the best birthday gift ever!" said Mr. Di Gneo.
- "I can't explain it, but I had the feeling that I was going to win the jackpot in 2017. I'll definitely be pampering my loved ones."
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.
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 May 25, 2017, Loto-Québec has awarded 63 prizes worth $1 million or more, for a total of 82 new millionaires. Thanks to the lotteries Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie, 15 lucky winners walked away with a lifetime annuity or a lump sum.
Lotteries site: loteries.lotoquebec.com
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For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director of Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5130, [email protected], twitter.com/patricelavoie ; Information: Danny Racine, Communications Officer, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7101, [email protected]