Another jackpot won in Québec! - Two days after his birthday, a Montréal resident pockets the Lotto 6/49 worth $12,715,949

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.

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 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: Hashtag: #lotoquebec
Snapchat : @loto-quebec


SOURCE Loto-Québec

For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director of Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5130,, ; Information: Danny Racine, Communications Officer, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7101,


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