Last chance: Loto-Québec is looking for a millionaire in Montréal

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The deadline for claiming a winning million dollar Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in Dorval is coming up soon. On March 19, 2017, i.e. one year from the draw date, will be the last day to claim the prize.

On December 29, 2016, after Loto-Québec's last reminder, Serge Ouimet and Timmy Nepton-Ouimet, father and son from the Laurentians, went to the Corporation's headquarters with the winning ticket they has just discovered. They returned home with a cheque for $1 million, won in the January 27, 2016, Extra draw, i.e. 11 months later!

Another big prize, the $1 million Extra in the September 2, 2016, draw is still waiting to be claimed. The ticket was purchased in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. 

About the unclaimed prizes

Product name: Lotto 6/49
Draw date: March 19, 2016
Unclaimed amount: $1,000,000
Administrative region: Montréal
Winning number: 72556217-04
Claim deadline: March 20, 2017

Product name: Extra
Draw date: September 2, 2016
Unclaimed amount: $1,000,000
Administrative region: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Winning number: 6191960
Claim deadline: September 4, 2017

How to claim a prize

  • Winning ticket holders must contact Loto-Québec's customer service at 1-866-611-5686 to make an appointment to claim their prize at a Loto-Québec Winner's Payout Centre, either at head offices in Montréal or Québec City, at the Québec City or Trois-Rivières gaming hall, the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant by 4:30 p.m. within one year of the draw date.

Unclaimed prizes: More information

  • Loto-Québec systematically informs lottery ticket buyers when a $1 million or more prize has not been claimed.
  • When such a prize is not claimed within approximately one month of the draw, Loto-Québec issues a first press release.
  • If the prize remains unclaimed, other press releases are issued as needed before the claim deadline.
  • In addition, a page listing unclaimed prizes worth $1 million or more is displayed on Loto‑Québec's Lotteries website.
  • Any unclaimed prizes are redistributed to players in the form of bonus prizes and special draws.

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.


Lotteries site: Hashtag: #lotoquebec


SOURCE Loto-Québec

For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director, 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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