Quebec woman wins $1 million in lotto draw after buying ticket from daughter’s store

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CMEDIA: A Quebec woman reportedly has won $1 million in a Lotto 6/49 draw after buying a ticket from her daughter’s convenience store.

Denise Belanger, from Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Que. picked up a ticket at her daughter’s Depanneur Métabetchouan in Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, around 225 kilometres north of Quebec City.

After having played the same lotto numbers for 35 years, she discovered on the May 4 draw that she won the prize.

With her plans to help her daughter build a new house and buy her son a truck, according to a Loto-Quebec news release, she also plans to put away some money for her grandchildren’s education.

$10,000 (one per cent) of the winnings will go towards Her daughter’s store.

The store Loto-Quebec was reported saying that Patrice Guerin bought a ticket there in 2023 that won a $2 million jackpot in the 20 x Supreme lottery.

Roger Larouche won $1 million in June 2021, after purchasing an Extra lottery from a ticket purchased at the store.

“In recent weeks, Quebec has seen several new lottery millionaires. Residents of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region have also been lucky. More than 45 winners from this region received prizes of $25,000 or more last year,” said Loto-Quebec executive vice president Isabelle Jean.