The past few weeks have marked lottery jackpot season for Canadians, as both Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MAX managed to grant substantial main prizes. Loto-Quebec dedicated this week to a very special CA$7-million jackpot that now belongs to a couple from Gatineau.
The ceremony took place at Casino du Lac-Leamy and made Colette Laberge and Mario Lafrenière multimillionaires. Lottery jackpots are able to spice people’s lives, especially if the windfall is unexpected and the player had been hoping to bag it one day.
Lottery is usually referred to as a gaming offering of less problematic nature, unable to cause irreparable financial damage to one’s wallet. This is among the main reasons why many people religiously participate in it and purchase tickets for every single lottery draw.
Lottery Jackpot Bagged by Winners
A couple hailing from Gatineau has been among the avid ticket purchasers and when all is said and done, their passion paid off. July 10 was a special day for the two of them, as this is when the fortunate draw took place.
Such occasions show just how fast one’s life could change – in a matter of seconds, the draw managed to find the matching numbers to their winning ticket. Those were 07, 15, 22, 28, 43, 49, plus the bonus one 45 and the couple had highlighted the six numbers needed for a grand prize claiming.
The jackpot amounted to approximately CA$7 million, making the two of them the happiest people on the premises of the casino venue. Winners revealed that they had purchased the winning ticket at Uniprix Danyel Dessureault, Place de la Cité-des-Jeunes.
Mrs. Laberge was the one that found out their life is about to change while she was at work in the pharmacy. One of the customers told her that Loto-Quebec has issued an announcement that the winning ticket of its most recent draw had been purchased in the Gatineau region. This prompted her to check the ticket in her possession and learn the good news.
Lotto 6/49 Brings More Cash
A mandatory question every lottery winner hears as soon as they bag their prize is related to their plans for the foreseeable future. The two Gatineau residents said that they have already made plans for spending their fortune and their family is also going to benefit from it.
In addition to that, the point of sale, which helped them come closer to the jackpot-winning, Uniprix, is also going to receive a fair share of the overall prize. One percent of the overall jackpot equates to CA$70,000 and this is the cash it is about to bag shortly. Lotto 6/49 has been nothing but generous in the past few weeks, as it could be confirmed by a Nepean retiree.
Richard Sobkowicz from Nepean became eligible for the grand jackpot on July 3 reaching CA$15.8 million. He had purchased the winning ticket at a Petro Canada in Napean and the location quickly became a popular one. June 15 saw another lucky Lotto 6/49 draw coming with a colossal jackpot of CA$29,801,647 that was shared between two winning tickets.