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Quebec Player Halves Lotto 6/49 CA$7M Jackpot, Lotto MAX Still Swelling

Lottery jackpots have always been a topic of wide discussion across Canada, as they have the capacity to rearrange everything in the winner’s life in a matter of minutes. Quebec is among the provinces that witnessed major windfalls over the past few days, the latest one coming from Lotto 6/49.

Daniel Lavoie of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is now CA$3.5-million richer as a result of the August 7 Lotto 6/49 draw that was his lucky one. Canadians are fond of lottery offerings of various shapes and sizes, as they have grown up with their parents and grandparents purchasing the fortunate pieces of paper.

Regardless whether we are talking about lottery games with two weekly draws or instant scratch tickets, they all bring the same thrill which could eventually make the purchaser a multimillionaire and have them thinking about all the possibilities of a lottery fortune.

Quebec Player Bags CA$3.5M Share

Lotto 6/49 is among the two most popular draw lottery games across the Canadian province, with millions of players participating on a weekly basis and religiously purchasing the tickets.

August 7 brought a Lotto 6/49 draw coming with a CA$7-million prize that was eventually split between the two tickets eligible for it. The numbers drawn at that draw were 05, 08, 09, 19, 28, 31, plus the bonus one 18.

Each of the tickets that matched all six numbers needed forte Main prize was in for the win and the CA$7-million cash pile had to be halved. The Quebec player has already been announced, as he bagged his half of the prize, but for the time being, the second winner has not come forward.

This is projected to happen this Thursday when more details around them would be revealed. In the meantime, we know everything there is to know about the Quebec lucky individual who is now Canada’s newest lotto millionaire. He purchased his ticket at the Couche-Tard convenience store in Chambord ahead of the lucky draw.

Lotto MAX Jackpot Reaches CA$15M

The location where the purchase happened is about to bag one percent of the Main prize share, equating to CA$35,000. Mr. Lavoie was excited to bag his prize together with his mother and his wife, all making plans for the foreseeable future. He said that for the time being he would continue working despite being a millionaire, while looking for the perfect home for his family.

The next regular Lotto 6/49 draw is going to take place on August 14 with an estimated jackpot of CA$7 million. Meanwhile, Lotto MAX remains untouched, as it made it through the latest draw. This Tuesday is about to bring the next regular one, coming with Main prize of CA$15 million.

Last week was a special one for Ontario Lotto MAX fans, as Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced that a single winning ticket worth CA$26 million had been sold in St. Thomas ahead of August 6 regular draw. The winning numbers were 19, 22, 28, 30, 36, 38, 39, plus the bonus one 25 and the winner who had managed to match the needed seven of them has 52 weeks to claim their windfall.