Ever dreamt of waking up in the morning, quitting your job and doing literally whatever you want for the rest of your life, simply because you know you can afford it?

Well that incredible dream has officially come true for not one but two lucky people from Quebec. According to Casino Reports, two ordinary people, just like you and me, have had their lives changed overnight, after they won over CA$1,000,000 playing Lotto 6/49.

Catherine Lemaitre, one of the millionaires, bought the first lucky ticket ahead of the regular draw at the Jean Coutu outlet in Magog. She won big time after the July 17th draw – but she didn’t even realize it at first! We can only imagine the incredible surprise she must have experienced when she found out she had hit the big-time.

The second instant millionaire, Vincent Chamberland-Cliche, is just 24 years old but he’s already set for life, thanks to his big lottery win. He bought the ticket at the Petro-Canada gas station ahead of the August 3rd draw. There’s no question that he’ll remember that date for the rest of his life!

And finally, while Doris Costain from Kamloops, British Columbia did not become a millionaire overnight, she still walked away with a fantastic prize of CA$500,000, which she said she would be using to fund a dream holiday to Ireland. Now that’s a good use of prize money!

How To Play Lotto 6/49

Lotto 6/49 is one of Canada’s three national lottery games. It is administered by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, which brings together Canada’s five main regional lottery corporations. You can read more about lotteries in Canada on this page.

Having been around since 1982, Lotto 6/49 was ground-breaking for its time, since it was the first lottery that let players choose which numbers they wanted to play!

Winning Lotto 6/49 numbers are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. Six numbers are drawn from a set of 49. If a ticket matches all six numbers, the jackpot prize of at least $5,000,000 is won.

A bonus number is also drawn, and if a player’s ticket matches five numbers and the bonus number, the player wins the second prize, which is usually between $100,000 and $500,000.

If the top or second prizes are won by more than one player, they are split amongst them. There are also prizes for people who match even just two numbers! If the top prize is not won, the jackpot

Do People Regularly Become Millionaires With Lotto 6/49?

It happens more often than you would think. While the probability of winning a million dollars in one play is variable – and to be completely honest, not that likely – the odds of winning at least some sort of prize in one play are 1 in 32.3. All things considered, those sound like pretty good odds to us!


The largest Lotto 6/49 jackpot ever won is also the largest single jackpot in Canadian lottery history. It was drawn on October 17th 2015 for a jackpot of $64 million, by a single ticket purchased in Mississauga, Ontario. Now that’s lucky!

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