Jean-Guy Lavigueur

 

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: French-Canadian famed lottery winner and onetime multimillionaire considered as one of Quebec's most famous instant millionaires who had made national headlines in Canada along with his family after winning a lottery jackpot of $7 million in 1986, which was then the largest prize ever given by Lotto 6/49 and whose family had became entrenched in the Quebec popular culture for decades due to their longstanding dispute, judicial trials and other personal troubles that tore apart the family which dissipated its fortune, but who later moved into anonymity throughout his life to escape constant attention from the mainstream media.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from emphysema

 

Born: 1935

 

Died: November 26, 2000

 

Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada