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Windfall and Misfortunes 

Les Lavigueur, la vraie histoire (original title)
On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly... See full summary »

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5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Pierre Verville ...
 Jean-Guy Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
Patrice Bélanger ...
 Yve Lavigueur / ... (6 episodes, 2008)
Sophie Cadieux ...
 Sylvie Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
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 Louise Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
Dhanaé Audet-Beaulieu ...
 Michel Lavigueur (6 episodes, 2008)
Louis Champagne ...
 Jean-Marie Daudelin, l'oncle souris (6 episodes, 2008)
David Savard ...
 Johnny (6 episodes, 2008)
Marc Beaupré ...
 Ti-Mi (6 episodes, 2008)
Jean-François Gaudet ...
 Gaétan Richard (6 episodes, 2008)
Mireille Thibault ...
 Colette Richard (6 episodes, 2008)
Nicolas Canuel ...
 Sylvain Gamache (5 episodes, 2008)
Roc LaFortune ...
 Frank Lemieux (5 episodes, 2008)
Denis Bernard ...
 Maître Provencher (5 episodes, 2008)
Olivier Aubin ...
 Maître François Léonard (5 episodes, 2008)
Christian Grenier ...
 Roch (5 episodes, 2008)
Monelle Guertin ...
 Mariette (5 episodes, 2008)
Antoine Mongrain ...
 Pete (5 episodes, 2008)
Amélie Simard ...
 Monique (5 episodes, 2008)
...
 Bill McIntyre (5 episodes, 2008)
Normand Carrière ...
 Ti-Paul, serveur taverne (4 episodes, 2008)
Alain Dumas ...
 Luc Paquette (4 episodes, 2008)
Amélie Grenier ...
 Micheline Daudelin Lavigueur (3 episodes, 2008)
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On April 1st, 1986, Jean-Guy Lavigueur, an unemployed blue-collar worker and his family won 7.6 million dollars. At the time, it was the largest amount ever won at Loto-Quebec's 6/49 weekly draws. What should have been the beginning of a fairytale for the family turned rapidly into a nightmare... and their story is the stuff of amazing television drama. Written by Locomotion

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8 January 2008 (Canada)  »

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Based on the true story of the Lavigueur family in Quebec who, in 1986, won the first multi-million lottery jackpot in Canadian history. See more »

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Remade as El Gordo: Una historia verdadera: Episode #1.2 (2010) See more »

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