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$1,000,000A new millionaire in Abitibi-Témiscamingue thanks to Extra

$1,000,000A new millionaire in Abitibi-Témiscamingue thanks to Extra

Montréal, September 26, 2017 – Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Jean-Claude Rémillard certainly has no regrets about saying yes to Extra, as he walked away with the million-dollar grand prize at the draw of August 31!



  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: August 31, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Rachel Roy (37, rue Ontario, Notre-Dame-du-Nord)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Rémillard does not often purchase lottery tickets.
  • At the end of August, he tried his luck at the lottery Grande Vie and said yes when asked if he wanted to include Extra.
  • When he validated his ticket, the retailer told him the good news: he has won Extra’s $1,000,000 grand prize.
  • “This is a good thing,” he declared when he received his cheque.
  • Among his plans: the purchase of a new home, increase his herd of wild boar and take a trip to Hawaii.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. From January 1 to September 26, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 86 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 104 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 24 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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