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$1,000,000 Banco spécial: A new millionaire in Montréal

$1,000,000 Banco spécial: A new millionaire in Montréal

Montréal, August 6, 2018 – Montréal resident Wayne McKerness pockets $1,000,000 at the August 1 draw of Banco spécial.


In short

  • Lottery: Banco spécial
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: 15/20
  • Draw date: August 1, 2018
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Soleil (3501 Rue Evelyn, Verdun)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. McKerness has been replaying the same numbers at Banco special for about two years.
  • He keeps his tickets on the fridge and checks them using Loto-Québec’s mobile application.
  • That’s how he found out, the day after the draw, that his life had changed forever!
  • He immediately told his spouse the good news. They had a hard time keeping the secret to themselves during dinner with friends that same night.
  • The new millionaire plans on buying a condo, but he doesn’t want to go overboard.


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 July 31, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 93 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 79 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 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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