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100 $ ULTIMEThirteen million-dollar winners or groups of winners have already come forward!

100 $ ULTIMEThirteen million-dollar winners or groups of winners have already come forward!

Montréal, April 10, 2018 – Just three business days after the draws for the popular 100 $ ULTIME lottery, ten winners or groups of winners have come in to claim their $1,000,000. Three more have scheduled appointments to come to Loto-Québec’s offices to pick up their cheque in the coming days.


  • The winners who are claiming or are about to claim their million come from a variety of regions, including Chaudière-Appalaches, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Laval, Montréal and Outaouais.

  • Many winners had purchased their ticket with another person or in a group.

  • Winners who have yet come forward will have one year to claim their $1 million.

  • Retailers who sold the lucky tickets will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.



Here are the happy winners who received their cheque today. Loto-Québec will be meeting others next week.

Dominique Desautels, Laurentides

  • This Laurentian woman was sure she had won that she purchased a bottle of champagne beforehand and settled in to watch a film with a fire in the fireplace.

  • During a commercial, she had a look at the numbers, and the first number drawn was hers!

  • “We are millionaires!” she exclaimed to her spouse.

  • Plans: Investments

  • Retailler: IGA Extra (2635 Boulevard du Curé-Labelle, Prévost)


Raymond Malo and Bernard Perrault, Lanaudière

  • These two lifelong friends pocketed a million-dollar prize!

  • Mr. Malo realized they had won when looking at the results on the Internet the day after the draw.

  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (645 Rue de la Visitation, Saint-Charles-Borromée)


Group of five, Lanaudière, Laurentides and Montréal

  • Last year, these five co-workers were unable to get their hands on a ticket, but this year, they got a head start.

  • They came to collect their million in a limo!

  • When they all realized, individually, that they had won, they all began calling one another.

  • “Can it really be true?!” they immediately asked themselves.

  • Plans: Buying a first house, travelling (Greece, Italy, Iceland…), pampering loved ones, early retirement, etc.

  • Retailer: Dépanneur Fa Da (8231 Rue Boyer, Montréal)


Group of four family members, Laurentides and Laval

  • Four family members spontaneously mentioned: “We were nicely welcomed, from beginning to end. Seeing other winners was a lot of fun!”

  • They experience a wide variety of emotions, from excitement to euphoria.

  • Plans: Buying furniture, making investments, renovating, travelling, pampering the kids, etc.

  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (75 Avenue de la Gare, Saint-Sauveur)


Group of five, Lanaudière and Montréal

  • Anita Nanji decided to create a group with four of her co-workers.

  • Now, the group is a million dollars richer!

  • Plans: Travelling (Walt Disney World, France, Italy), starting a business, buying a new car

  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (888 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal)


Martin Boisvert, Laval

  • Mr. Boisvert validated his ticket while getting gas on his way to the airport early Monday morning, April 9.

  • As soon as he saw he had won, he called his spouse… and cancelled his travel plans.

  • The slogan is true: “It’s your best shot at becoming a millionaire!” he exclaimed while at Loto-Québec to pick up his winnings.

  • Plans: Purchasing a new home

  • Retailer: Petro-Canada (251 Boulevard Samson, Laval)


Group of 10 family members, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Benoit Bourgeois and Mylène Guimond convinced their parents and in-laws, brothers and sisters to buy a 100 $ ULTIME ticket with them.

  • When they realized they had won $1,000,000, they immediately informed the rest of the group and booked plane tickets for Québec City to go to Loto-Québec’s offices.

  • Plans: Travelling, purchasing a boat, a house, making investments and setting money aside for their children’s education

  • Retailer: Dépanneur du Village (325 Chemin Principal, Cap-aux-Meules)


Roland Chartier, Montréal

  • Mr. Chartier has been playing the lottery for nearly 40 years.

  • He learned he had won while checking the results in the comfort of his apartment.

  • Calm, but seized with emotion to the point of having his eyes water up, he called one of his sons to come over quickly.

  • “Check to see if I read this right,” he asked him.

  • Plans: Giving some money to his children and finding a nice retirement home

  • Retailer: Carrefour de la Pointe lottery kiosk (12675 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal)


Gisèle Moisan, Lanaudière

  • Ms. Moisan only buys Célébration and 100 $ ULTIME tickets.

  • She got quite the surprise when she discovered she had won a million dollars.

  • She immediately made an appointment with Loto-Québec and came in to claim her prize in a limo.

  • Plans: Pampering her loved ones

  • Retailer: IGA (655 Rue de la Visitation, Saint-Charles-Borromée)


Group of three family members, Chaudière-Appalaches

  • A power failure prevented Jocelyne Allaire from watching the live results for the 100 $ ULTIME draws.

  • “We’re millionaires!” said Ms. Allaire’s son, Joey Normand.

  • Sanya Normand, Ms. Allaire’s daughter, couldn’t believe the good news. Only when she saw the ticket while on FaceTime did she realize that they had indeed won big.

  • Retailer: Ultramar (200 Route Saint-François, Berthier-sur-Mer)



  • “We are pleased to say that once again 100 $ ULTIME was an outstanding success, as almost 85% of tickets were sold,” said Isabelle Jean, President of Operations – Lotteries, and Vice-president, Public Affairs.

  • “Our prize claim coordinators were very busy when the thirteen winners or groups of winners made themselves known to lay their claim to their $1,000,000 prize,” said Richard Trudel, Director, Customer Service and Draws at Loto‑Québec.


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 April 4, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 32 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 27 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 8 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


Renaud Dugas
Press Relations Advisor

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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