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$1,000,000The say yes to Extra and become millionaires!

$1,000,000The say yes to Extra and become millionaires!

Montréal, December 18, 2018 – Outaouais residents Betty McCarthy and Joao Cardoso won $1,000,000 at the November 23 draw of Extra.


In short

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: November 23, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Relais des Chutes (1309, route Transcanadienne, Grand-Remous)
  • Claim centre: Casino du Lac-Leamy



  • Ms. Mc Carthy didn’t know she had the winning ticket when she went to have it validated. She had quite the surprise when she realized she had been holding onto a million-dollar ticket for 5 days!
  • The couple collected their winnings at the Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Hilton hotel in the company of familymembers.
  • Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Cardoso plan to purchase an electric car, undertake some home renovations and go on a few golf vacations.


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 December 11, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 131 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 102 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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