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$1,000,000A Lanaudière resident wins big at Célébration 2018

$1,000,000A Lanaudière resident wins big at Célébration 2018

Montréal, February 1, 2018 – Lanaudière resident Kevin Beausoleil pocketed one of the five million-dollar prizes drawn on January 14 at the Célébration 2018 gala.



  • Lottery: Célébration 2018
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Play-at-home prize
  • Draw date: January 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Le Tapageur (591, rue Principale, Saint-Cléophas-de-Brandon)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Beausoleil learned he was a millionaire when he had his ticket validated by a retailer.
  • He first announced the good news to his parents, then his friends. But since he lives in a small town, the news spread quickly. Everyone was happy to give him their congratulations.
  • The winner plans on first purchasing a new vehicle. Afterwards, he’ll look into his options in order to fructify his winnings for years to come.



  • “Why aren’t you open on weekends?” the winner mentioned jokingly, after having had to wait all weekend to claim his winnings.


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. In 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 107 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 132 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 29 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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