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$1,000,000Two colleagues share the grand prize at Extra

$1,000,000Two colleagues share the grand prize at Extra

Montréal, February 14, 2018 – Centre-du-Québec residents and colleagues Jean-Yves Barbeau and Denis Côté won $1,000,000 at the February 2 draw of Extra.



  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand Prize
  • Draw date: February 2, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Épicerie Lauzière (2015, rue Saint-Pierre, Drummondville)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières



  • Mr. Barbeau and Mr. Côté got the surprise of a lifetime when the learned they had won $1,000,000 at Extra!
  • Mr. Côté is the one who had the lucky ticket validated.
  • Dumbfounded by this stroke of luck, he first informed the news too his spouse, before going to meet Mr. Barbeau.
  • The two colleagues have been playing the lottery together for the past 15 years.
  • A vacation to a sun destination and the purchase of a motorcycle are on their to-do list.
  • The two winners wish to remain grounded, focussing on their financial security for retirement.
  • They received their cheques in a festive atmosphere in the intimate setting located at the Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières.



  • “I don’t think I had realized it!” mentioned Mr. Côté.
  • “It’s a crazy feeling!” he added.


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.


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