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$5,000,000Montréal: Another millionaire thanks to Célébration 2018!

$5,000,000Montréal: Another millionaire thanks to Célébration 2018!

Montréal, January 30, 2018 – Montrealer Jason Olive won the $5 million at-home prize during the January 14 Célébration 2018 gala.


In short

  • Lottery: Célébration 2018
  • Prize won: $5,000,000
  • Category: “At-Home” grand prize
  • Draw date: January 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (4032 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux)
  • The retailer will receive a $50,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Mr. Olive got a Célébration 2018 ticket as a birthday gift.
  • The retailer at the store he frequents reminded him that he should check his ticket in case he won a free one.
  • As he didn’t know exactly what he should scratch to check if he had won, he asked the retailer to show him. He used a dollar coin in his pocket to scratch the ticket. Then, the retailer checked the ticket on his terminal.
  • The retailer stayed very calm and, in a low voice, asked him if he knew what he’d won. He discreetly brought up a little bench, asked Mr. Olive to sit down and told him to look at the screen. That’s how the winner learned that he had won the At-Home grand prize. “I kept my lucky looney in a box at home,” he said.
  • His spouse, who was away on vacation with her friend, learned the news a little later. She immediately bought a plane ticket to return home early.
  • While Mr. Olive loves cars, he will give himself some time to consider judicious investments before buying one.



Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

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.


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

Renseignements :
Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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