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$1,000,000A Montréal millionaire thanks to Célébration 2018

$1,000,000A Montréal millionaire thanks to Célébration 2018

Montréal, January 24, 2018 – Montrealer Pierre Pilon won an at-home $1 million prize during the January 14 Célébration 2018 gala.


In short

  • Lottery: Célébration 2018
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: “At-Home” prize
  • Draw date: January 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (10 Boulevard Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Pierre Pilon let a cashier convince him to buy a Célébration ticket. What luck! He got a winning ticket.

  • He hadn’t yet opened the pouch when the show aired on TV.

  • When he went to validate his ticket, he got the shock of his life upon learning he’d won!

  • Even with the cheque in his hands, our winner still couldn’t believe it: “I just didn’t believe it at all. It was just impossible!”

  • His plans: pay off some bills, put a lot away to take care of life’s surprises and, of course, treat himself a little.


    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.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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