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$1,000,000Extra: A lucky start to the New Year for a Centre‑du‑Québec resident!

$1,000,000Extra: A lucky start to the New Year for a Centre‑du‑Québec resident!

Montréal, January 24, 2018 – Sylvie Sergerie, who lives in Centre-du-Québec, became a millionaire at the start of 2018. She took home $1 million in the January 17 Extra draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: January 17, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Lottery kiosk at Les Promenades Drummondville (755 Boulevard René-Lévesque, Drummondville)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Québec City office



  • Ms. Sergerie checked her ticket with her cell phone. The message indicated: “You have won $1 million, results to be provided!” Puzzled, she stood still, staring at her phone. She then decided to check her ticket manually.

  • “This is crazy! I think I won $1 million!” she said to her spouse.

    Realizing that she had indeed won, she suddenly felt shivers up and down her spine: “It’s like a dream! You tell yourself that it only happens to others, and when it happens to you, it’s just unbelievable!” said Ms. Sergerie.

  • Ms. Sergerie’s spouse has been retired for two years. Thanks to her good luck, she is now planning to retire next March… and maybe buy a motorcycle. For the time being, though, the couple is looking forward to settling into a financially secure retirement before making any major decisions.


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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