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$1,000,000Québec City area: Another millionaire thanks to Célébration 2018

$1,000,000Québec City area: Another millionaire thanks to Célébration 2018

Montréal, January 24, 2018 – Mélissa Morel, from the Québec City area, won a $1 million at-home 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: Québec City area
  • Retailer: Brunet Val Bélair (1451 Rue de l’Etna, Québec)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 prize, equal to 1% of the win.
  • Claim centre: Québec City office



  • Ms. Morel couldn’t believe her eyes when she checked her Célébration 2018 tickets!

  • She quickly asked her spouse to go to the convenience store to be sure she had actually won $1 million.

  • “We didn’t sleep all night. We even watched the Bye Bye show in the middle of the night to keep us entertained,” she said.
  • The family is in the habit of offering Célébration tickets as gifts. She even won a few free tickets. The winning ticket is the very first one she ever purchased for herself!

  • She intends to treat herself and her sweetheart to some nice trips.


    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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