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Mirabel resident Pascal Dionne, the new Célébration 2018 millionnaire!

Mirabel resident Pascal Dionne, the new Célébration 2018 millionnaire!

Gatineau, January 14, 2018 – Imagine spending a dream weekend, taking part in a unique show and walking out a millionnaire... this is exactly what happened to Pascal Dionne of Mirabel, in the Laurentides region as part of the televised Celebration 2018 gala. Luck was on Pascal's side during the elimination draws among 34 finalists from across Québec. The grand prize winner bought his ticket at Dépanneur Caliprix Sonic du 13590, Route Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in Mirabel.

Quote “I’m feeling quite calm, it is a special moment. I will meet with a financial planner before making nay decisions” said Pascal Dionne of Mirabel. “We spent a dream weekend at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.”

The winner of $1,000,000, Pascal Dionne, with Isabelle Jean, President of Lottery Operations at Loto-Québec, and Yves Corbeil, at his sides.

The winner of $1,000,000, Pascal Dionne, with the two $100,000 winners, Olivier Gaudreault and Lisa Leblanc.

Furthermore, Lisa Leblanc from La Prairie in the Montérégie region and Olivier Gaudreault from Saint-Ambroise in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region each walked away with $100,000.

Taped live from the Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, the Celebration 2018 gala aired tonight on TVA. The show was hosted by Marie-Mai, and Yves Corbeil was on hand to reveal the winning numbers for a 29th year in a row. Director Joël Legendre created an original show starring Cirque Éloize, Patrice Michaud, Yvan Pedneault, René Simard, Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, Guylaine Tanguay, Diane Tell, David Usher, Annie Villeneuve, as well as Valaire and Alan Prater.

During the Celebration 2018 gala, several other prizes were drawn for ticket holders at home, including a $5 million grand prize and five prizes of $1 million! All winning numbers are available on loteries.lotoquebec.com.

About Loto-Québec
Loto-Québec aims 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. From January 1 to December 31, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out a record-breaking 107 prizes worth $1 million or more, for a total of 132 new millionaires. What’s more, 29 lucky people pocketed lifetime annuities at the lotteries Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie.


Marisol Schnorr
Press Relations Advisor

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