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$1,000,000A group shares the grand prize at Extra

$1,000,000A group shares the grand prize at Extra

Montréal, May 25, 2018 – Three members of a same family and one friend from the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and Laval won the grand prize at Extra’s draw of May 18. The winning ticket was purchased after the group got together at a fundraising event: it pays to be generous!



  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand Prize
  • Draw date: May 18, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent et Laval
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Petro-Canada (257, rue Témiscouata, Rivière-du-Loup)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City


Les gagnants sont :

  • Denise Lavoie, Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Jacques Malenfant, Laval
  • Marc Malenfant, Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Monique Malenfant, Laval



  • Jacques Malenfant purchased the lucky ticket. It was his way of underscoring the presence of the group at a fundraiser.
  • The next morning, Marc Malenfant was the first to validate his ticket at a retailer. When he saw the amount on the screen, he was stunned by the amount that he and the group had won.
  • He first informed Jacques Malenfant by showing him the validation stub, who in turn, informed his spouse Monique Malenfant of the good news.
  • Then Marc Malenfant told Denise Lavoie, jokingly reminding her to pay her share of the ticket.



  • “What a beautiful number” exclaimed Marc Malenfant when he saw the amount won thanks to his group ticket.


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. Between January 1 and May 23, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 52 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 34 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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