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$1,000,000Montérégie: A “little cash” for a winner at Extra!

$1,000,000Montérégie: A “little cash” for a winner at Extra!

Montréal, November 14, 2018 – Noël Desgroseilliers is quite the showman! The Montérégie resident told his son he had won a million dollars by laying his validation coupon down on the kitchen table saying calmly that he had won a “little cash” at the October 26 draw of Extra!


In short

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: 7 digits
  • Claim date: October 26, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (182, boulevard Saint-Joseph, Châteauguay)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • Mr. Desgroseilliers has been restless ever since he had his ticket validated at the convenience store. “You’re a millionaire!” Exclaimed the retailer.
  • He announced the big news to his spouse when he returned home. She kept turning about in the kitchen, saying “Oh my God! Oh my God!”
  • Even though he had trouble sleeping that first night, he needed to wait a week and let things settle before coming in to claim his prize. That’s how excited he was!
  • He hasn’t yet decided what to do with his winnings, but he is sure about one thing: he’ll be pampering his family for years to come!


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. From January 1 to November 13, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 126 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 101 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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