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$1,000,000An Extra nice financial cushion for two Montrealers

$1,000,000An Extra nice financial cushion for two Montrealers

Montréal, November 27, 2018 – Montrealers Ana David and Ioan Istoc were the lucky winners of the $1,000,000 Extra prize in the October 24, 2018, draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize won: $1,000,000 
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: October 24, 2018
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Uniprix (4251 Rue Sainte-Catherine East, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Ana and Ioan have been playing the same Lotto 6/49 numbers for the past 10 years. They always add Extra and Québec 49 to their ticket.

  • They had never imagined that a little $1 Extra would make them millionaires!

  • Ioan had asked his daughter to buy an “all-dressed” Lotto 6/49 for him.

  • When he scanned his ticket in the self-serve checker, he didn’t react much.

  • He then went to the clerk at the counter, who asked him to sign the ticket and explained how to claim the prize.

  • The tidy sum will enable the couple to take a trip to their native Romania.



  • “I can hardly believe it’s true!” exclaimed Ana when she came to Loto-Québec’s offices.


About Loto-Québec

LotoQuébec’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 20, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 129 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 102 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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