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$3,000,000A new millionaire in Montréal thanks to Banco!

$3,000,000A new millionaire in Montréal thanks to Banco!

Montréal, August 9, 2019 – Montrealer Valentino Bartolini couldn’t believe his eyes when he went to check his ticket for the August 5 Banco draw and saw $3,000,000 pop up on-screen. He checked it again several times before fully realizing he had won a major prize.


In summary

  • Lottery: Banco with the Turbo option
  • Prize: $3,000,000
  • Category: 10/10, $5 bet with Turbo x 3
  • Draw date: August 5, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Petro-Canada (7515 Boulevard Saint-Michel, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a $30,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Valentino works nights and decided to check his ticket around midnight on the night of the draw.

  • He waited until the next morning to tell his mother, sister and brother-in-law the good news.

  • The two women joined him as he went to claim his prize at Loto-Québec’s head office.

  • The lucky winner will continue working, as he likes to keep busy. He’ll buy a new car (he’d already planned to) and make some investments to ensure a comfortable future for himself.


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 August 5, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 51 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 53 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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