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$1,000,000Extra: The Montreal winner thought it was a dream!

$1,000,000Extra: The Montreal winner thought it was a dream!

Montréal, April 12, 2019 — Montréal resident Neville Lewis is not in the habit of saying no to Extra. Lucky for him, this automatic reflex led to him to pocketing a cool $1 million following the Extra draw on March 30.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: March 30, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Galeries Kirkland (3634 Boulevard Saint-Charles, Kirkland)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Neville went to a retailer to check his ticket. When the guy behind the counter screamed out something in his native tongue that Neville couldn’t understand, his eyes went to the number on the customer screen.

  • He saw a 1 followed by six zeros, and it hit him that he’d won $1,000,000.

  • Neville could have sworn he was dreaming.

  • His wife wanted to wait before telling their three children, but when one of them popped in for a visit, Neville couldn’t hold in the good news any longer. They immediately called the others afterwards to fill them in.

  • For now, the new millionaire’s plans include a Caribbean cruise and enjoying life to the fullest.


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 April 9, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 27 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 16 millionaires. Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 4 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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