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$1,000,000A Laurentians couple become millionaires thanks to Extra!

$1,000,000A Laurentians couple become millionaires thanks to Extra!

Montréal, February 25, 2019 – Ladeen Hughes and Stephane Sarrazin, a couple from the Laurentians, won $1 million in the Extra draw on February 16. Ladeen said to her husband (who is also her employer): “Bye-bye, boss!”


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: 7/7
  • Draw date: February 16, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Laurentians
  • Retailer: Inter Gaz (969 Boulevard de la Salette, Saint-Jérôme)

       The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.

  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • While out running errands, Ladeen went to the cash to check her lottery ticket.

  • She didn’t notice the amount of her winnings on the screen—it was another customer who told her the good news.

  • The winner immediately called her husband.

  • Stéphane happily accepted his wife’s resignation, adding that it was well-deserved, even though he would miss seeing her at work.

  • The couple plans to pay off their house and cars with the money.


A video of the winners was posted to Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel.


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. In 2018, Loto-Québec paid out a record 139 prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 22 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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