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$1,000,000A Montérégie man plans to share the grand prize he won through Extra with his three kids

$1,000,000A Montérégie man plans to share the grand prize he won through Extra with his three kids

Montréal, March 1, 2019 – Montérégie resident Michael Parsons always says yes to Extra when he plays Banco. A good move, especially since that “extra” dollar won him $1,000,000 in the February 24 draw! He’s chosen to share the prize with his three children, Michael Jay, Steven and Victoria Parsons.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: 7 numbers
  • Draw date: February 24, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Mini Général (210 Boulevard Saint-Francis, Châteauguay)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Michael was drinking his early morning coffee the day after the draw when he found out he won $1 million.

  • It was quite the wakeup call for his three children, whom he called one by one to tell them he’d won and wanted to share the prize with them!

  • Initially, they all thought he was joking. He even had to send his daughter a photo of the ticket so she’d believe him.

  • Michael brought his children with him to Loto-Québec’s head office the following Monday. His spouse, who was still in shock, stayed home.

  • Michael plans to buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle with his winnings. As for his three children, they say they still need time to think about what they’ll do with their share!


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 of $1 million or more through lottery games. 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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