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$1,000,000A mom from Abitibi-Témiscamingue shares her million-dollar prize with her son thanks to Célébration 2019!

$1,000,000A mom from Abitibi-Témiscamingue shares her million-dollar prize with her son thanks to Célébration 2019!

Gatineau, January 21, 2019 – Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Claudette Aubut won a play-at-home prize of $1,000,000 while watching the televised Célébration 2019 draw on January 13. She chose to share her winnings with her son, Sébastien Aubut-Gingras, who resides in Montérégie.


In short

  • Lottery: Célébration 2019
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Play-at-home prize
  • Draw date: January 13, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Chez Ti-Guy (644 Avenue Sainte-Bernadette, Rouyn-Noranda)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • Ms. Aubut loves to buy lottery tickets, especially the holiday favourite Célébration.
  • When she checked her first two tickets, she noticed that two of her cominations were practically identical, just one number off, to those drawn for two million-dollar prizes!
  • She then checked her last ticket and found a combination with a perfect match!
  • The lucky winner decided to share her prize with her son, Sébastien Aubut-Gingras.
  • Her son, a Montérégie resident, went to Abitibi-Témiscamingue and brought his mother to Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal to claim her prize.
  • Ms. Aubut mentionedthat she would like to use her winnings to move closer to her son and grandchildren.


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. A list of the winners is available 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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