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$1,000,000A Laurentian couple wins a million-dollar prize thanks to Célébration 2019!

$1,000,000A Laurentian couple wins a million-dollar prize thanks to Célébration 2019!

Gatineau, January 21, 2019 – Laurentides residents Pauline Poirier and Pierre Douville pocketed a play-at-home $1,000,000 prize while watching the Célébration 2019 draw on January 13.


In short

  • Lottery: Célébration 2019
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Play-at-home prize
  • Draw date: January 13, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Laurentides
  • Retailer: Familiprix (20 Boulevard des Châteaux, Blainville)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • Despite the fact they were watching the televised draw, Ms. Poirier and Mr. Douville didn’t immediately realize they had won a prize due to the large number of combinations drawn.
  • M. Douville decided to check the results on his phone and matter-of-factly told his spouse I have them all. We’re millionaires!
  • The lucky winners will put their winnings towards renovations and pampering their children.


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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