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$1,000,000An Outaouais couple wins big thanks to Célébration 2019!

$1,000,000An Outaouais couple wins big thanks to Célébration 2019!

Gatineau, January 17, 2019 – Gatineau residents Jacqueline June Carrière Samson and Pierre Samson found out they won a $1 million play-at-home prize while watching the televised Célébration 2019 draw on TVA on January 13.


They aren’t the only Outaouais residents who lucked out playing Célébration 2019—Sylvie Fleurent was in the audience during last Sunday’s televised Célébration 2019 draw when she found out she won a $1 million prize.


And back in 2016, another couple from the region won Célébration’s $5 million grand prize.


In short

  • Lottery: Célébration 2019
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Play-at-home prize
  • Draw date: January 13, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Outaouais
  • Retailer: Dépanneur St-Louis (1827 Rue Saint-Louis, Gatineau)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, i.e. 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau



  • The couple was watching last Sunday’s televised draw when they saw their winning numbers appear on the screen.

  • They checked their tickets that very night, and went to the Casino du Lac-Leamy the next morning to start the claim process.

  • “It’s a nice boost to our retirement funds!” said Mr. Samson, adding that they would take the time to think things through before making any decisions on how to spend the money.

  • They received their $1 million cheque at the Casino du Lac-Leamy on Thursday, January 17.


Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices as well as at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix and Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You've won? page of the Lotteries site.


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.



Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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