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$1,000,000Newlyweds in Lanaudière win grand prize in Extra draw

$1,000,000Newlyweds in Lanaudière win grand prize in Extra draw

Montréal, June 21, 2019 – Yannick Martel and Vanessa Marcoux are feeling lucky in love and in life. The Lanaudière couple won the $1 million grand prize in the June 10 draw after saying yes to Extra only three weeks after tying the knot.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: June 10, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Dépanneur P.L. Dumais (241 Du Sacré-Cœur Street, Charlemagne)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Every Monday, Yannick buys lottery tickets for the week for Vanessa and himself. He then uses the Lotteries mobile app to see if any of them are winners.

  • Just before a work dinner, he learned that he and his wife had won the grand prize in the Extra draw. He had added Extra to his Grande Vie lottery ticket.

  • Yannick immediately sent a screenshot to Vanessa, but she thought it was a joke.

  • He rushed home right after dinner to show the ticket to his wife, but she still didn’t know what to think.

  • It wasn’t until they were at Loto-Québec’s winners’ lounge that their good fortune truly sank in.

  • The newlyweds plan to use their winnings to splurge on a safari holiday.


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. Between January 1 and June 18, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 39 prizes worth $1 million or more, turning 43 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of major prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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