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$1,000,000Extra: Travel is in the offing for a Chaudière‑Appalaches couple

$1,000,000Extra: Travel is in the offing for a Chaudière‑Appalaches couple

Montréal, October 31, 2019 – Chaudière-Appalaches residents Jocelyn Proulx and Joanne Sauvé won $1 million in the October 23 Extra draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: October 23, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Chaudières-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Accommodation Robie (435 Rue Simoneau, Thetford Mines)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Jocelyn got quite a surprise when he checked his ticket and realized that a million-dollar windfall was his thanks to Extra!

  • “The numbers were just a blur!” he said when describing how he experienced the news.

  • He quickly woke his spouse to tell her they were millionaires. “Come and see this! I think we won $1 million!” Joanne was simply flabbergasted.

  • The couple will be going on their dream trips, including following in the steps of Harry Potter in England and travelling across Scotland by train.


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. From January 1 to October 29, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 76 prizes of $1 million or more and turned 69 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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