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$1,000,000Extra: A Mauricie resident gets an early-day surprise

$1,000,000Extra: A Mauricie resident gets an early-day surprise

Montréal, December 10, 2020 — Mauricie resident Carole Bellavance took home the $1,000,000 prize in the November 14 Extra draw with a ticket she purchased at lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: November 14, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Mauricie
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • Carole opened an account on Loto-Québec’s gaming website at the start of the pandemic.
  • Being an early riser, she checked the draw results around 4 or 5 a.m. the day after the draw.
  • She first received an email from the online gaming team notifying her of her win and then a call.
  • She still found it hard to believe that she’d won $1,000,000 even after her win was confirmed twice.
  • Carole then woke up her children by calling them to tell them the good news.
  • The lucky winner says she’ll use her winnings to spoil her loved ones, do some renovations and travel once circumstances allow.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


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 December 6, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 105 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 14 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Nancie Boulay
Public Affairs Advisor

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