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$1,000,000 Extra allows a Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean woman to retire early!

$1,000,000 Extra allows a Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean woman to retire early!

Montréal, December 1, 2020 — Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean resident Annie Bouchard took home the $1,000,000 prize in the November 18 Extra draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: November 18, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Marché Centre-Ville (31 Rue Jacques-Cartier Ouest, Chicoutimi)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • Annie found out that she won $1,000,000 with Extra early in the morning.
  • The lucky winner set up a call with her brothers and sisters to share the news of her retirement.
  • “Oh my God, did you win the lottery?” one of them exclaimed. “Well as a matter of fact, yes!” Annie replied.
  • Not only will the newly minted millionaire be retiring early, but she says she’ll use her windfall to make investments and home renovations.


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 1, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 101 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

Natacha Charland
Public Affairs Advisor


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