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$1,000,000Abitibi‑Témiscamingue: On the road to pick up $1 million thanks to Banco spécial!

$1,000,000Abitibi‑Témiscamingue: On the road to pick up $1 million thanks to Banco spécial!

Montréal, February 3, 2020 – Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Marco Plante took home the $1 million grand prize in the January 16 Banco spécial draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Banco spécial
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: 15/20
  • Draw date: January 16, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Shell (202 3e Avenue, Val-d’Or)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Marco loves to play the Banco lottery.

  • After validating his ticket, the lucky winner quickly took a picture of the terminal screen to have proof that he had indeed won $1 million.

  • Nevertheless, he went back to work after discovering his win. Once he finished his work shift, he showed the picture to his boss, saying “See ya ‘round, I’m off to make my dreams come true!”

  • Marco made the long drive to Loto-Québec’s offices in Montréal along with his mom and brother to pick up his prize.

  • Members of Marco’s family were very emotional when they heard the news. They said that he’s always been the lucky one in the family!

  • The winner will be taking it easy for a couple of months in order to plan his future according to the opportunities that come up. One option will be to fuel his inventive talents.


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 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1 million or more, turning turned 82 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 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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