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$1,000,000An Abitibi‑Témiscamingue resident becomes a Célébration millionaire only a few days after turning 18!

$1,000,000An Abitibi‑Témiscamingue resident becomes a Célébration millionaire only a few days after turning 18!

Montréal, January 24, 2020 — Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Jacob Trudel took home $1 million in the January 12 Célébration draw. The winner’s brother and sister came to celebrate with him during a festive evening at the Casino de Montréal on Sunday, January 19.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Célébration
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Draw date: January 12, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Près du Pont (163 Route de Saint-Philippe, Val-d’Or)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Casino de Montréal

 

Highlights

  • Jacob’s parents had given each of their three children a Célébration ticket tucked in a Christmas stocking.

  • On the evening of the televised gala, Jacob sent a picture of his ticket stub to his parents so they could check it during the show.

  • While one of the winning viewer prize numbers seemed the same as on Jacob’s picture, they weren’t sure because the third digit on the ticket wasn’t completely scratched and they couldn’t tell whether it was indeed the 6 announced by the show host.

  • They tried to call Jacob, but couldn’t reach him. He ended up returning their call on FaceTime and they were able to give him the great news!

  • Jacob waited for his brother and sister to be available to come and pick up the cheque with him during a festive evening at the Casino de Montréal!

 

Lottery prize payments in casinos and gaming halls

Lottery winners can claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices or the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.

 

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. 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.

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Source:
Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

Information:
Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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