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$1,000,000Extra: A new millionaire in Gaspésie—Îles‑de‑la‑Madeleine!

$1,000,000Extra: A new millionaire in Gaspésie—Îles‑de‑la‑Madeleine!

Montréal, January 15, 2020 — Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine resident Réjean Lapierre took home the $1,000,000 grand prize in the December 20 Extra draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: December 20, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Retailer: Épicerie Jalco (828 Chemin du Bassin, Bassin)

      The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.

  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Réjean discovered he won $1,000,000 when he decided to replay a Quotidienne ticket with Extra.

  • “The sound from the terminal was so loud, I thought it was some kind of maintenance issue,” the lucky winner said as he described the moment he saw $1,000,000 pop up on-screen.

  • He immediately called his spouse and daughter to tell them the good news. Both of them couldn’t believe it.

  • “I cried so much,” the lucky winner confided when he came to pick up his cheque.

  • The new millionaire says he wants to wait a little before making any plans on how he’ll spend the money.


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 $1,000,000 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.



Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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