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$1,000,000Montréal: An Extra nice surprise!

$1,000,000Montréal: An Extra nice surprise!

Montréal, January 22, 2020 – Montrealers Linda Richard and Benoit Bernatchez took home the $1 million grand prize in the December 28 Extra draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: December 28, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (8051 Rue George, LaSalle)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Benoit was grocery shopping and decided to check his Lotto 6/49 ticket.

  • When he heard the winning chime, the Montrealer thought he’d won a free play, so he told the store clerk that he’d like to add Extra to the ticket.

  • “You won the $1 million Extra prize!” the young clerk excitedly replied.

  • Benoit called his wife, Linda, to tell her the good news.

  • Not quite believing their luck, the couple rechecked the ticket several times to be sure they’d really won.

  • All smiles, the lucky couple left Loto-Québec’s offices with their $1 million cheque. Thanks to the win, Linda will be able to retire and the couple will pay off their mortgage and buy a new car.


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 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.