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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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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