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$1,000,000Outaouais: Father and son share the Extra grand prize

$1,000,000Outaouais: Father and son share the Extra grand prize

Montréal, March 12, 2020 – Father and son Gilles and Gérard Vilon, who live in the Outaouais area, took home the $1 million grand prize in the February 21 Extra draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: February 21, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Outaouais
  • Retailer: La Différence (11 Rue Laurier, Gatineau)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Gérard decided to check his tickets while he was out running errands.

  • When he heard the terminal chime, he thought he’d likely be able to pay for some of the purchases with the win.

  • When $1,000,000 came up on the screen, his breath caught at how much he could do with that amount.

  • He immediately called his dad to announce the news.

  • Gérard plans to buy a house, while his dad will invest his share of the prize.


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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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