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$1,000,000 Extra: A Montérégie winner remains calm in a super-excited ambiance

$1,000,000 Extra: A Montérégie winner remains calm in a super-excited ambiance

Montréal, October 6, 2020 – Even though everyone around him was really excited, Louis Brière displayed no reaction at all. Learning about his win at the convenience store, the Montérégie resident just couldn’t believe that he’d be taking home the $1 million prize in the September 5 Extra draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Top prize
  • Draw date: September 5, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur du coin (888 Boulevard Montarville, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • For the past ten years, Louis has been playing the three Canada-wide lotteries – Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49 and Grande Vie – to which he adds the Extra.
  • When he went to check his winning ticket, the convenience store employees were very excited to tell him that he was now a millionaire! However, he stayed really calm.
  • “They were in a frenzy,” he said when describing the scene.
  • He plans to make investments and share some with a loved-one.
  • Louis so enjoyed receiving his prize on Loto-Québec’s outside terrace that he hopes to win again to renew the experience.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, the Montréal and Québec City prize claim offices are open by appointment only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, sending in your prize claim by mail is the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


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. Between January 1 and September 28, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 85 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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