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$1,000,000Montérégie man becomes a millionaire with Extra by taking his car in for repairs

$1,000,000Montérégie man becomes a millionaire with Extra by taking his car in for repairs

Montréal, August 30, 2021 – Marc Brosseau has a habit of stashing lottery tickets that he hasn’t checked yet on top of the sun visor in his car. Before taking his car in for repairs, this Montérégie resident used the Lotteries app to check the small stack that had accumulated, and discovered an Extra ticket that had won a $1,000,000 prize in the August 17 draw.

 

Highlights

  • On his way to the garage, Marc stopped at a retailer to confirm that he was indeed a millionaire.
  • The winner’s incredible luck was actually due to a mistake. Marc had asked to add Extra to two Lotto 6/49 tickets. By mistake, his retailer printed out Lotto Max tickets instead. The clerk was willing to cancel them, but the winner decided to keep them. It was one of these Lotto Max tickets with Extra that made him a millionaire!
  • He is planning to use his prize money to make some investments.
  • The winning ticket was purchased at a Couche-Tard convenience store in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: August 17, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (120 Boulevard du Séminaire, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)

 

COVID-19: How to claim a prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec’s prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City are open by appointment only to ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $2,000 or more. For this reason, players who’ve won such a prize should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team. Under the current circumstances, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize is still by mail. For more information on prize payment terms and conditions, please visit lotoquebec.com.

 

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 August 22, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 103 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.

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