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$1,000,000A Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean man retires thanks to Extra

$1,000,000A Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean man retires thanks to Extra

Montréal, August 3, 2021 — Thanks to Extra, Roger Larouche will get to see his wish come true. The man, who lives in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, retired after winning the $1,000,000 grand prize in the June 14 draw and plans to enjoy life to the fullest!

 

In summary

  • Lottery game: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: June 14, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Métabetchouan (91 Rue Saint-André, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.

 

Highlights

  • Roger had a few lottery tickets that he needed to check, so he went to the convenience store to use the self-serve ticket checker.
  • Suddenly, he saw $1,000,000 pop up on-screen.
  • He held on tightly to the winning ticket after that, as he carried on checking the other tickets he was holding.
  • Roger was so preoccupied with his win that he didn’t even hear the terminal go off.
  • Once he was back home, he got his spouse and children on the phone to tell them the good news.
  • He then made a life-changing phone call: he informed his employer that he was retiring.
  • The newly retired winner says he plans to realize two lifelong dreams: buy a cottage and new truck.

 

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 1, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 100 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. 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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