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Two new millionaires in Centre-du-Québec

Two new millionaires in Centre-du-Québec

Montréal, September 28, 2021 — Extra and Lotto 6/49 produced new millionaires over the past few weeks in Centre-du-Québec. Two residents of the area, Mario Bolduc and Pierrette Cloutier, each won a $1 million prize that they’ll use to fulfil their dreams.


A millionaire thanks to a ticket purchased online!

Mario Bolduc took home $1 million in the August 28 Extra draw with a ticket he purchased online with the Lotteries app. He and his spouse will now be able to realize their dream of buying a small farm. “I buy my lottery tickets online and I always pick Extra. And it paid off!” said Mario when he received his prize at Loto-Québec’s offices. In addition to realizing their dream and achieving financial security, Mario and his spouse also plan to spoil their children.


A video of the winner is available on the Loteries Loto-Québec YouTube channel:

Mario gagne 1 000 000 $ à l’Extra en ligne


In summary

  • Lottery: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: August 28, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Ticket purchased using the Lotteries app


A nice surprise at the convenience store!

Pierrette Cloutier won the Lotto 6/49 guaranteed $1 million prize in the August 21 draw! She went to have her ticket checked without having looked at the draw results. So she was very surprised when the convenience store employee told her she had won a million dollars! She has been dreaming about a trip to Europe, probably to France, that she’ll take once the situation allows it.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto 6/49
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Guaranteed prize
  • Draw date: August 21, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Shell (8460 Boulevard Bécancour, Bécancour)

The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.


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. Winning ticket holders are invited to contact customer service. 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 September 26, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 115 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 17 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Source and information:
Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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