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$2,000,000Lottery game: A newly minted millionaire in Abitibi-Témiscamingue!

$2,000,000Lottery game: A newly minted millionaire in Abitibi-Témiscamingue!

Montréal, January 28, 2022 — Marc Labranche won $2,000,000 playing a 2 Million$ extrême scratch ticket. The Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident plans to spoil his loved ones and buy a new house.

Mr. Labranche was at the pharmacy when he was tempted to buy the ticket. He was in for the shock of his life when he got home and realized he’d won the $2 million grand prize! He quickly shared the good news with his father and his brothers and sisters, with whom he plans to share his winnings.

“I want to buy a house and adopt a puppy!” confided the new millionaire.

“We’re always delighted to see people’s dreams come true by winning a lottery game,” said Isabelle Jean, Executive Vice‑President and Chief Operating Officer of Lotteries at Loto‑Québec. “In 2021, we awarded 145 prizes of $1 million or more in Québec. We hope to see just as many winners in 2022!”

The winning ticket was bought at Pharmacie Jean Coutu on 5e Avenue Est, in La Sarre. The retailer will receive a $20,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.

In summary

  • Lottery game: 2 million$ extrême
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Claim date: January 21, 2022
  • Winner’s place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (84 5e Avenue Est, La Sarre). The retailer will receive a $20,000 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. Ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $25,000 or more should contact the 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. In 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 145 prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


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Danny Racine
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