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$1,000,000Bas–Saint-Laurent Extra winner plans to retire

$1,000,000Bas–Saint-Laurent Extra winner plans to retire

Montréal, May 19, 2023 — Alain Lebel won $1,000,000 at the April 21 Extra draw. The Bas–Saint-Laurent resident rarely plays the lottery, but when he does, he always chooses Extra. “The terminal made a different sound, and when the attendant saw the validation slip, he went to get his supervisor!” said the new millionaire, who plans on investing his windfall and retire earlier than expected.


The winning ticket was purchased at the Pharmaprix located on Boulevard Jessop in Rimouski. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.

Alain Lebel

In summary

  • Lottery game: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: April 21, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Ticket purchase location: Pharmaprix (419 Boulevard Jessop, Rimouski)


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. In 2022, it paid out 120 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à Vie and Grande Vie tickets have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


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Brian LeCompte
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