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Célébration 2024Outaouais residents continue to win big!

Célébration 2024Outaouais residents continue to win big!

Montréal, February 7, 2024 — Outaouais lottery players were especially lucky in 2024. Not only is Roland Charrette, the Célébration 2024 gala’s winner, an Outaouais resident, but many other winners in this lottery are, too! One of them even pocketed a $1,000,000 at-home prize!


VIDEO | Watch as many of the winners, including those from Outaouais, meet Sébastien Benoit during a surprise prize payout event at Loto-Québec: https://youtu.be/I_XEFPKKynw?si=XGpQpopQLIoVD4Nl.

The winners Mathieu Pétrin, Cinthia Renaud, Steve Polacsek and Guy Taillefer

A happy dad

Mathieu Pétrin is a new millionaire thanks to Célébration 2024. “My fifth child was born four days before I found out I’d won the million,” the thirty-something said. The lucky winner purchased his ticket at the Proxim pharmacy in Gracefield. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


Extended vacation

Guy Taillefer won a Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4MATIC electric sedan worth $110,000 with a Célébration 2024 ticket he purchased at the Quickie convenience store on Boulevard Greber in Gatineau. He checked his ticket when he got back from Christmas vacation. Taillefer, who opted for the cash prize instead of the car, told his spouse, “Don’t unpack just yet; we’re going back on vacation this weekend!” When the lucky winner arrived at the Loto-Québec office, Sébastien Benoit, one of the gala hosts, greeted him and gave him his prize—then challenged him to arm wrestling!


A first trip abroad for a couple

Cinthia Renaud and Steve Polacsek found out on January 1 that they’d won $25,000 in the December 9 Célébration 2024 draw. Steve checked the ticket twice with the Lotteries app but didn’t believe his luck until he saw the results on lotoquebec.com. The couple plans to take their first trip to a sun destination thanks to the ticket they purchased at the Super C on Boulevard Maloney Ouest in Gatineau. “We’ve never left the country,” Cinthia Renaud told Sébastien Benoit.


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 2023, it paid out over $1.6 billion in prizes to lottery winners. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

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