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$1,000,000A Montérégie resident becomes a millionaire at Québec Max

$1,000,000A Montérégie resident becomes a millionaire at Québec Max

Montréal, September 19, 2017 – Montérégie resident René Blais pocketed a grand prize of $1,000,000 at the September 15 Québec Max draw.



  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional selections
  • Draw date: September 15, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Wang Jun (1265 Rue Saint-Paul Nord, Farnham)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Blais bought his Québec Max off a winning Lotto Max ticket.
  • The winner always gets Québec Max: “What if my numbers come up and I didn’t add it? I always get 4 Extras as well!” exclaimed Mr. Blais.
  • He knew he had won something, but didn’t know how much.
  • Mr. Blais has a very good idea of what he will do with his new cash: home renovations including a new kitchen, requested by his spouse.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


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. From January 1 to September 18, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 82 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 101 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 24 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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