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$1,000,000Two friends pocket a million dollars thanks to Québec Max!

$1,000,000Two friends pocket a million dollars thanks to Québec Max!

Montréal, April 9, 2018 – Montérégie residents Sylvie Bernier Cyr and Yves Alix won $1,000,000 at the Québec Max draw of March 23.



  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand Prize
  • Draw date: March 23, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Simone (123, chemin des Patriotes, Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Ms. Bernier Cyr and Mr. Alix are friends who have regularly purchased lottery tickets together for approximately twenty years.
  • When she saw the amount appear on the terminal, Ms. Bernier Cyr couldn’t believe her eyes: “It can’t be true!”
  • She immediately phoned her friend to tell him the good news.
  • She now plans on retiring in the months to come, taking a trip to Switzerland and visit her son in Western Canada.
  • As for him, Mr. Alix will be heading to a sun destination and paying off his debts.


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 April 4, 2018, Loto-Québec awarded 32 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and created 27 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 8 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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