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$1,000,000Two friends win a million dollars at Québec Max!

$1,000,000Two friends win a million dollars at Québec Max!

Montréal, April 20, 2018 – Montérégie residents Francine Blanchard and Gilbert Foisy won $1,000,000 at the March 30 draw of Québec Max.



  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Grand Prize
  • Draw date: March 30, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Comptoir B.M. (415, rue Denison Ouest, Granby)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal



  • Childhood friends, Mr. Foisy and Ms. Blanchard having been playing the lottery together for four years.
  • Ms. Blanchard already won a considerable amount of money at the lottery in the past.
  • The two Montérégie residents play Québec duos at both Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49.
  • Ms. Blanchard validated the ticket at the convenience store. After seeing they had won, she notified Mr. Gilbert, who twice responded “No way!”
  • Mr. Foisy plans on rebuilding his garage while Ms. Blanchard will be making a few renovations.


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 18, 2018, Loto-Québec awarded 50 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and created 33 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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