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$1,000,000A new millionaire in Laval thanks to Lotto Max!

$1,000,000A new millionaire in Laval thanks to Lotto Max!

Montréal, December 21, 2018 – Recently retired Laval resident Anastassia Varela Lagopodis won a million dollars at the Lotto Max draw of December 14.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: December 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: Dépanneur 7 Jours (6401, boulevard Roi-René, Anjou)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • Ms. Varela Lagopodis, who ran her own restaurant for 45 years, is a big fan of Canada-wide lotteries such as Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49.
  • When she found out she won, she called her three children to tell them the good news.
  • She plans on sharing some of her winnings with her children.
  • The young retiree will continue to make her yearly trips to Greece.


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 December 18, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 135 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 104 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 21 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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