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$1,000,000Lanaudière resident wins at Lotto Max

$1,000,000Lanaudière resident wins at Lotto Max

Montréal, January 8, 2018 – Lanaudière resident Louis Taillefer won a $1,000,000 at the December 22 draw of Lotto Max.



  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: December 22, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (200, boulevard de l’Ange-Gardien, L’Assomption)
  • The retailer will receive $10,000, the equivalent of 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal



  • Louis Taillefer stopped by a retailer to buy a Lotto Max while running errands for a Christmas party. His shopping run ended up paying out big as he took home one of the 30 Maxmillions prizes in play at the December 22 draw.
  • After validating his ticket, he returned home, holding on tightly to his ticket. When his spouse noticed he seemed shaken when him came in the house, she qickly understood why.
  • Mr. Taillefer plans to first change cars, much to the delight of his spouse. Travelling and investments are among the couple’s plan.


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. In 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 107 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 132 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 29 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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