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$1,000,000Lotto Max produces another millionaire in the Laurentians

$1,000,000Lotto Max produces another millionaire in the Laurentians

Montréal, July 19, 2018 – Louise Chevalier, who lives in the Laurentians, won a Maxmillions worth $1 million in the May 25 Lotto Max draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: May 25, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentians
  • Retailer: IGA Extra (13380 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Mirabel)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • The announcement of the many Maxmillions up for grabs in the Lotto Max draw encouraged Ms. Chevalier to buy a ticket for this lottery.
  • She usually participates in a Formule groupe ticket with co-workers, but she always buys her own ticket as well.
  • And it’s thanks to that solo ticket that she became a millionaire!
  • Never in a hurry to do so, Ms. Chevalier decided it was time to check all the tickets she had accumulated.
  • The clerk who scanned the tickets in the terminal said: “Madam, don’t scream... but I think you won big.”
  • The lucky lady was stunned when she saw all the zeros on the validation coupon.
  • Too excited to return home, she went to see her friend to announce the good news.
  • Ms. Chevalier didn’t sleep the night after discovering her good fortune, and had to wait a whole weekend before she could go to Loto-Québec’s head office to claim her prize.
  • With the million-dollar win she discovered almost two months after the draw, Ms. Chevalier will first buy a house with a big back yard for her dog.
  • She will also give some money to her children and take them on a trip each their turn to the destination of their choice.
  • She also plans to retire early and make some investments.



  • “I’ve always visualized myself coming here!” said the happy winner when she came to Loto-Québec’s offices.


About LotoQuébec

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 July 17, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 86 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 72 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 12 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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