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Lotto MaxA Montérégie resident wins $1,000,000 online

Lotto MaxA Montérégie resident wins $1,000,000 online

Montréal, June 8, 2018 – Montérégie resident Patrick Vaillancourt won $1 million in the June 1 Lotto Max draw thanks to a ticket he bought online at lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: June 1, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • When a Loto-Québec customer service representative contacted Mr. Vaillancourt to confirm his $1 million win online, he had just viewed the results on the Lotteries mobile application.

  • “OK! So it wasn’t a mistake after all!” he answered after hearing that he had actually won that nice amount.

    The winner has been buying his tickets online for some time: “It’s easy, and I’m sure that I don’t forget to place my bets.”

  • Mr. Vaillancourt plans to continue working in the construction business, as he loves what he’s doing. When he came in to claim his prize, he was off work due to the bad weather: “My day off really paid off!” he joked when he received his cheque.


    Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

    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 June 5 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 63 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 40 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 10 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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