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$1,000,000Lotto Max: a millionaire couple in Capitale‑Nationale

$1,000,000Lotto Max: a millionaire couple in Capitale‑Nationale

Montréal, June 12, 2018 – Québec City residents Josée Valérie Fortin and Steve Lagueux took home a $1 million prize in the June 1 Lotto Max draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: June 1, 2018
  • Winners’ place of residence: Québec City area
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (1375 Boulevard des Chutes, Québec City)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • “Geez!” exclaimed Ms. Fortin when she checked her Lotto Max ticket and saw $1,000,000 displayed on the screen.

    She asked the store’s cashier to look at it to be sure. She had indeed won!

  • Her spouse, who was waiting for her in the car, thought it was taking her much longer than expected. His phone rang and she asked him to come inside to join her.

  • So, he did and that’s when she announced: “We’ve won $1,000,000!” to which he answered: “I don’t believe it! Stop kidding around!” 

  • The couple is planning to travel and invest in a property, but for now, they want to take some time to consider their options.



  • “It’s so unexpected that you believe it, yet you don’t believe it,” they said.


Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

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 May 30, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 59 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 37 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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