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$1,000,000Lotto Max: A new millionaire thanks to a ticket purchased in Lévis!

$1,000,000Lotto Max: A new millionaire thanks to a ticket purchased in Lévis!

Montréal, June 4, 2018 – Nova Scotia resident Blane Macdonald Elwood won $1,000,000 at the May 25 draw of Lotto Max.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: May 25, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Nova Scotia
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (4510 Boulevard Guillaume-Couture, Lévis)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s Québec City office



  • Mr. Macdonald Elwood thought the terminal was defective when he had his ticket validated.
  • The convenience store cashier immediately came around the counter to give the winner a hug and tell him he was a millionaire.
  • The lucky winner sat in his car for an hour, completely overwhelmed by the news.
  • This hard working man will finally be able to realize his dream of retiring and going back home to be near his family.
  • When he came to claim his cheque, a very emotional Mr. Macdonald Elwood explained his plans of building a house with a carpentry workshop attached so he can pursue cabinet making at his own pace.
  • He plans on making a number of wise investments.


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. Between January 1 and May 23, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 52 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 34 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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