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$1,000,000A new millionaire thanks to a ticket purchased in Drummondville!

$1,000,000A new millionaire thanks to a ticket purchased in Drummondville!

Montréal, May 18, 2018 – Ontario resident Steven L. Geisel won a prize of $1,000,000 at the Lotto Max draw of May 11. The winner was just passing through Drummondville while on a business trip when he purchased the lucky ticket at the Couche-Tard located on Rue Girardin Nord.


The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: May 11, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Waterloo, Ontario
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (5000, rue Girardin Nord, Drummondville)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Geisel was full of emotion when he visited us at Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal Friday morning.
  • It’s by sheer chance that he purchased his ticket in Drummondville where he stopped for gas.
  • At the beginning of the week, Mr. Geisel remembered that he had purchased a Lotto Max ticket. He went to the Loto-Québec website to check it. To his great surprise, he learned he had won a $1,000,000!
  • He couldn’t believe his luck and checked the numbers over and over again to be sure.
  • “I even asked my mother and brother to take a look and make sure they saw the same winning numbers” he said.
  • Mr. Geisel plans to use his winnings to pay off his mortgage, pamper his mother and brother and make a few investments.


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. Between January 1 and May 17, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 51 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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