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$1,000,000A new Montérégie millionaire thanks to Lotto Max

$1,000,000A new Montérégie millionaire thanks to Lotto Max

Montréal, November 20, 2018 – Montérégie resident Ginette Lemieux walked away from the October 26 Lotto Max draw with $1,000,000.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: October 26, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: IGA (305, rue Saint-Joseph, Sainte-Martine)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • “How many zeros?” asked Ms. Lemieux when she had her ticket validated at the retailer. When the store clerk confirmed she had won a million dollars, she had to hold onto the counter with both hands, before getting a hug and crying tears of joy.
  • Because Ms. Lemieux wanted to tell her spouse in person, she waited several hours for him to come home from work.
  • Once he was home and sitting down, Ms. Lemieux told him she had won the lottery.
  • “$1,000? $10,000?” he asked. She finally gave him the big news when she told him the actual amount of her winnings!
  • The couple plans to travel and pamper their children.


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 November 20, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 129 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 102 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.

A video of the winner was posted to Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel. It can be used for online versions of articles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP4_olDP34U.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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