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$1,000,000A Capitale-Nationale family strikes it rich with Québec Max

$1,000,000A Capitale-Nationale family strikes it rich with Québec Max

Montréal, November 6, 2018 – Danyelle Côté won $1,000,000 at the October 26 draw of Québec Max. She shares her prize with her spouse, Gilles Guérin, as well as with her children, Sandra Côté Guimond and Eric Guimond.


In short

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional prizes
  • Claim date: October 26, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (5150 Boulevard de l’Ormière, Québec)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s offices in Québec City



  • Mr. Guérin purchased two Double Jeu Max tickets, one for himself and one for his spouse.
  • He asked her to choose one of the two tickets.
  • After the draw, Mr. Guérin had their tickets validated. Once back home, he showed her the validation coupon and said, “You won a million dollars!”
  • “I’m a millionaire!” she exclaimed.
  • Ms. Côté, who came to Loto-Québec accompanied by her spouse and children, shared her prize with the family.


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 6, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 125 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 101 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 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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