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$1,000,000 A Montérégie resident wins big at Lotto Max and stays cool as a cucumber

$1,000,000 A Montérégie resident wins big at Lotto Max and stays cool as a cucumber

Montréal, October 9, 2018 – Montérégie resident Sylvie Binette remained calm, cool and collected when she learned she had won a million dollars at the September 28 Lotto Max draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: September 28, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: IGA Extra (110 Boulevard Don-Quichotte, L’Île-Perrot)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Ms. Binette barely reacted when she saw the amount of $1,000,000 printed on her validation coupon.
  • A few minutes later, she called Loto-Québec to find out how to claim her prize.
  • She went on with her day as if nothing had happened. “I was in a particularly good mood, though!”
  • The lucky winner invited her children over for dinner to announce the good news. “We knew something was up when she invited us all over on a Tuesday night!”
  • They were thrilled to learn that their mother had become a millionaire.
  • The winner plans on purchasing a new condo and car as well as pampering her children. But she intends to continue to lead a normal life.


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 October 9, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 111 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 96 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 18 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Ours big winners can be found on the Winners page of our Lotteries website.



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

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