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$500,000 Lotto Max: A third big lottery win for a Montréal couple!

$500,000 Lotto Max: A third big lottery win for a Montréal couple!

Montréal, October 30, 2018 – Montréal couple Francine Croteau and Sylvain Bouthillier won half a Maxmillions prize and took home $500,000 at the October 26 Lotto Max draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max (online purchase)
  • Prize won: $500,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: October 26, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • For the third time, Mr. Bouthillier and Ms. Croteau win a substantial sum at the lottery.
  • In 2003, they won $1,000,000 at Lotto 6/49, and in 2009 they took home $75,000 at Québec 49.
  • This time, the couple pocketed half a Maxmillions prize on a ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com, for a total of $500,000
  • Mr. Bouthillier likes Loto-Québec’s online gaming website because he can purchase plays for several draws at a time and never miss a draw, all from the comfort of his own home.
  • This retired couple plans on continuing to travel.


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 October 30, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 122 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 100 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


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=8uGQ3AMEmME.


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

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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