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$1,000,000 A Centre-du-Québec couple wins a Maxmillions prize

$1,000,000 A Centre-du-Québec couple wins a Maxmillions prize

Montréal, October 25, 2018 – Centre-du-Québec residents Danny Breton and Sonia Blais won $1,000,000 at the October 12 draw of Lotto Max.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: October 12, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Ultramar Dépan Express (635, avenue Saint-Louis, Plessisville)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • Danny Breton and Sonia Blais don’t play the lottery on a regular basis. But after seeing the ads for all the Lotto Max prizes in play, the decided to try their luck.
  • They checked their ticket themselves, but went to the convenience store to be sure because they thought they were seeing too many zeroes. Once the ticket was validated by a retailer, Mr. Breton showed the validation coupon to the person behind him in line to make sure he saw the same thing.
  • The couple plans to take time out to reflect before making any plans on what to do with their winnings.


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 23, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 120 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.


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

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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