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$1,000,000A Bas-Saint-Laurent couple takes home a Maxmillions prize!

$1,000,000A Bas-Saint-Laurent couple takes home a Maxmillions prize!

Montréal, October 25, 2018 – Bas-Saint-Laurent residents Jeannelle Jalbert and Denis Côté won $1,000,000 at the Lotto Max draw of October 12.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: October 12, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Retailer: Centre commercial Rivière-du-Loup lottery kiosk (298, boulevard Armand-Thériault, Rivière-du-Loup)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • Ms. Jalbert couldn’t believe that she had a million-dollar ticket.
  • The lucky winner had her ticket validated by the cashier instead of checking her numbers one by one.
  • Everyone in the store cheered after her big win became known. Ms. Jalbert mentioned she had trouble taking it all in at the time.
  • It’s only once she returned home that she realized she had won a Maxmillions prize.
  • She then went to see her spouse at work to tell him the good news.
  • Mr. Côté has decided to work less, whiles Ms. Jalbert wants to take time out to reflect. She does wish to go car hunting however!



  • “I felt like a real dud, because all my motions were bottled up inside. I had no reaction, even when I told my family,” she confided when she came to pick up her big cheque.


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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