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$1,000,000 A woman shares a Lotto Max prize with six family members

$1,000,000 A woman shares a Lotto Max prize with six family members

Montréal, October 25, 2018 – Capitale-Nationale resident Thérèse Marcotte Leclerc won a million dollars at the September 28 draw of Lotto Max and chose to “share the wealth!”


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: September 28, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Alimentation Saint-Basile (500, rue Dubuc, Saint-Basile)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • While at the grocery store with her daughter and son-in-law, Ms. Marcotte Leclerc decided to have her Lotto Max ticket validated. When the cashier saw the amount won, she called her manager before even telling the customer the news.
  • Concerned about the winner’s reaction, the manager took her daughter and son-in-law aside to explain the situation. The two waited until they were in the car to tell Ms. Marcotte Leclerc that she was a millionaire!
  • Her first reaction was to share her winnings. She came in to claim her prize, surrounded by her spouse and five members of the family, who all received a piece of the pie!


The other winners, all Capitale-Nationale residents, are:

  • Marcel Déry
  • René Fillion
  • Carole Leclerc
  • Julien Leclerc
  • Linda Leclerc
  • Louise Leclerc


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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