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$1,000,000Capitale-Nationale: A new millionaire thanks to an online Lotto Max purchase!

$1,000,000Capitale-Nationale: A new millionaire thanks to an online Lotto Max purchase!

Montréal, October 5, 2018 – Capitale-Nationale resident Michel Nadeau had the surprise of his life when he learned that he one a million dollars at the September 28 draw of Lotto Max.



  • Lottery: Lotto Max (ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com)
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Date of win: September 28, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • Mr. Nadeau had quite the weekend after receiving an email informing him of his million-dollar win.
  • Ever the skeptic, he verified with a variety of sources.
  • “I was anxious to receive a call from Loto-Québec,” confided the new millionaire.
  • When Mr. Nadeau came in to pick up his check, he had not yet informed his family of the good news. He wants to think out how he will do it.
  • He will be making some home renovations and some investments to buy time and reflect on this happy event.



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 2, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 105 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 88 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 17 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


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

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