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$1,000,000A Lotto Max player from Montérégie becomes a millionaire just in time for Christmas

$1,000,000A Lotto Max player from Montérégie becomes a millionaire just in time for Christmas

Montréal, January 18, 2019 – Christmas came early for Montérégie resident Patrick Vatblé, who won a $1 million Maxmillions prize in the December 14 Lotto Max draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: December 14, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Brunet (635 Rue Duvernay, Verchères)
  • The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Patrick went out to buy some eggs and came back with the confirmation that he had won $1 million. He just couldn’t believe it.

  • He plans to invest the money so he and his spouse can grow old comfortably and without a care. In the short term, he will buy a new car and take a trip to the West Indies to visit family.


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. In 2018, Loto-Québec paid out a record 139 prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. A list of winners is available on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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