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$1,000,000Two sisters share a Maxmillions prize at Lotto Max

$1,000,000Two sisters share a Maxmillions prize at Lotto Max

Montréal, January 9, 2019 – Montréal resident Maria Natalia Vieira Gananca and her sister, Rosa Maria Vieira, of Toronto, split a $1,000,000 prize at the December 21 Lotto Max draw.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: December 21, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal and Toronto
  • Retailer: Carrefour Laval lottery kiosk (3003 Boulevard le Carrefour, Laval)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Maria Natalia Vieira Gananca and Rosa Maria Vieira regularly purchase Lotto Max, each one in their respective cities. The ticket that would change their lives was the one purchased in Québec.
  • The Toronto resident immediately purchased a round-trip ticket for Montréal to come claim her prize.
  • Maria Natalia, who already had plans to visit her family in Portugal, will now be able to upgrade her trip. She also plans on spoiling her children and take time to reflect on the next step.
  • As for Rosa Maria, she will be fully enjoying her previously scheduled trip to Florida. She plans to help her son pay his university studies.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


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 139 lottery prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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