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$1,000,000Lanaudière: A lucky millionaire thanks to Québec Max!

$1,000,000Lanaudière: A lucky millionaire thanks to Québec Max!

Montréal, August 26, 2020 — Lanaudière resident Michel Carpentier took home a $1,000,000 prize in the July 14 Québec Max draw. “Things couldn’t be better!” said the lucky winner when he met with the agent at Loto-Québec’s head office.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional selection
  • Draw date: July 14, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Formule 1 (680 Avenue Gilles-Villeneuve, Berthierville)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • The day after the draw, Michel checked his ticket.
  • Without his glasses, he wasn’t sure how much he’d won.
  • Although he knows people who have won the lottery, this is the first time he’s the one taking home a significant amount.
  • Michel plans to buy a new car and a small fishing boat to start.
  • He’ll take his time to consider what comes next.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices. Winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


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 August 17, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 69 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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