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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.