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$1,000,000Lotto Max: A Capitale-Nationale becomes a millionaire!

$1,000,000Lotto Max: A Capitale-Nationale becomes a millionaire!

Montréal, August 26, 2020 — Capitale-Nationale resident Francine Lagacé Plante won a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, in the Lotto Max July 24 draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: July 24, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Canadian Tire (11095 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Quebec City)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • Francine’s ticket had been sitting her purse for a few days.
  • “It can’t be!” she cried out when she saw the draw results.
  • Her husband remained calm and went to check the ticket.
  • The lucky couple says they plan to split the million-dollar prize with their two daughters.


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.