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$1,000,000 Lotto Max: A couple become millionaires!

$1,000,000 Lotto Max: A couple become millionaires!

Montréal, August 31, 2020 — Cynthia Desrosiers and Philippe Nadeau, who reside in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions respectively, won a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, in the July 31 Lotto Max draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: July 31, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Ultramar (55 Route Campagna, Saint-Henri-de-Lévis)

       The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.

  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • Cynthia and Philippe have been buying lottery tickets as a couple for a long time. However, this is the first time they’ve won such a large sum.
  • Because their win is so recent, they say they still don’t what they’ll do with the money. They do, however, plan to enjoy the rest of the summer.


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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