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$1,000,000A Mauricie resident lucks out with Québec Max!

$1,000,000A Mauricie resident lucks out with Québec Max!

Montréal, August 20, 2020 — Mauricie resident Jacques Tousignant took home $1,000,000 in the July 31 Québec Max draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional selections
  • Draw date: July 31, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Mauricie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur général Le Colibri de Sainte-Flore (3270 Chemin de Sainte-Flore, Shawinigan)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Quebec City



  • Jacques checked his Québec Max ticket using a self-serve ticket checker.
  • He immediately saw the slew of zeros, but said nothing and drove away.
  • He then went to another retailer to check his ticket again. He got the same outcome.
  • Still not believing it, Jacques checked his ticket a third time at another retailer. He then thought: “It can’t be that all three terminals don’t work!” 
  • Now a million dollars richer, he says he intends to spoil his sons!


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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