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$197,679Lotto Max: After a bit of bad luck, really good luck!

$197,679Lotto Max: After a bit of bad luck, really good luck!

Montréal, February 4, 2020 – On January 7, Montréal resident John Filijowycz won $197,679 playing Lotto Max on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $197,679
  • Category: 6/7+B
  • Date of the win: January 7, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Claim date and place: January 9, 2020, at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Filijowycz always buys his tickets online.

  • He was at the garage having his care repaired when he got a call saying that he’d won $197,679 thanks to Lotto Max, his favourite lottery.

  • The news couldn’t have come at a better time: In the same week, he had to have a root canal and his car broke down.

  • His cousin with whom he is really close came along to Loto-Québec’s offices to share the excitement of winning.

  • Aside from making some investments, he plans to make his long-time dream come true: Go to see the Super Bowl.


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. In 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.