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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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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