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$1,000,000A Bas‑Saint‑Laurent couple become millionaires thanks to Lotto Max

$1,000,000A Bas‑Saint‑Laurent couple become millionaires thanks to Lotto Max

Montréal, February 18, 2020 — Bas-Saint-Laurent residents Guylaine Lebel and Francis Bélanger took home a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1 million, in the January 7 Lotto Max draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: January 7, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Retailer: Marché familial (10 Rue Principale Est, Saint-Anaclet)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • Guylaine checked her ticket using the Lotteries app on her phone. After finding out just how much she’d won, she started to shake. She then showed her spouse Francis, with whom she’s sharing the prize.

  • Even though Guylaine doesn’t plan on retiring just yet, she says she’s happy to know that her financial future is secure. As for Francis, he says he plans on treating himself to a new truck and ATV.


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 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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