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$500,000Lotto Max: One prize is nice... but two is even better!

$500,000Lotto Max: One prize is nice... but two is even better!

Montréal, January 22, 2020 – On December 31, Laval resident Daniel Vanasse won $500,000 playing Lotto Max on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $500,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Date of the win: December 31, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Claim date and place: January 3, 2020, at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • In Daniel’s couple, he is the lottery fan. He likes to try his luck when large prizes are offered and finds lotoquebec.com’s platform very user-friendly.

  • Recently, he was delighted to visit Loto-Québec’s claim centre for a second time! After winning $5,000 at Lotto 6/49 just over five years ago, the Laval resident took home one half of a Maxmillions, or $500,000, thanks to a Lotto Max ticket purchased online.

  • For the December 31 draw, he bought two tickets: one with his favourite combination and the other as a Quick Pick. It was the latter that delivered the big surprise!

  • When Daniel checked the draw results on the morning of January 1, he immediately said to his spouse: “Sweetheart! We’ve won $500,000!” She was more sceptical, though. “It’s unbelievable,” she said when they came to pick up the cheque.

  • Thanks to that second win, the lucky man will have a more comfortable retirement.


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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