Montréal, January 15, 2020 – Bas-Saint-Laurent resident Roger Barriault took home $1 million in the December 31 Lotto Max draw. The lucky winner started off the year with a bang by discovering his win during New Year’s Eve celebrations.
- Lottery: Lotto Max
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Maxmillions
- Draw date: December 31, 2019
- Winner’s place of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent
- Retailer: Brunet (750 Avenue du Phare Ouest, Matane)
- The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
- Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City
Roger was celebrating with his family on New Year’s Eve when he decided to check his Lotto Max ticket using Loto-Québec’s Lotteries app.
He was stunned to see the impressive $1,000,000 appear on his cell screen. “My body temperature went up. I just couldn’t believe it!” said the new millionaire.
He happily told his family the good news, which certainly cranked up the festivities.
Back home, Roger and his spouse kept repeating: “We’re not dreaming... right? We’ve really won $1 million?”
The winner plans to retire and have fun running his tractor around the woods. He would also like to replace his snowmobile.
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.