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$1,000,000Bas‑Saint‑Laurent: Extra special New Year’s celebrations thanks to Lotto Max!

$1,000,000Bas‑Saint‑Laurent: Extra special New Year’s celebrations thanks to Lotto Max!

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.


In summary

  • 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.


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.