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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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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