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$1,000,000A Lanaudière couple become millionaires thanks to Québec Max

$1,000,000A Lanaudière couple become millionaires thanks to Québec Max

Montréal, March 12, 2020 – Johanne Rivest and Serge Faillant, a couple living in the Lanaudière region, took home $1 million in the February 25 Québec Max draw. The lucky couple will be retiring earlier than expected!


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: 7/7
  • Draw date: February 25, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Kiosque Galeries Joliette (1075 Boulevard Firestone, Joliette)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • The couple had their ticket validated at the grocery store during a very busy shopping period.

  • When the terminal chimed to announce that a major prize had been won, Johanne counted the zeros and started to cry, and so did the cashier. Customers around them applauded the couple’s good fortune.

  • As new grandparents awaiting yet another grandchild, the couple decided to give their daughter the family home and have a smaller one built next door for themselves.


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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