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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.