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$1,000,000Lotto Max: Two Montrealers win a Maxmillions prize with a group-play ticket purchased online!

$1,000,000Lotto Max: Two Montrealers win a Maxmillions prize with a group-play ticket purchased online!

Montréal, November 19, 2020 — Montrealers Jean Didier Savioz and Askar Shirzad each played Lotto Max with a group-play ticket they purchased on Loto-Québec’s gaming website, lotoquebec.com. The lucky winners, who don’t know each other, got the surprise of their lives when they snagged a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, in the October 30 draw.

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max (with a five-share group-play ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: October 30, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal


The winners

  • Jean Didier Savioz (1 share)
  • Askar Shirzad (4 shares)

 

Plans for the future

  • Askar says he wants to use his winnings to spoil his family, while Jean Didier says he plans to continue volunteering.

 

COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.

 

Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.

 

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. Between January 1 and November 15, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 98 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.

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Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

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Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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