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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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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