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$1,000,000 at Lotto MaxMontérégie: So many zeros, she couldn't believe her luck!

$1,000,000 at Lotto MaxMontérégie: So many zeros, she couldn't believe her luck!

Montréal, October 26, 2020 — Every now and then, Thérèse Sauvé treats herself to some lottery tickets. When the Montérégie resident checked her Lotto Max ticket for the October 9 draw and saw all the zeros on-screen, she couldn’t believe that she’d won $1,000,000!


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: October 9, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Familiprix (5885 Chemin de Chambly, Saint-Hubert)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Thérèse admitted that she had a hard time sleeping before she came to claim her prize, which she intends to share with her spouse.
  • She says she’s made a list of all the ways she’d like to spend the money, but is waiting to see the sum in her bank account before making any real plans.
  • The lucky winner and her spouse were with their two children when they came to pick up the massive cheque. They admitted they were a little sad that they couldn’t celebrate the win together due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19.


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 October 19, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 90 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 12 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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