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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.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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