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$1,000,000Montréal has a new millionaire thanks to Québec Max!

$1,000,000Montréal has a new millionaire thanks to Québec Max!

Montréal, October 1, 2020 — Montrealer Flora Silva took home a whopping $1,000,000 in the September 4 Québec Max draw. 


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional prize
  • Draw date: September 4, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Alisoir (6618 Rue de Marseille, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Flora occasionally buys lottery tickets, which she tends to forget about for several months before checking them.
  • However, the lucky lady exceptionally checked the ticket she bought for the September 4 Québec Max draw the very next day. Flora was gobsmacked when she saw all those zeros!
  • The winner checked her ticket a dozen times before sharing the good news with her spouse, who initially thought it was a joke.
  • Not taking it seriously, he double-checked what she told him via Loto-Québec’s Lotteries app.
  • When Flora came to collect her prize, she was accompanied by her spouse and two sons. She says she intends to put the money towards her retirement and use it to pay off a few debts.


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 Québec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, sending in your prize claim by mail is the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000. 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 September 28, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 85 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 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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