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$1,000,000A Laval resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto Max!

$1,000,000A Laval resident becomes a millionaire thanks to Lotto Max!

Montréal, September 23, 2020 – Laval resident Joseph Milius took home a $1,000,000 Maxmillions in the February 25 Lotto Max draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: February 25, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Retailer: Shell Boni-Soir (7505 Boulevard Langelier, Saint-Léonard)

The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.

  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montreal



  • Joseph regularly buys Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 tickets.
  • Last February, the lucky man stopped for gas on his way to Montréal to sign a work contract and decided to buy a Lotto Max ticket at the same time.
  • “You never know, it could be my lucky day!” the optimist told himself.
  • Hoping he’d won a nice prize, he had his ticket validated right after the draw. Well, that nice prize turned out to be $1,000,000!
  • Having waited for the COVID-19 situation to settle a bit, he was all smiles as he claimed his prize at Loto‑Québec’s offices.
  • The winner plans to use this influx of cash to make some investments and buy a condo.


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 temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. Winners of prizes of $10,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.


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 21, Loto-Québec paid out 82 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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