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$1,000,000 Montréal: A new millionaire thanks to Québec Max!

$1,000,000 Montréal: A new millionaire thanks to Québec Max!

Montréal, September 9, 2020 — Montréal resident Johanne Belair took home $1,000,000 in the July 31 Québec Max draw. “My wife will be ecstatic,” said the lucky winner's husband when he checked the ticket using Loto-Québec’s Lotteries app the day after the draw.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional selections
  • Draw date: July 31, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montreal
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Dada Plus (5041 Boulevard Couture, Montréal)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Johanne and her husband, who've been married for 30 years, have been long-time buyers of Quebec Max lottery tickets.
  • This time, however, she was the lucky owner of a winning ticket.
  • “This is so surreal! It’s like a dream come true!” Johanne said when she came by Loto-Québec’s head office.
  • The couple say they intend to spoil their children and plan their retirement.


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 $25,000 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 August 17, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 69 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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