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1,000,000A Montérégie man plays Lotto Max on a whim and wins big

1,000,000A Montérégie man plays Lotto Max on a whim and wins big

Montréal, August 3, 2021 — Upon seeing the size of the June 18 jackpot, Richard Blouin decided to play Lotto Max and wound up a millionaire. The man, who lives in Montérégie, took home a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, with a ticket he purchased online at lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: June 18, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Ticket purchased online at lotoquebec.com



  • Richard doesn’t play Lotto Max often, but when he saw that the jackpot had hit $70,000,000, he decided it was worth taking a chance.
  • His go-to lottery game is Banco, and he enjoys playing Grande Vie and Double Jeu 49, which is a “lotto pack” that includes both Lotto 6/49 and Québec 49.
  • Richard has had a lotoquebec.com account for five years now, and has bought all of his lottery tickets online since the start of the pandemic.
  • He still couldn’t believe his luck when Loto-Québec called him up to confirm his win.
  • Richard says he plans to spoil his immediate family.


COVID-19: How to claim a prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec’s prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City are open by appointment only to ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $2,000 or more. For this reason, players who’ve won such a prize should contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team. Under the current circumstances, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize is still by mail. For more information on prize payment terms and conditions, please visit lotoquebec.com.


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 1, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 100 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Brian LeCompte
Public Affairs Advisor

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