Montréal, April 21, 2021 — Liliane Fortin from Capitale-Nationale took home a whopping $15,231,359, i.e. half of the April 13 Lotto Max jackpot, with a ticket she purchased on lotoquebec.com. It’s the biggest prize ever won in Québec at this lottery game with a ticket purchased online!
Loto-Québec held a virtual press conference, during which the winner was interviewed from the comfort of her home, so that members of the media could meet her. Watch it here: Lotto Max: Liliane gagne un lot de 15 231 359 $.
- Lottery: Lotto Max (with a ticket purchased online)
- Prize: $15,231,359
- Category: Jackpot (shared)
- Draw date: April 13, 2021
- Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
Liliane was emotional when she got a call from a Loto-Québec customer service employee, on the day after the April 13 Lotto Max draw, telling her that she’d won $15,231,359, i.e. half of the jackpot. The other half was won in another province.
The lucky woman, who purchased her ticket online at lotoquebec.com, hadn’t yet had time to look at the results, so the Loto-Québec employee invited her to do.
“I saw that it was true, that I had the winning ticket, and that the amount was what the employee had told me. It was incredible!” said the winner, who was quick to tell her spouse and children the good news.
The newly minted multimillionaire says she wants to wait a little before making any plans on how she’ll spend the money. However, she did treat herself to a new pair of glasses!
- Spoiling her children, landscaping her home, and travelling to Europe once circumstances allow are in her plans.
“There have been many Loto Max winners in the province since the start of the year. This $15,231,359 prize is the biggest prize ever won by a Quebecer at this lottery game with a ticket purchased online,” points out Isabelle Jean, President of Operations – Lotteries, and Vice-President of Public Affairs at Loto-Québec.
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 of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec is urging ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $25,000 or more to contact its customer service team. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $25,000 is by mail. For more information on prize payment terms and conditions, please visit lotoquebec.com.
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 April 18, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 42 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided seven lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.