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$2,000,000A Québec Max multimillionaire is crowned in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

$2,000,000A Québec Max multimillionaire is crowned in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Montréal, April 14, 2021 — René Mercier, who lives in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, took home the $2,000,000 top prize in the March 30 Québec Max draw.


Loto-Québec held a virtual press conference, during which René Mercier was interviewed from the comfort of his home, so that members of the media could meet him. Watch it here: Québec Max : René gagne le gros lot de 2 000 000 $.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $2,000,000
  • Category: Grand prize
  • Draw date: March 30, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Boni-Soir (1794 Route 169, Chambord)

The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $20,000.



  • Just as he always does, René proceeded to check his Québec Max ticket by saying to his spouse:  “Alright, let’s see if we’re millionaires!”
  • He got quite a shock when he saw that he had all the winning numbers for the $2,000,000 grand prize and was now a multimillionaire.
  • The Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean resident wasted no time in telling his spouse the good news.
  • “It's indescribable all the feelings that you feel when you find out you’re a millionaire!” she exclaimed.
  • The lucky winner already knows how he’ll spend the money: by buying a new truck, landscaping his home, spoiling his children, and making investments.
  • One thing is for sure, he’ll be able to turn one of his dreams into reality—that of journeying to the Great North on a fishing expedition with his son once circumstances allow.


COVID-19: How to claim your 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.


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 April 11, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 41 prizes of $1,000,000 or more. 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.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Samuel Larochelle
Public Affairs Advisor

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