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$50,000,000A Capitale-Nationale man retires early after winning the Lotto Max jackpot!

$50,000,000A Capitale-Nationale man retires early after winning the Lotto Max jackpot!

Montréal, January 7, 2021 — Capitale-Nationale resident François Delisle took home the whopping $50,000,000 Lotto Max jackpot in the December 22 draw. It was a huge surprise that will allow him to retire early!


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $50,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: December 22, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Retailer: Sprint St-Augustin (211 Route 138, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $500,000.



  • On December 22, the Lotto Max jackpot climbed to $50,000,000.
  • So François decided to try his luck and play.
  • His decision paid off big time, since he's the one who bagged the major prize!
  • After finding out how much he’d won, the newly minted multimillionaire broke the news to his family.
  • The new year is off to a great start thanks to his stroke of luck, which will allow him to retire early, purchase a home outside of the city, and buy a new car.
  • The winner also plans to invest some of the money, travel when circumstances allow, and spoil his spouse and immediate family.


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 $10,000 or more to contact its customer service team. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 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. In 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 108 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 16 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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