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LotteriesTwo major prize winners in Montérégie

LotteriesTwo major prize winners in Montérégie

Montréal, November 2, 2021 — Two Montérégie residents took home major winnings in the last few weeks. Respectively, Jonathan Girard and Yvan Gagné won $1,000,000 with Québec Max and $250,000 with Banco.


An unplanned purchase that proved lucky

Jonathan Girard won $1,000,000 in the Québec Max draw on October 12. On his way home from a hunting trip, Jonathan stopped at a convenience store to buy a coffee. His bill wasn’t high enough to be able to pay with his card so he decided to add a lottery ticket. The next day, he checked his ticket using the Lotteries app on his cell phone and realized he’d won a prize. In all his excitement, he thought he’d won $100,000. But then he counted the zeros again and saw he was a millionaire! He’d like to buy himself a house with his winnings, and he’ll take his time before making any other decisions.


The winning ticket was purchased at Marché Désilets, in the municipality of Saint-Hugues. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional prize
  • Draw date: October 12, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Marché Désilets (411 Rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Hugues). The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


A nice nest egg for retirement

Yvan Gagné won $250,000 in the Banco draw on October 2. When he received his cheque, he said that the amount would allow him to increase his nest egg for retirement.


The winning ticket was bought at the Dépanneur P. H. Garneau on Rue Principale, in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford.


In summary

  • Lottery: Banco
  • Prize: $250,000
  • Category: 8/8, $10 wager
  • Draw date: October 2, 2021
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur P. H. Garneau (2115 Rue Principale, Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford)


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. Winning ticket holders are invited to contact customer service. 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 November 1, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 126 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 18 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.



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Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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