Montréal, April 14, 2022 — Caroline Vandal and François Hébert, who live in the Capitale-Nationale region, took home $1,000,000 in the April 1 Lotto Max draw. While vacuuming, François remembered that he and his spouse had purchased a ticket for the previous day’s draw. He interrupted his chore to check the ticket, which is when he saw that he had the winning combination for a Maxmillions prize! “He just abandoned the chore!” said Caroline when she came to pick up the cheque. “I never finished my vacuuming!” added François, laughing.
VIDEO – Watch François Hébert and Caroline Vandal tell the story of the moment they learned that they’d won $1,000,000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUH0udQf9X8
- François Hébert checked the ticket via the Lotteries app by scanning the QR code it. “I saw that there was the number one, then a bunch of zeros after that... It was a million dollars! I broke out into a smile... and I danced around all day! It still feels like I’m on a cloud.”
- The new parents came to pick up their cheque for $1,000,000 with family at the Loto-Québec winners’ lounge at Méga Centre Beauport in Quebec City.
- François shared that he plans to buy a convertible. The couple’s long-term plans are to improve their housing situation and make investments.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Couche-Tard on Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, in Quebec City. The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, i.e. $10,000.
- Lottery game: Lotto Max
- Prize: $1,000,000
- Category: Maxmillions
- Draw date: April 1, 2022
- Winners’ place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
- Retailer: Couche-Tard (3525 Chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, Quebec City)
The retailer will receive a commission equal to 1% of the overall prize, i.e. $10,000.
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 10, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 30 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 7 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.