A $60 million jackpot won for a second time in Québec! - A Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean couple shares their winnings with loved ones

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Marie-Josée Picard and Carl Villeneuve hold the $60M winning Lotto Max ticket for the February 10 jackpot. The two Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean residents decided to share their winnings with members of their respective families, including their children, their fathers and their siblings. This jackpot was won approximately one month after a group of 28 people pocketed another $60M Lotto Max jackpot.

The winners received their checks during a meeting with the press held at Loto-Québec's Québec City offices.

The lucky couple shared their winnings with their loved ones, namely:

  • Anick Picard, Capitale-Nationale
  • Carl Picard, Capitale-Nationale
  • Jean-Yves Picard, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Michel Joseph André Picard, Ontario
  • Pierre Joseph Patrick Picard, British Colombia
  • Denis Villeneuve, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Jean-Denis Villeneuve, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Marc-Olivier Villeneuve, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Marie-Ève Villeneuve, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Léon Maurice Villeneuve, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Line Villeneuve, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean


  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $60,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Odds of winning:1 in 28,633,528 with one play
  • Draw date: February 10, 2017
  • Winners' place of residence: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Retailer: Accommodation Chez François (677 Boulevard Tadoussac, Canton-Tremblay)
  • The retailer will receive $600,000, the equivalent of 1% of the prize.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec's Québec City office

Winners' reactions

  • Ms. Picard and Mr. Villeneuve learned they had won $60M when they checked their ticket at the convenience store.
  • They always told themselves that they would share their winnings with their loved ones if they ever won the jackpot.
  • So, they immediately got on the phone to tell everyone the good news.
  • The winners plan on continuing to work and let the dust settle.

A second $60 jackpot is won in Québec in one month's time!

  • It is the second time that a $60 million jackpot is won in Québec. At the January 6 draw, a group of 28 Montérégie and Centre-du-Québec residents were the first to win the maximum jackpot offered at Lotto Max.

A record month of January for lotteries

  • Quebecers were particularly lucky at the lottery during the first month of 2017. In total, 14 prizes of 1 million dollars or more were claimed by no fewer than 39 millionaires! In both cases, these prizes broke historic records for Loto-Québec in terms of winnings awarded in a given month.

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. From January 1 to December 31, 2016, a record number of 104 prizes worth $1 million or more were awarded in Québec.

Lotteries site: loteries.lotoquebec.com
twitter.com/LotoQcLoteries Hashtag: #lotoquebec
Snapchat: @loto-quebec


SOURCE Loto-Québec

For further information: Source: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media, Loto-Québec, 514-499-5130, patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com, twitter.com/patricelavoie; Information: Danny Racine, Communications Officer, Loto-Québec, 514-499-7101, danny.racine@loto-quebec.com


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