MONTRÉAL, Jan. 1, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Yesterday's Lotto Max draw resulted in 4 Maxmillions (one-million-dollar prizes) being won thanks to selections sold in Québec, Ontario and The Prairies. Total prizes for the next Lotto Max draw on Friday, January 3, will be approximately $80 million, including a record jackpot of $70 million, a first-ever for this lottery, and approximately 10 Maxmillions (one-million-dollar prizes).
"Since the start of 2019, the Lotto Max jackpot has been won in Québec five times. A lucky family took home $65,000,000 in June—at the time, it was the biggest jackpot in Canadian history. We hope that this lucky streak that Quebecers are on will continue, and that the latest record jackpot—$70,000,000—will be won here again," says Isabelle Jean, President of Operations – Lotteries and Vice-President of Public Affairs.
Québec's Lotto Max winners
Thanks to Lotto Max, good fortune has smiled on many Quebecers. Since this lottery was launched, 28 jackpots were won in Québec, including one worth $65 million – the biggest jackpot ever won in the province. Four $60 million jackpots were won in draws on January 6, February 10 and December 22, 2017, as well as on June 8, 2018. Three $55 million jackpots were won on July 17, 2015, as well as on April 21 and June 2, 2017. Four $50 million jackpots were won in draws on July 6, 2012, May 31, 2013, May 6, 2016, and May 3, 2019. The 28 prizes totalled over $1,034,000,000!
In addition to those jackpots, several prizes of $1 million or more were won across the province: 132 Maxmillions and 4 Category 6/7+B prizes, plus 96 Maxmillions shares. Added all together, Quebecers have won over $2,304,000,000!
Draw results are available on Loto-Québec's website at lotoquebec.com.
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 30, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 lottery prizes of $1 million or more. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.
For further information: Patrice Lavoie, Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs, Loto-Québec and its subsidiaries, 514-499-5130, [email protected], twitter.com/patricelavoie