Several Quebecers were still able to see their luck smile in 2020, and especially during the holiday season when two people got their hands on the jackpots that were at stake.
The last jackpots won are among the five largest prizes acquired in the province, with a winning Lotto Max ticket of $ 55 million validated on December 22 in Montreal by a resident of the Capitale-Nationale; and a prize of $ 28,936,328 won in Laval in the Lotto 6/49 draw on December 19.
“In 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 108 prizes of $ 1,000,000 or more in the lottery, including two record jackpots of $ 70,000,000, the largest amount ever awarded in Quebec, as well as a jackpot of 55 $ 000,000, ”said Isabelle Jean, president of operations – Lotteries and vice-president of public affairs, Loto-Québec.
While buying fewer tickets than in other provinces, Quebecers still won 19.7% of prizes of $ 1 million or more in the Canada-wide Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 lotteries.
They were also lucky when it came to the jackpots, with more than 32% of the winning tickets being validated in Quebec.
The two record-breaking Lotto Max jackpots were awarded to a family of eight in the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches region in February and to a Montrealer in October.
The third biggest jackpot of the year, a sum of $ 55 million, was won in Lotto Max by an Outaouais resident in October.
And the Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries should not be forgotten, while 16 Quebecers are now receiving a lifetime pension.