Quebec's $70,000,000 Lotto Max Jackpot Winner Has Humble Plans For His Fortune

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Senior Editor
Lotto Max jackpot winner Marcel Lussier receives his absurdly large cheque.

Lotto Max jackpot winner Marcel Lussier receives his absurdly large cheque.

Montérégie resident Marcel Lussier is the lucky winner of the June 7 Lotto Max jackpot, taking home more than $70,000,000. On Friday, he picked up his absurdly large cheque at the Loto-Québec head office in Montreal.

In a press release, the Crown corporation described Lussier as a "history buff and genealogy enthusiast" with plans to spend at least part of his winnings on his hobbies — plus a cruise.

He told Loto-Québec that he has "71 million plans for the future." Including what the company called "secondary prizes," Lussier claimed $70,027,052 in total.

The Brossard dépanneur — Dépanneur Bethell on boulevard Rome — where he bought his ticket will get a 1% commission, totalling $700,270.

Loto-Québec usually shares some sort of charming anecdote about lottery players' experiences finding out about their wins.

In this case, Lussier is said to have had a "funny inkling" that he was the jackpot winner on the night of the draw. He then tried to find a hiding spot for his ticket and then stressed about possibly forgetting the location.

Lussier is the third Quebecer to win a $70,000,000 Lotto Max Jackpot since 2020 when twoQuebecers became overnight multi-millionaires.

"Lotto Max is a hit with Quebecers, and the lottery game churns out loads of winners every year," Loto-Québec President and CEO Jean‑François Bergeron said in the press release.

"Last year, Quebec players were especially lucky, pocketing nearly $1.5 billion in lottery prizes, including 131 prizes of $1 million or more, which are all-time highs."

Your chances of winning the lottery are still very, very low.

Thomas MacDonald
Senior Editor
Thomas is MTL Blog's Senior Editor. He lives in Saint-Henri and loves it so much that he named his cat after it. On weekdays, he's publishing stories, editing and helping to manage MTL Blog's team of amazing writers. His beats include the STM, provincial and municipal politics and Céline Dion. On weekends, you might run into him brunching at Greenspot, walking along the Lachine Canal or walking Henri the cat in Parc Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.