Giuseppa Lanteri and her husband, Nunzio, with their record $65 million Lotto Max check. PHOTO: Loto Quebec
In an amazing stroke of luck and good fortune, a Montreal family that won $1 million in 2017 took home a $65 million Lotto Max prize this week.
Giuseppa Lanteri and her husband, Nunzio, receive their $65 million Lotto Max check. PHOTO: Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
The Lanteri family from Montreal were presented a cheque by Loto-Québec on Monday after winning the biggest jackpot ever drawn in Canada.
The head office of Loto-Québec, in Montreal. PHOTO: Mario Beauregard / Métro
Giuseppa Lanteri and Nunzio Lanteri, who won $1 million in the Extra draw on Jan. 20, 2017, shared the prize with their two children, Jane and Salvatore Lanteri.
This time, the $65 million was divided between eight family members.
The Lanteris celebrate at the check presentation. PHOTO: Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz
The Lanteris were quiet at the award ceremony, but did share their travel plans — a tour of Italy, where they are from, and Mauritius, where Jane Lanteri’s spouse is from.
The ticket was bought from Ville-Émard dépanneur. owner Martine Guérin, who sold the winning ticket, will receive $650,000 which is one per cent of the draw.
Guérin said she mainly intends to invest in her business, and perhaps “spoil herself a little.”