2020 begins with a big bang at Atlantic Lottery

The new year started off with a real bang for Atlantic Lottery players … or bangs, that is.

Those bangs were the sound of the many confetti cannons we fired off for all the major winners who have walked through our doors since Jan. 1. Just two months into the year, we have already given out nearly 100 major prizes of $10,000 or more. Even more excitingly, that adds up to more than $9 million in prizes during this time!

Here’s a look back at some of our major winners we’ve met so far in 2020…

Ron LeBlanc and Roseline Thériault of Memramcook, N.B. won $500,000 on Maxmillions the night of the record-breaking $70-million Lotto Max jackpot. In celebration of their big win, Ron purchased Roseline a diamond ring and said a spontaneous wedding will follow sometime in the next year.


Freddie Savoie of Brantville, N.B. was one of two winners who split the second prize on the Dec. 31, 2019 Lotto Max draw, with each player taking home $389,696.60. Thanks to his win, the musician will be able to fulfill his lifelong dream of recording his own album. We can’t wait to hear it!


D’Arcy Moynaugh of Calgary, Alta. purchased a ticket for the Jan. 7 Lotto Max draw while on a business trip in Saint John, N.B. The New Brunswick-bought ticket turned out to be a Maxmillions winner worth $500,000. Moynaugh and his wife have enjoyed their visits to the region so much, they are considering retirement in Atlantic Canada.


Alex Bailey of Truro, N.S. won $1 million on Lotto Max Twist. While players can typically win up to $100,000 on Twist, Bailey won during the Twist 10X Tuesdays promotion that multiplied his total winnings by 10 for a grand total win of $1 million!


Jason Walsh of St. John’s, N.L. has played Daily Grand regularly since the lottery game was introduced in Atlantic Canada in 2017. On Jan. 20, the 37-year-old won the game’s second prize, which is one of two options: $25,000 a year for life, or a lump sum payment of $500,000. Walsh chose to take the lump sum payment.


Thérèse LeBreton of Maltempec, N.B. got the gift of a lifetime when she validated her $500,000 Maxmillions winning Lotto Max ticket just two days before her 64th birthday. Thanks to her win, LeBreton and her husband, Gilles, will be able to retire together, much sooner than they ever thought possible.


Emery Deleavey and Lucie Thibeault of Anfield, N.B. had already made their regular lottery purchases at the grocery store and were about to head home when Lucie had an unexplainable urge to ask the cashier for two more tickets. It’s a good thing she did, because one of those was a top prize-winning Set for Life ticket. Atlantic Lottery’s Set for Life offers two options for the top prize – $1,000 a week for 25 years or a lump sum payment of $675,000. Deleavey and Thibeault took the lump sum payment.