Ho hum, another million dollar lottery.
After winning a $1 million prize in 2017 on a Loto-Québec Extra, Giuseppa and Nunzio Lanteri won the historic $65 million Lotto Max jackpot, the largest lottery prize ever won in the entire country.
For those keeping track, they’re on pace to win $4 trillion in 2021.
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According to the Loto-Québec press release, Giuseppa Lo Giudice Lanteri won a ‘Free Play’ ticket through Québec Max, to which she decided to add Lotto Max and Extra.
The add-on became the biggest lottery prize in history.
The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur Springland in Montreal and the convenience store will collect a cool $650,000, 1% of the jackpot, as commission.
During their first lottery go-around, the Lanteris family split the $1 million winnings among their two children and plan on splitting last week’s whopper eight ways, again, within the family.
— LotoQuebec (@LotoQuebec) June 17, 2019
“We’re happy to be able to provide for our kids,” says Nunzio. The family plans to purchase a new home in the same Montreal neighbourhood they’ve been living in for 50 years, as per Loto-Québec.
Instead of taking your chances at future lotteries, we’d recommend befriending the Lanteris family instead, your odds may be higher.