Retailer who sold $55M Lotto Max ticket gets his 1% cut

A Plateau dep owner who sold a winning $55 million Lotto Max ticket last month is now $550,000 richer.

Loto-Quebec held a brief cheque ceremony Thursday outside Depanneur No. 1 on Marie-Anne St. E. for Mohamed Taher and his staff.

The $55 million winning ticket from the Lotto Max draw was sold there, which means the establishment instantly gets one per cent of the prize money from Loto-Quebec.

It's one of the largest amounts the lottery agency has ever paid to a retailer.

Taher says he plans to use part of his winnings to pay off his mortgage.