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$1,000,000Lotto Max: A group of co-workers split a Maxmillions prize!

$1,000,000Lotto Max: A group of co-workers split a Maxmillions prize!

Montréal, May 30, 2018 – Seven Lanaudière co-workers won $1,000,000 at the May 18 Lotto Max draw. The winners are:

  • Chantal Beaulieu
  • Normand Bélanger
  • Serge Clermont
  • Suzanne Côté (group leader)
  • Hélène Hébert
  • Renée Murray
  • Sylvie Porlier


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: May 18 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (910 Boulevard Iberville, Repentigny)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Ms. Côté, the group leader, and the six other members of the group came to Loto-Québec in a limousine, totally energized!
  • The group is composed of people how have been members for a long time and others who were added more recently.
  • Ms. Côté checked the ticket two days after the draw, just before heading out to work.
  • Since she was bewildered by the ticket checker screen, she asked the retailer to validate the ticket on the terminal.
  • The terminal began to chime, and the retailer told her: “You won a million dollars!”
  • Ms. Côté replied: “Are you kidding me?”
  • With butterflies and weak knees, the group leader met up with her spouse and went to her place of work. Only three members of the group were there that morning.
  • After the morning briefing, their boss asked them if anyone had anything to add. Ms. Côté stood up, took the two other group members by the hand and said: “You are working with million-dollar winners!”
  • Many plans in view: a trip to Italy, renovations, an extended vacation in Florida, the purchase of a condo and retirement.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and May 23, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 52 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 34 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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