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$1,000,000A group of 20 co-workers win at Lotto Max

$1,000,000A group of 20 co-workers win at Lotto Max

Montréal, November 16, 2018 – A group of 20 co-workers organized by Montérégie resident Serge Houle walked away with a Maxmillions prize at the October 19 draw of Lotto Max.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: October 19, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides, Laval, Mauricie, Montérégie and Montréal
  • Retailer: Jean Coutu (970, boulevard Casavant Ouest, Saint-Hyacinthe)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • “It’s about time!” exclaimed group leader Serge who began the group in 2009.
  • The group plays Quick Picks whenever the jackpot reaches $15 M.
  • Serge had the pleasure of announcing the good news to his co-workers, four of whom are retired.
  • Although skeptical at first, the group got a true sense of their big win when they came to claim their cheques. A total of 19 of the 20 winners were present at the ceremony.
  • Plans ranged from home renovations and paying off debts to a trip to Japan.
  • One of the winners happened to be retiring on the day she came to claim her cheque!


The winners, who each received $50,000, are:

  • Michael Bailey, Montérégie
  • Marie Beaumont, Laurentides
  • Isabelle Doré, Montréal
  • Marc Durocher, Laurentides
  • Jacques Gaudreau, Montérégie
  • Claude Gignac, Montérégie
  • Benoît Giroux, Montérégie
  • Nicolas Gonthier, Montérégie
  • Jonathan Guidi, Laurentides
  • Serge Houle (group leader), Montérégie
  • Richard Lavoie, Mauricie
  • Michel Leduc, Montréal
  • Éric Olivier, Laurentides
  • Karo Pinard, Montréal
  • Louise Rémillard, Montréal
  • France Riopel, Montréal
  • Pierre-Marc Rondeau, Montérégie
  • Luc St-Amand, Montérégie
  • Michael Sperlazza, Laval
  • Denis Tremblay, Laurentides





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. From January 1 to November 13, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 126 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 101 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big prize winners can be found on the Lotteries website’s Winners page.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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