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$1,000,000 Seven co-workers from Montréal and Montérégie share a Maxmillions prize

$1,000,000 Seven co-workers from Montréal and Montérégie share a Maxmillions prize

Montréal, October 30, 2018 – At the Lotto Max draw of October 19, a group of seven co-workers from Montréal and Montérégie won a million-dollar prize on a ticket purchased using Formule groupe.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Claim date: October 19, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal et Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Tong Tong (3367, boulevard des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% prize of $10,000
  •  Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • The prize was won by a group of seven who split 11 shares purchased using Formule groupe amongst themselves.
  • This group of co-workers gets together to play the lottery every time the jackpot reaches $30 million.
  • The winners have a wide range of plans in mind, from renovations to investments.  


The winners are:

  • François Blanchette, Montérégie
  • Gino Rinus Carbonel Olivera, Montréal
  • André Dépatie, Montérégie
  • André Gagnon, Montréal
  • Otilia Grigorita Ionel, Montréal
  • Drago Kuzma, Montréal
  • Nhi Thanh Truc Vo, Montérégie


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 October 23, 2018, Loto-Québec has paid out 120 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 100 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 20 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.


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

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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