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$1,000,000 A group of taxi company co-workers win big at Lotto Max

$1,000,000 A group of taxi company co-workers win big at Lotto Max

Montréal, September 27, 2018 – A group of 14 COOP Taxi Laval co-workers won a million-dollar Maxmillions prize at the September 21 draw of Lotto Max. The winners are from Laval and the Laurentides region.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $1,000,000 
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: September 21, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides and Laval
  • Retailer: Tabaprix (193 25e Avenue, Saint-Eustache)
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal


The winners are:

Jude Albert, Laval

Sylvie Guilbault, Laval

Aram Boyadjian, Laurentides

Marthe Léveillé, Laval

Normand Cormier, Laurentides

Richard Lizotte, Laval

Roger Dupont, Laval

Michaël Lo Ngok Cheong, Laval

Alexandra Fournier, Laval

France Morin, Laval

Barbara Fournier, Laval

Francis Nardone, Laurentides

Andrea Garcia Sanchez, Laval

Irene Zemelka, Laval



  • Over the past few weeks, the group had stopped buying lottery tickets. When one of the members of the group had a premonition, they decided to create a new group.
  • A wise decision that made each of them $71,428 richer!
  • Ms. Garcia Sanchez, one of the winners, had never taken part in their group purchases. This lucky win will enable her to continue her studies in health care.
  • Mr. Jude Albert was the first member of the group to receive her cheque in the winners lounge. He was still in disbelief! He plans on paying off a few debts and put some money aside for his family. 


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 September 18, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 102 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 86 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Our big winners can be found on our Lotteries website Winners page.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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