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Québec MaxSix co-workers win with ticket purchased online, split $1 million win

Québec MaxSix co-workers win with ticket purchased online, split $1 million win

Montréal, April 15, 2019 — Six co-workers from the National Capital Region, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Mauricie and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean regions won $1 million through the Québec Max draw on March 29, with a ticket they purchased online at lotoquebec.com. The ArcelorMittal employees each took home a share of $166,667.


In summary

  • Lottery: Québec Max (ticket purchased on lotoquebec.com)
  • Prize: $1 million
  • Category: Additional prize
  • Draw date: March 29, 2019
  • Winners’ places of residence: Bas-Saint-Laurent, National Capital Region, Mauricie and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec office in Québec City



  • The winners who work together in Fermont, 14 days at a time, decided to start playing the lotto as a group a few years ago.

  • With the date of the draw being so close to April 1, several of them thought the news of their $1 million win was a prank.

  • Five of them came to claim their share of the prize on April 2. The 6th winner came by Loto-Québec’s offices two days later.

  • The winners plan to treat themselves to a few perks with their winnings—a new boat, new BBQ, some new furniture and a trip were among those each stated.


The winners are:

  • Nicolas Bordeleau, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Christian Côté, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Patrick Gagnon, Bas-Saint-Laurent

  • Dany Piton, National Capital Region

  • Christian Côté, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

  • François Truchon, Mauricie


A video of the winners will be posted on Loto-Québec’s YouTube channel. You may embed it in your online article:

Six collègues gagnent un lot de 1 000 000 $ à Québec Max


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 April 9, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 27 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and made 16 millionaires. Its Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 4 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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