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$26,600,135Two new Montérégie multimillionaires thanks to Lotto Max

$26,600,135Two new Montérégie multimillionaires thanks to Lotto Max

Montréal, February 5, 2019 – Montérégie residents Charlene Williams and Henri A. Beauchamp pocketed the Lotto Max jackpot of February 1 worth a whopping $26,600,135.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize won: $26,600,135
  • Category: jackpot
  • Draw date: February 1, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Centre Régional Châteauguay lottery kiosk (200 Boulevard D’Anjou, Châteauguay)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $266,001.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec’s head offices in Montréal



  • Ms. Williams and Mr. Beauchamp have been friends for 15 years.

  • For a little over a year, the two have been playing the lottery together.

  • Mr. Beauchamp checked the winning numbers on the Loto-Québec website and saw that they were multimillionaires!

  • He called his friend to tell her he had some big news, but wanted to tell her in person. She wondered what the news was, and even thought that they might have won the lottery.

  • This prize was quite the birthday present for Mr. Beauchamp, who celebrated his birthday at the end of January!

  • Ms. Williams plans on taking her family on a vacation to the Bahamas.



  • “I just turned 80, but I feel like a kid!” said Mr. Beauchamp.

  • “When I saw that we had all the numbers, it was like a dream,” he added, explaining that it was a Quick Pick combination, selected at random. “I never thought I’d win such a big amount of money.”

  • The woman at the convenience store told us she couldn’t pay us the prize money up front,” said Ms. Williams laughing.


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. In 2018, Loto-Québec paid out a record 139 prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. A list of the winners is available 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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