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$50,000,000Just in time for Black Friday: Six women celebrate their Lotto Max jackpot win

$50,000,000Just in time for Black Friday: Six women celebrate their Lotto Max jackpot win

Montréal, November 29, 2019 — There was much cause for celebration for six colleagues from the Montérégie region who won the whopping $50,000,000 jackpot in the November 26 Lotto Max draw.

The new multimillionaires celebrated their epic win—and talked about how they’re planning a girls’ night out—during a press conference held today, November 29 (on Black Friday of all days), at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $50,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: November 26, 2019
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Du Coin (4949 Boulevard Gaétan-Boucher, Saint-Hubert)
  • The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $500,000.
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office in Montréal


The lucky winners:

  • Dominique Desroches

  • Lyne Gendron (group leader)

  • Josée Lareau

  • Christine Lavoie

  • Francine Lévesque Boily

  • Sandra Notargiovanni



  • The six colleagues bought their Lotto Max ticket on a whim after seeing the size of the jackpot.

  • Lyne, the group leader, suggested that they each pitch in $5 and try their luck playing Lotto Max. 

  • After hearing that the winning ticket was purchased in Saint-Hubert, Lyne went to check their ticket at a retailer.

  • She immediately called everyone up to tell them the good news.

  • The women were all smiles when they came to pick up their $50,000,000 cheque on Black Friday!


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 November 26, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 79 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 71 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 23 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.



Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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