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$6,500,000Two work friends snagged the Lotto Max jackpot!

$6,500,000Two work friends snagged the Lotto Max jackpot!

Montréal, June 10, 2020 — James Colin Aiken and Claude Léger, two work friends from Montréal and Montérégie respectively, split the $6,500,000 jackpot in the May 5 Lotto Max draw. The winners bought their ticket online on lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $6,500,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: May 5, 2020
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie and Montréal



  • For the past few years, the two work friends have gotten into the habit of purchasing tickets for every Lotto Max draw.
  • The sun was just starting to peep when James Colin found out that they were both newly minted multimillionaires.
  • He didn’t wait long before calling up Claude to tell him the good news. “I got his call at 5 in the morning and it was the best wake-up call of my life!” Claude recalled, all smiles.
  • James Colin says he intends to enjoy his windfall to the fullest; by buying his wife the house of her dreams and taking his retirement.
  • As for Claude, he plans to buy a new car and spoil his two daughters.


COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to protect the health of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec temporarily suspended in-person prize claims at its prize claim offices on March 18. We’re asking winners of prizes of $25,000 or more who have a physical lottery ticket to contact Loto-Québec’s customer service team.


Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. We advise them to hold on to their ticket(s); they’ll be able to claim their prize when things get back to normal. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.


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 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 88 prizes of $1 million or more. 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 website.