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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.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Marisol Schnorr
Head of Media and Public Affairs

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