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$1,000,00020 co-workers split a Maxmillions prize with a group-play ticket

$1,000,00020 co-workers split a Maxmillions prize with a group-play ticket

Montréal, March 9, 2021 – A group of 20 co-workers residing mainly in Estrie, but also in the Montérégie and Centre-du-Québec regions, won a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000 in the February 19 Lotto Max draw with a group-play ticket.

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max (with a group-play ticket split 20 ways)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: February 19, 2021
  • Winners’ place of residence: Estrie, Montérégie and Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Couche-Tard (4980 Boulevard Bourque, Sherbrooke)

The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.



  • Lyne Lemay, the leader of this group of 20 co-workers, was the first to learn that they’d won a Maxmillions prize when she checked the winning ticket using Loto-Québec’s Lotteries app.
  • Like any good group leader, she spread the fantastic news to the other group members.
  • “Winning this prize has given us an amazing boost! This news has made a bunch of us incredibly happy. It’s great to win as a group,” said Lyne.
  • “This is only the second time we’ve bought a group-play ticket. Lyne’s our lucky star!” said David Lussier, who added that a group-play ticket is easy because each person handles their share of the winnings.
  • The winners’ plans include buying a new car, doing some home renovations and investing.


Estrie winners

  • Sophie Alivizatos
  • Gérald Beaudoin
  • Serge Beaudoin
  • Yannick Beauregard
  • Daniel Bergeron
  • Rémi Chouinard
  • Patrick Dionne
  • Michel Gosselin
  • Marc Hamel
  • Lyne Lemay
  • Benoit Lambert
  • David Lussier
  • Manon Mac Duff
  • Eric Martel
  • Dominic Mayette
  • Tommy Poulin
  • Jean-Claude Richard
  • Mario Roy


Montérégie winner

  • Lison Viel




Centre-du-Québec winner

  • Francis Desrochers



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 is urging ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $25,000 or more to contact its customer service team. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $25,000 is by mail. For more information on prize payment terms and conditions, please visit lotoquebec.com.


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 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 108 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games provided 16 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

Samuel Larochelle
Public Affairs Advisor

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