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Lotto MaxA group of 50 people share $1,000,000 with a ticket purchased in Côte-Nord

Lotto MaxA group of 50 people share $1,000,000 with a ticket purchased in Côte-Nord

Montréal, January 13, 2022 — A group of 50 people, mostly from Côte-Nord, won a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, in the December 10 Lotto Max draw. Each of the winners took home $20,000.

The winning ticket was bought at Épicerie chez Arthur, located on Boulevard Laure, in Sept-Îles. The retailer will receive a $10,000 commission, equal to 1% of the prize.


  • Patrick Tremblay, a Côte-Nord resident, was the one who created the group, with friends, family members, co-workers and acquaintances.
  • “We like playing as a group because, with 50 people, we’ve got more combinations,” explained Mr. Tremblay. “For the last few years, we’ve had a Facebook group, and we keep each other up to date on the prizes won after each draw.”
  • The winners’ plans include renovations, travel, investments and paying off debts.


Arseneault, Steve

Bacon, Richard

Beaudin, Andrée

Bossé, Frédéric

Bouchard, Joanne

Caron Descoteaux, Émilie

Chiasson, Danny

Collard, Joël

Coulombe, Philippe

Coupaud, Johan

Degrâce, Diane

Dignard, Steve

Dignard-Gagnon, Jessica

Dignard-Gagnon, Marie-Claude

Eng, Nath

Francœur, Cindy

Francœur, Sylvain


Frattin, Anna

Gagnon, Caroline (Lanaudière)

Gagnon, Lise

Gagnon, Patrick

Gagnon-Chénier, Sacha

Gélinas, François

Girard, Steve

Gravel, Yannick

Hervieux, Yvon Junior

Johnson, Érick

Joubert, Éric

Lajoie, Christine

Langis, Jacques

Langlois, Martin

Leblanc, Linda (Centre-du-Québec)

Lévesque, Dany


Mazerolle, Simon

Parisé, Sara

Poulin, Pascale

Raymond, Valérie

Rioux, Simon

Rossignol, Hugo

Smith, Louis

Tancrède, Sébastien

Tremblay, Annie

Tremblay, Katy (Centre-du-Québec)

Tremblay, Kevin

Tremblay, Mario

Tremblay, Patrick

Tremblay, Rina

Tremblay, Susy

Tremblay, Yanick

Ward, Sylvain


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: December 10, 2021
  • Winners’ place of residence: Côte-Nord (47), Centre-du-Québec (2) and Lanaudière (1)
  • Retailer: Épicerie chez Arthur (700 Boulevard Laure, Sept-Îles)
    The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.





COVID-19: How to claim a prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec’s prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City are open by appointment only. Ticket holders who’ve won a prize of $25,000 or more should contact the customer service team. Under the current circumstances, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize is still 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. Between January 1 and December 31, 2021, Loto-Québec paid out 145 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


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Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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