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$1,154,688 won with Lotto Max“We’re not on [a hidden camera show], are we?”

$1,154,688 won with Lotto Max“We’re not on [a hidden camera show], are we?”

Montréal, June 17, 2022 — Montréal couple Louise Blais Trahan and Pierre Trahan won $1,154,688 in the May 31 Lotto Max draw. Louise didn’t immediately believe the pharmacy attendant when the latter told her that her ticket was worth over $1 million: “We’re not on [a hidden camera show], are we?” the winner kidded. The couple say they plan to share their windfall with their two children, who are their top priority.



  • Louise told us that after witnessing her win, other customers at the pharmacy scrambled to buy their own Lotto Max tickets!
  • Funnily enough, Pierre was on his way to meet up with his wife when he crossed paths with a customer who had just watched the whole scene unfold. The latter told Pierre that he’d just seen a woman wearing a pink jacket win the lottery, and more than $1,000,000, no less!
  • That’s when Pierre saw his wife walking toward him. And she was donning a pink jacket!


The winning ticket was purchased at Tabagie Versailles on Rue Sherbrooke Est in Montréal. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $11,546.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,154,688
  • Category: 6/7+C
  • Draw date: May 31, 2022
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal
  • Retailer: Tabagie Versailles (7275 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Unit 37, Montréal)

       The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $11,546.


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 June 12, 2022, Loto-Québec paid out 49 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided nine lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


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Marine Haddadi
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