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Lotto MaxPair of former co-workers from Montérégie split $1,000,000 win!

Lotto MaxPair of former co-workers from Montérégie split $1,000,000 win!

Montréal, November 17, 2022 – Montérégie residents Pascal Brazeau and Jean Séguin won $1,000,000 in the October 18 Lotto Max draw. Both of the lucky winners plan to invest their share of the prize.



  • For four years, these former co-workers have been playing the lottery together, especially when there’s a really big jackpot up for grabs.
  • For every draw, they each buy a ticket and write both of their names on them.
  • As soon as Brazeau checked the ticket and saw how much they’d won, he called Séguin and said, “I don’t get it. There has to be a mistake!”


The winning ticket was purchased at Shell Rigaud in Hudson. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: October 18, 2022
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie
  • Retailer: Shell Rigaud (106 Route 201, Hudson)

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


Close to $1.5 billion in prizes awarded

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. During the 2021–2022 year, it awarded close to $1.5 billion in prizes to lottery winners—a record for the government corporation. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com.



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Brian LeCompte
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