Go to content

Press release

LotteryTwo Estrie residents claim $1,000,000 each in under a week!

LotteryTwo Estrie residents claim $1,000,000 each in under a week!

Montréal, August 7, 2023 — Two Estrie residents claimed major lottery prizes within a few days of each other. On July 14, Rock Dion claimed a $1,000,000 prize won with an Extra ticket purchased in Sherbrooke, and Richard Racine claimed the same amount less than a week later with a Lotto Max ticket purchased online.


Rock Dion likes to play Lotto Max to try his luck. For the May 26 draw, he chose to add Extra. “I never usually add Extra. I don’t know what came over me that day, but I asked for it to be added!” That turned out to be a winning decision, as he took home the $1,000,000 prize, which he’ll use to spoil himself. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Petro-Canada located at 5005 Boulevard Industriel, in Sherbrooke.


When he checked his account on lotoquebec.com—as he does the day after every draw—Richard Racine was stunned to see that he had won what he believed to be $1,000 with a Lotto Max ticket. After putting his glasses on, he realized that he had won $1,000,000 instead. “I can’t believe it!” he exclaimed, before waking up his wife to share the great news. To begin, Racine plans to invest his major windfall. Then, he’ll take his time deciding what comes next!

Rock Dion

Richard Racine

In summary


Rock Dion

  • Lottery game: Extra
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Draw date: May 26, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Ticket purchase location: Petro Canada (5005 Boulevard Industriel, Sherbrooke)

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


Richard Racine

  • Lottery game: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Draw date: July 14, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Estrie
  • Ticket purchased at lotoquebec.com


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec has been delivering entertainment to Quebecers for over 50 years, and its operations benefit the people and province of Québec. In 2022, it paid out 120 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lottery games have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.



Source and for more information
Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

All press releases