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Québec MaxTwelve co-workers split $1,000,000 in Mauricie

Québec MaxTwelve co-workers split $1,000,000 in Mauricie

Montréal, May 14, 2023 — A group of twelve co-workers, who’ve only been playing the lottery together for a few months, took home $1,000,000 in the March 17 Québec Max draw. The winning ticket was purchased in Trois-Rivières, and the group consists of 11 Mauricie residents and one Centre-du-Québec resident.



  • One night, shortly before midnight, a member of the group realized that the selection on their Québec Max ticket had won them $1,000,000. He immediately informed their lottery group leader Jean-Claude Côté. Côté couldn’t wait to tell the other winners the next morning!
  • The 12 colleagues each received their share of $83,333 on March 27 at Loto-Québec’s Quebec City office.
  • Québec Max, which is only available in Québec, offers 14 prizes of $1,000,000 and one prize of $2,000,000 in every draw.


The 12 winners are:

  • Guy Beaudoin from Mauricie
  • Styve Blais from Mauricie
  • Mathieu Cossette from Mauricie
  • Jean-Claude Côté from Mauricie
  • Denis Ébacher from Centre-du-Québec
  • Ludovic Fréchette from Mauricie
  • Daniel Laflèche from Mauricie
  • Réjean Larouche from Mauricie
  • Dave Marchand from Mauricie
  • Gaby Marchand from Mauricie
  • Christian Tessier from Mauricie
  • Benjamin Vanesse from Mauricie


In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional prize (7/ 7)
  • Draw date: March 17, 2023
  • Winners’ place of residence: Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Micro (3940 Rue Louis-Pinard, Trois-Rivières)

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


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 tickets 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.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Head of Press Relations

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