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Québec MaxA family group wins $1,000,000!

Québec MaxA family group wins $1,000,000!

Montréal, February 16, 2023 — A family group, made up of six Chaudière‑Appalaches residents and two Montérégie residents, took home $1,000,000 in the January 17 Québec Max draw. It was group leader Marie-Paule Castonguay who had the honour of telling her family members the good news. The prize money will be split eight ways, with each member pocketing $125,000. As for what they’ll do with the money, the winners say they have different plans, including going on trips and making home renovations.


The winners are:

  • Alain Castonguay from Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Audrey Pellerin from Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Chantal Castonguay from Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Marie-Paule Castonguay from Montérégie (group leader)
  • René Pellerin from Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Suzanne Gamache Castonguay from Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Sylvie Castonguay from Montérégie
  • Valérie Castonguay from Chaudière-Appalaches


The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur Beau-Soir on Rue de l’Église Nord in Lacolle. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $10,000.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Québec Max
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Additional prize (7/ 7)
  • Draw date: January 17, 2023
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montérégie and Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Retailer: Dépanneur Beau-Soir (70 Rue de l’Église Nord, Lacolle)


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 story.


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Brian LeCompte
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