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Lottery GameTwo friends win $5,000,000 with their scratch ticket!

Lottery GameTwo friends win $5,000,000 with their scratch ticket!

Montréal, July 19, 2023 – Marvin Karl Henderson Faisal, from Montréal, and Salvacion Carillo, from Estrie, won the whopping $5,000,000 grand prize through the Colossal scratch game! The two buddies, who enjoy playing the lottery together from time to time, say they plan to invest part of their winnings and go on a couple of trips.



  • Faisal and Carillo went to the convenience store to purchase a Lotto Max ticket. That’s when they saw the Colossal scratch ticket and decided to give it a go.
  • They scratched the game at the store and that’s when they discovered they’d won the grand prize!
  • They immediately went to the Loto-Québec offices to each claim their $2,500,000 share.
  • While on their way over, Faisal called up his employer to tell them he’d be running late. He then went to work after receiving his cheque. “But I plan to take tomorrow off!” he said.

Marvin Karl Henderson Faisal and Salvacion Carillo

The winning ticket was purchased at Dépanneur Casey, located at 450 Avenue Ogilvy in Montréal. The retailer will receive a 1% commission of $50,000.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Colossal
  • Prize: $5,000,000 grand prize
  • Winners’ place of residence: Montréal and Estrie
  • Ticket purchase location: Dépanneur Casey (450 Avenue Ogilvy, Montréal)


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 Director of Media Relations

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