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$50,000,000 won with Lotto MaxA Montréal resident wins the jackpot and goes back to work!

$50,000,000 won with Lotto MaxA Montréal resident wins the jackpot and goes back to work!

Montréal, October 12, 2023 — Pierre Richer had a lot to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving weekend! The Montréal resident won the $50,000,000 jackpot in the October 6 Lotto Max draw. And Richer went back to work, as expected, on Monday! With his windfall, he says he’ll be able to realize his dream of owning a home on the outskirts of Montréal. With a 40-year career to be proud of, Richer says he’ll be taking some well-deserved “me” time but has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Isabelle Jean, Chief Operating Officer of Lottery Games, Pierre Richer, winner and Jean-François Bergeron, President and Chief Executive Officer .


  • Richer was at the Super C on Boulevard Champlain with his daughter, picking up the Thanksgiving dinner fixings, when he bought a Lotto Max ticket.
  • The day after the draw, his spouse and daughter were on the Lotteries app when they discovered that one of Richer’s selections had won him $50,000,000!
  • The winner’s daughter screamed when she saw the windfall... Her other family members thought she’d seen a spider!
  • On Monday, October 9, the winner was back at work at 4:30 a.m. Richer, who’s in his sixties and works in shipping, says he’ll think about retiring... some other time!


“Last year, we awarded $1.5 billion to lottery winners. We’re so proud to be contributing to the community in this way and helping people bring their plans to fruition,” says Loto-Québec President and CEO Jean-François Bergeron.


In summary

  • Lottery game: Lotto Max
  • Prize: $50,000,000
  • Category: Jackpot
  • Draw date: October 6, 2023
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Ticket purchase location: Super C (7800 Boulevard Champlain, Montréal)

Super C will receive a 1% commission of $500,000.


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. Last year, 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.


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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

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