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LaurentidesEight prizes of $1,000,000 or more won in 2023

LaurentidesEight prizes of $1,000,000 or more won in 2023

Montréal, January 16, 2024 — Laurentides lottery players were especially lucky in 2023. They won eight prizes of $1,000,000 or more, in addition to 25 prizes of $100,000 or more and 118 prizes of $25,000 or more.


VIDEO | Here are some of the winners who claimed a prize in 2023: https://youtu.be/kRJrO5oDUdw?si=NThq-Xa4UZtot6bY.


A lucky end to the year for many Laurentides residents

  • Just before the holidays, a family won the year’s largest jackpot in the region. Nancy Gauthier, Jeannette Boisvert and Gilles Larouche pocketed the Lotto Max $50,000,000 jackpot in the December 15 draw. The winning ticket had been purchased at the Couche-Tard at 508 Boulevard Saint-Anne in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines.


  • That very same weekend, another Laurentides resident, Denise Drysdelle Cyr, won the Québec 49 $2,000,000 top prize in the December 16 draw. She had purchased her winning ticket on lotoquebec.com. The grandmother of seven plans to use her windfall to spoil her family.


  • Laurentides resident Gelu Tugui had taken home the $1,000,000 top prize with Extra in November. The ticket won in the November 4 draw and had been purchased at Dépanneur Voisin de la Gare in Deux-Montagnes.

Denise Drysdelle Cyr

Gelu Tugui

2023 highlights


The 10 largest jackpots paid out during the year:

  1. $55,000,000 with Lotto Max in November in Estrie
  2. $50,000,000 with Lotto Max in December in the Laurentides
  3. $50,000,000 with Lotto Max in October in Montréal
  4. $36,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in February in Lanaudière
  5. $7,000,000 with Grande Vie in January in Chaudière-Appalaches
  6. $5,000,000 with Colossal in June in Montréal and Estrie
  7. $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in July in Chaudière-Appalaches
  8. $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in June in Montérégie
  9. $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 in October in Centre-du-Québec, Laurentides, Montréal and Montérégie
  10. $3,000,000 with Platine in December in Bas-Saint-Laurent


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 2023, it paid out $1.6 billion in prizes to lottery winners. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page in the Lotteries section of lotoquebec.com. Read their stories.


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Marine Haddadi
Public Relations Advisor

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