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Over $1.6 billion paid out to lottery winners across Québec in 2023

Over $1.6 billion paid out to lottery winners across Québec in 2023

Montréal, January 26, 2024 — Lady Luck smiled upon Quebec lottery players in 2023. Loto-Québec paid out over $1.6 billion in prizes, 89 of which were worth $1,000,000 or more.


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


Several winners across Québec took major prizes home recently.

  • On December 15, Nancy Gauthier, Jeannette Boisvert and Gilles Larouche, a family from the Laurentides, won the $50,000,000 Lotto Max jackpot.
  • Catherine Ennis and Jean Larocque, a couple from Estrie, pocketed the $55,000,000 Lotto Max jackpot on Halloween night.
  • Over Thanksgiving weekend in October, Montréal resident Pierre Richer won the $50,000,000 jackpot with Lotto Max.
  • Manon Gaudreau and Maryse Gaudreau, two sisters from Estrie, won the $7,000,000 Grande Vie top prize on December 28.
  • Lastly, a couple from Chaudière-Appalaches, Hervé Bédard and Louise Plante, took home $5,000,000 with Lotto 6/49 on December 23.

Jean Larocque and Catherine Ennis won $55 million on October 31.

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

“Québec players were especially lucky in 2023. When we add up all the Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49 and Grande Vie jackpots that were won, that’s over $1.6 billion awarded to local families,” says Isabelle Jean, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Lottery Games at Loto-Québec.


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 over $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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Renaud Dugas
Spokesperson and Director of Media Relations

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