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If you ever questioned the lottery system in Canada here is proof that lots of people do win. In Québec at least. 

Loto-Québec has announced it paid out over $1.6 billion to Québec lotto winners in 2023 with 89 of those winners claiming more than $1 million. 

“Quebecers have been especially lucky in 2023. Thanks in part to the Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 jackpots and the Grande Vie top prize won,” said Isabelle Jean, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Lottery Games at Loto-Québec.

Grande Vie is the Daily Grand lotto in Québec for those not up on their French. 

Some of the major prizes Québec lotto players won in 2023

  • 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.

The top 10 jackpots Loto-Québec paid out in 2023

  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

*Colossal is a $50 Loto-Québec scratch ticket.

You can find out more about major Loto-Québec prize winners on the winners page of lotoquebec.com.

Photo credit: CNW Group/Loto-Québec

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