$50 million lottery prize goes to man named Richer


Published October 12, 2023 at 1:38 pm

50 million lottery winner
Photo: Loto-Quebec

A man named Richer is now a lot richer after he took home a $50 million lottery prize this week.

Pierre Richer, a Montréal resident, won the $50,000,000 jackpot in the Oct. 6 Lotto Max draw, according to a press release from Loto-Quebec.

Richer bought the Lotto Max ticket while picking up Thanksgiving dinner fixings at the Super C in Montreal, Loto-Quebec said.

The day after the Oct. 6 draw, Richer’s wife and daughter went on the Loto-Quebec app and discovered the win. His daughter screamed when she saw the windfall, and other family members apparently thought she saw a spider.

Despite the huge, life-changing win, Richer went back to work as expected the following Monday.

“On Monday, October 9, the winner was back at work at 4:30 a.m.,” Loto-Quebec said in the release. “Richer, who’s in his sixties and works in shipping, says he’ll think about retiring… some other time!”

But with his windfall, Richer says he’ll be able to realize his dream of owning a home on the outskirts of Montréal.

And after 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.

“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.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Super C, 7800 Boulevard Champlain in Montréal.

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