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After waking up early on the morning of December 25, Alexandre decided to sit down at his computer and try his luck at Monopoly on lotoquebec.com. Just when he thought he was about to lose, the one card that he needed to complete his collection of properties appeared—and he took home $250,000! He immediately called the Online Gaming Team, who confirmed that he’d won. All there was left to do was break the good news to his family. What a Christmas gift! Alexandre plans on using the money to pay off bills and make some investments.
A great win!
Everyone in the house was sleeping, except for Daniel. So he got on his tablet and bet a few dollars on lotoquebec.com. It only took a few minutes before he won a nice big prize playing Chain Reactors—$41,894 in two minutes to be exact! When he broke the good news to his family, a few of them were sceptical. “You were probably in Demo Play mode at the time,” was the response. But he did in fact snag this sum, and his account balance proves it! With his winnings, Daniel plans to finish the renovations on his home.
Talk about a Christmas gift!
On Christmas Eve, Gina Stocola was sitting snuggly at home with her faithful pooch at her side when she decided to bet a few dollars online. Seeing as she loves progressive slot games, she chose to play Odds of the Gods. After pocketing a small win, she saw a diamond appear on-screen, followed by a message stating that she’d scored the jackpot! She then dropped her tablet in shock. “I thought the computer had a virus!” She called her daughter to tell her the news, but couldn’t get the words out. Sensing that Gina was getting emotional, her daughter’s first thought was that the dog had passed away. But then Gina finally got out the words: “I just won $350,000. Come over now!” Gina plans to share the winnings with her daughter, and use some of the money to treat her best friend to a dream trip to Vegas!
Big win with Mise-o-jeu!
Avid sports fan Alan Browne bet on a fight and took home a seriously nice prize: $115,381! When he came to pick up his cheque, the Montrealer confided that our products actually improve the sports and entertainment experience. “It makes it even more exciting to watch! Trying to beat the odds is always fun and it makes the experience of watching a match that much more interesting.”
Alan’s favourite sport to bet on is golf. “Anything can happen, the odds are very good!” he added. He tends to bet on underdog players who, from an odds perspective, are less likely to win. He finds it that much more satisfying when the results land in his favour. Alan actually won from betting on the Wilder vs. Fury fight. Thinking the two opponents were of equal skill level, he bet that the match would end in a tie. And sure enough, the boxing match ended in a split decision draw. Ecstatic over his win, he says he’d love to come back to
Loto-Québec’s offices, but next time, to claim a bigger prize.
Alan plans to invest part of his winnings, and use some of the money
to buy a new car for his sister.
Little yellow smiley faces changed her life!
Ms. Grenier was astonished to see the little yellow smiley faces fill the screen, indicating that she’d won $122,753 playing Chain Reactors Super Trails. “I started screaming and jumping up and down!” she said. The win came at just the right time, as she was about to start home renovations. She was also dreaming of taking a trip to Europe with her boyfriend for a bit of rest and relaxation. After a somewhat sleepless night, she was delighted to finally hold the little slip of paper that would change her life forever!
How lucky can you bee!
The night Cheryll and her husband were playing Beehive Bedlam, she was just hoping to get to the bonus round. Her excitement grew as she got closer. But instead of a shot at the bonus round, she landed the $48,930 progressive jackpot! “Oh my God! Oh my God!” she cried. “I simply couldn’t believe it!” With Christmas right around the corner, Cheryll knows just how she’ll use the cash. She plans to use her winnings to spoil her family.
His turn to win!
November 22 started out well for Patrick Drouillet. He won a $59,910 progressive jackpot playing Lucky Lily keno as part of his morning routine. A former Casino employee used to handing out prizes, the young retiree was really happy to get his turn at being a winner! He immediately texted his girlfriend asking her to come over. It was only when she saw the win animation on the screen that she realized just how much her spouse had won. The couple is looking forward to upgrading a trip they had already been planning.
The lady is true to her word!
Last year, when Cynthia won on lotoquebec.com’s online gaming site, she wrote the following in the winners’ book: “I’ll see you again soon!” Well, on November 17, she did indeed drop by Loto-Québec’s offices to claim another prize! This time, she won $28,039 playing Pots O’Luck. With a smile on her face, she wrote this saying in the winners’ book: “Good things come in threes... I’ll be back, Loto-Québec!”
A share of the Maxmillions prize won in Montérégie!
Bruce Lamica anxiously awaited Loto-Québec’s call. After checking his ticket on Saturday morning, the day after the draw, he went through a whirlwind of emotions all weekend long. On Friday evening, he had impulsively decided to buy a Lotto Max ticket online. He has a routine whereby he looks to see whether there are winners from Quebec before checking his own ticket. That’s when he saw that a Maxmillions had been won here. The Montérégie resident was ecstatic to learn that he had one of the three Maxmillions prize shares worth $333,333 each. At first, he had a hard time logging in to his account... When he saw the amount displayed, he logged off and logged in again just to make sure. Then, his legs turned to jelly. He immediately called his spouse, who was on her way to work. She didn’t believe him for a second: “You’re a liar!” she said. Mr. Lamica plans to pay off his mortgage, treat his family and make a donation to his favourite charity.
A huge Mega Pots win!
It came as a shock when, while playing the Mega Pots Mega-X game, Manon Tétreault saw three pot symbols line up on-screen, thus revealing that she’d snagged the $81,911 progressive jackpot. “I wasn’t expecting that!” Home alone when she won, she immediately called her spouse to tell him the good news. “Stop looking for a bottle of wine, I just won $80,000!” Among other things, Manon intends to treat herself to a nice getaway with her winnings. “Christmas won’t be the same this year!”
A big bingo win!
Bruno Caron just couldn’t wrap his mind around what had happened! The online player won $37,329 from playing the Super 7 mini bingo game. “I’d never seen that combination on the reels before. I didn’t think I’d won that much!” Bruno came by the Casino de Charlevoix with his spouse and daughter to pick up his cheque and celebrate his unexpected win!
Millionaire thanks to MegaJackpots Cleopatra™
It wasn’t until we phoned him that Yvon Sam realized he’d won a million dollars! Yvon won the $1,002,777 progressive jackpot while playing MegaJackpots Cleopatra with a 40-cent bet. When he noticed an animation play on-screen, his only thought was that someone else had won the jackpot—and he just continued playing. Yvon was about to go on holiday when we broke the news to him. “I was just about to go on a three-month trip. But if I have to stay, I’ll stay!” he exclaimed over the phone. Without any hesitation, he cancelled the trip and came to claim his prize. For now, his plans are to treat his family to a sun-kissed getaway and invest his winnings.
A third win for this Montrealer!
It may be the third time that Sylvain Bouthillier scores a big win at the lottery, but it’s the first time it’s happened with a ticket he bought online! Prior to this latest win, he won $1,000,000 at Lotto 6/49 in 2003, and $75,000 through Québec 49 in 2009.
This time, he snagged half a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $500,000, through Lotto Max on October 26. Like before, he plans to share his latest winnings with spouse Francine Croteau. With his half a million dollars, Sylvain says he intends to keep travelling the world with Francine. The couple takes four to five trips a year, and just got back from Greece—so it’s safe to say this retiree is getting the most out of life!
He bought a ticket online and won!
On Saturday, October 20, Louis Roy won $3,500,000 at Lotto 6/49—the biggest prize ever won with a ticket purchased at lotoquebec.com! When a notification popped up on his phone with the news, he was sceptical. It was only once he got the call from Customer Service (which he was impatiently awaiting!) that it really set in that he’d won. Louis doesn’t yet know what he’ll do with the money, but says he’s thrilled that he’ll be able to provide his family with a bright future.
Better than any soccer video!
It wasn’t unusual for Mario Giguère to receive an email from the online games team detailing his lottery results. And yet, when he checked his cell phone that day and saw the results, he was shocked: $25,000 won with Extra! After double checking his win on the computer, he called over his wife. “Come here, you need to see this!” His wife, who was running late for something at the time, begrudgingly went over to him, thinking he was going to show her yet another soccer video. You can imagine her surprise when she found out that he really did have big news to share! The couple hasn’t yet made any long-term plans; they intend to properly think through how they’ll spend their little bonus!
A huge surprise!
Jean-Guy Lebel got the surprise of his life when he won $258,978 through Lotto Poker. It all started when, after checking his Lotto 6/49 ticket and seeing that he hadn’t won, he decided to try something new—Lotto Poker. When his cell phone screen went black and the prize amount popped up, he rushed to wake up his spouse with the good news: “I won $258,978!” He then phoned Loto-Québec to confirm that the amount was real. Rather than go on a spending spree, Lebel plans to invest his winnings.
A $1M win that was hard to digest!
When Michel Nadeau saw that no one had claimed the Lotto Max jackpot on the morning of September 28, he checked his emails to see if his ticket might be the winning one. That’s when he learned he’d won a Maxmillions! “$1,000,000? That can’t be. There must be a mistake!”
When he came to claim his prize, he admitted that he still hadn’t gotten around to telling his family, because he was still in disbelief. “I was eagerly awaiting a call from someone from Loto-Québec!” recalls Nadeau. He plans to put the money towards home renovations and maybe a new garage, and take his family on outings to celebrate the win.
A huge win!
Michel Alain’s shrieks rang through the house when he saw the size of the Réactions en chaîne – les supers comètes progressive jackpot he’d won, i.e. $87,407! He looked at his account balance and just couldn’t believe it. He attempted to break the good news to his spouse by getting her to guess the amount—but because Alain is an everyday jokester, it took her a while to believe him! Once he gets his hands on the cheque, this lucky winner intends to make investments.
It pays to form new habits!
On the advice of his friend, Roger Léveillé started buying his Lotto Max and Lotto 6/49 tickets through Loto-Québec’s online game site. He’d always forget to buy them when he was out grocery shopping and his friend feared he might miss out on a big win. “It’s so practical. Now I don’t forget. And I can buy them from home.”
On the day of his 40th wedding anniversary, Léveillé found out that he’d scored a big win through an email from Loto-Québec. “Woah! $300,000?” he exclaimed upon realizing that he’d won $297,615.70 in the September 21 Lotto Max draw. He called his wife right away, who was doing her morning jogging at the time. They kept the good news to themselves. With their winnings, the retired couple plans to pay off the recent renovations on their home, and hopes to travel abroad more often.
A lucrative evening!
Luck smiled on Julie late in the evening as she quietly played the game Odds of the Gods on Loto-Québec's online gaming site. When she noticed that the progressive jackpot of $129,324 had stopped displaying, she froze. "I went to my account several times to make sure it was true!" Despite Loto-Québec's call confirming her win, she told us it still hasn't sunk in. "I never thought this could happen!"
Our winner, who has just bought a semi-detached home, says that the win couldn’t have come at a better time. She's still thinking about taking a trip to celebrate.
An Impressive Sum
Ms. Lacombe loves to relax with her husband by playing games on lotoquebec.com. It was when she was playing Rumble in the Jungle that this first-time winner landed a prize of $113,990. “It’s pretty impressive,” she acknowledged with delight. Her plans for her windfall include a cruise in the Caribbean.
Win... without letting out a scream!
Mr. Beaudoin bagged the tidy sum of $92,341 playing Chain Reactors on Loto-Québec’s online gaming site. It was late in the evening and the children were asleep. Guy went to see his spouse and said: “Do you think you can keep yourself from screaming?” Then he showed her on his tablet the amount of the progressive jackpot he had just won. The next morning, he checked his Espacejeux account to confirm it wasn’t a dream! “We now have a much smaller load on our shoulders,” said the winner when he picked up his cheque at the Casino de Montréal. “That doesn’t happen every day...”
The couple is planning to pay off some debts and renovate their home with the winnings. They may even buy a backyard pool for next summer!
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A lucky winner!
Mr. Maurice Jackson and his wife enjoy playing a variety of games on a regular basis. On this occasion, they opted for the Lucky Luxor game. They were pleasantly surprised when they won $28,565, which was deposited into their account. After updating his finances, Mr. Jackson will use the opportunity to make a few renovations at home. His wife has already picked out the furniture she likes. One thing is certain, the couple will celebrate their 37th anniversary with a little extra!
Kiss that apartment goodbye!
Nadia Abboud is a young stay-at-home mom from the Montérégie region who occasionally enjoys playing online from the comforts of home. On August 20, Ms. Abboud took a moment to relax and tried the new Lucky Lily Keno game on her mobile phone.
Realizing she had won the $66,435 progressive jackpot, she threw her cell phone across the room! She collected herself, then closed and re-opened her cell phone to double-check the result. “Yes, this is real,” she said with a feverish tone. She will use her winnings to purchase a new home. Kiss that apartment goodbye!
A lucrative evening!
Elaine was just about to go to bed when she decided to take a few minutes to relax with the online game Reel Gems. “I landed three rubies. I said to myself that I would have preferred three diamonds,” she explains. Imagine her surprise when, on the very next spin, she saw the three diamonds line up on a row, which allowed her to win $246,523. “Did I actually win?” She immediately woke up her spouse so he could see the prize!
When we spoke on the phone, she still could not believe her luck. “Let’s just say I feel a bit lighter this morning!” She plans on investing in her spouse’s landscaping company, putting some money aside and treating herself a little.
An Eastern Townshipper wins $1,000,000
with a ticket purchased online!
Jean-François Lauzon has been buying his tickets online ever since the option became available. “I don’t need to keep track of the tickets and the winnings are deposited directly into my account!” He always plays the same two combinations, which have a special meaning to him. However, this time he won the $1-million Lotto 6/49 guaranteed prize. When he realized that he was becoming a millionaire, Mr. Lauzon was very surprised, although he is a calm individual. He called Loto-Québec to make sure he wasn’t dreaming. He is planning to buy a house with his winnings.
An oversight pays off big!
It was almost 10 p.m. Paul-André Beaulieu suddenly realized that he had forgotten to buy his Lotto 6/49 ticket for the Saturday night draw. He quickly logged on to the online gaming site to make a few bets on the Odds of the Gods game. This is when luck struck: “I saw three gods, the dome and the diamond! It was all pretty cool!” He was very excited during our phone conversation when we confirmed that he had won $184,495. Mr. Beaulieu mentioned having won small amounts in the past with this game, but never a prize this big. “It’s really real! I still find it hard to believe. It’s awesome!” He plans on using his winnings to take his wife on a trip to Italy, a long-held dream for both of them.
A great day for a big win!
Mr. Patrick Vaillancourt had barely finished checking his lottery results on online when he received a call from Loto-Québec. Not fully realizing that he had won a Lotto Max Maxmillion, he headed out to the Loto-Québec office to claim his prize. “It was a very lucrative day off,” says the winner, who wasn’t working that day. He finally realized what was happening when he met Yves Corbeil. “It was crazy!” he adds, still in shock. He still hadn’t told anyone about his win, not wanting to share the great news over the phone. He didn’t even know how to tell his spouse. But one thing is certain; it will be original since he always loves doing things a little bit differently.
Mr. Vaillancourt has been buying his Lotto 6/49 and Lotto Max tickets online for a few years now. “Playing online is easier and I’m sure not to forget to play,” he says. He always picks the same numbers, each one having a special meaning for him. The winner will continue working since he loves what he does. He will finish paying off his car and maybe take a trip down south. He also wants to put some money aside for the future.
An explosive surprise!
Laurent Demers got the surprise of his life on Monday when he played the Gash Drop game on Loto-Québec’s online gaming site. He won the $109,568 progressive jackpot. “I saw a 7, then another, then another... I couldn’t believe it!” He found it so incredible that he took a picture of his screen and even sent it to a friend. “I just got a lot closer to retirement!” he told him.
A kitchen chef by profession, Mr. Demers has no particularly big plans for the time being, but is looking forward to retiring soon: “I’ll let someone younger take my place!” Subscribed to lotoquebec.com since 2010, he prefers online casino games and trying out new offerings.
You can’t beat such a great prize!
Since signing up on Loto-Québec’s online gaming site in February, Chantal has regularly purchased her lottery tickets from there. Lately, she’s been buying Banco tickets. Her choice paid out big when she netted the tidy sum of $25,000! She discovered the great news by checking the results on her mobile device. “I could hardly believe it!” She has no plans yet. “You can’t really beat a prize like that” she added.
Mother and daughter couldn’t be happier!
When Michèle Bourque saw the $100,000 prize appear on her screen along with a free play for the next Lotto 6/49 draw, she exclaimed: “Oh my goodness, is this a joke!” With emotions running high, she quickly called her daughter, with whom she shared the ticket, to tell her the great news! They both plan on taking a trip together to celebrate this memorable event.
A wedding anniversary gift of just
over half a million dollars
That’s when Daniel Despatie picked up the phone to hear a Loto-Québec representative that he realized he had won the staggering amount of $508,667 by playing Megajackpots Cleopatra online! Mr. Despatie waited until the following evening, which happened to be their 39th wedding anniversary dinner, to share the news with his spouse. He then made her wait even longer, by notably having her guess the amount he had won. She began by asking: “How much? $5,000? $10,000? $50,000?” And each time, Mr. Despatie would answer in the same way: “More... ”, to finally end up telling her: “We won half a million dollars!”
He played a similar trick on his children, leading them to believe that he had only won a small amount. He waited until they were in the Loto-Québec Winner’s Lounge, at the time of claiming the prize, before giving them the good news. With his winnings, Mr. Despatie wants to spoil his children, visit Croatia and take a cruise to Russia.
He couldn’t believe his luck!
Sunday was Mr. Noël Poisson’s lucky day! He won $304,129 with the online game Rumble in th jungle at lotoquebec.com. When he saw the three bananas pop up on the screen, he cried out: “Did I just really win this? “
He simply couldn’t believe his eyes and checked several times before realizing that he was actually thousands of dollars richer. The Côte-Nord resident hasn’t decided exactly what he’ll do with his winnings, but he plans on treating himself and taking his spouse and son on a shopping spree!
Gaston Bureau regularly purchases traditional lottery tickets online. The Lanaudière resident purchased two $20 tickets for the May 11 draw: one with two $10 wagers for his series of numbers in order and the other with two $10 wagers for the same numbers, one of which was in order and the other not in order. The total amount won? $138,750! But that’s not the end of the story! Mr. Bureau thought he forgot to buy his tickets online for that evening’s draw, so he bought some at the grocery store. The result? He received a second cheque in the sum of $138,750, for a grand total of $277,500, making him a quadruple winner on two platforms! He only realized he had won twice when he received an e-mail from Loto-Québec informing him that his online tickets were winners: “What? What is this? That means I must have won twice?!”
He plans to pay off his mortgage with his winnings. Had he won the main jackpot, he had plans to open a chocolate factory. “One thing is certain: I’ll be back to see you again,” said Mr. Bureau, sure of another big win in the future.
Millionaire thanks to Powerbucks™
With her husband fast asleep, Sandra Allard sat down to play Powerbucks on lotoquebec.com. At around 11 p.m., not really understanding what was happening, she saw a huge amount displayed on her screen... She had just won the progressive jackpot—$1,744,566! She went to bed without waking her husband, who had had a big day. Despite a short night, Ms. Allard went to work the next day, but she kept mixing up her clients' orders! Her husband simply could not believe it when she told him later she had won $1.7 million!
When the time came to claim her prize, her loved ones came along to celebrate, and they were just so happy for her. Her plans? Because she and her husband own a camp ground, she specified: “We have the season to get through—it's only just beginning. We will put the money aside for now and start planning in the fall!” One thing is certain: She wants to travel and spoil her family.
Happy and calm all at once!
Stéphane Legault was thrilled when he took our call after winning $563,010 playing MegaJackpots online on May 4. “I know who's calling,” he said. Calm by nature, he did not have a big reaction when he realized the amount of his winnings. “I knew I had won, but I just kept playing!”. All smiles during his visit at the Casino de Montréal to claim his prize, he told us he would like to renovate the family home and treat himself to a brand new car.
Playing the lottery online was
a good deal for Mr. Johansson
Lars Goeran Johansson regularly plays Lotto Max, Grande Vie and Lotto 6/49. Every time he plays Lotto 6/49, he adds an Extra and Québec 49. It’s that last option that produced his $75,000 win on the online gaming site on May 2, 2018. He subscribed to the platform only a month ago. He couldn’t believe the news when he got the call from Loto-Québec.
He went to Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal to pick up his cheque on May 7. His winning combination was made up of birth dates and random numbers. He said he liked buying his lottery tickets online, as it’s easy to use and he can log in simply with his fingertip. The Laval resident and his spouse are planning to use the money to buy a home.
A soccer bet brings him his biggest win yet!
It wasn’t Mr. Faye’s first time visiting Loto-Québec’s offices to claim a prize, but on May 1, the cheque he received was his biggest one yet! His weekend soccer bet earned him a whopping $45,050. The winner has been betting online for about a year now. He finds this platform especially easy to use. He plans to share his winnings with his wife and spoil himself a little.
Sharing his winnings!
Armin Ghanbari bought a La poule aux œufs d’or ticket online at lotoquebec.com, which led him to take part in the April 18th show. Check out his reaction to winning $104,000, which he shared with a group of friends!
A happy grandmother wins big!
An emotional Monique Tessier Rousseau came to claim her prize of $159,610 that she won April 24 while playing bingo online during a 2-for-1 morning special. “I couldn’t believe it,” she recounted. She immediately called her granddaughter, at work to tell her the good news. “At first, she couldn’t believe it was true either. Then, when she realized it was, she was afraid I might have a heart attack!”
Ms. Tessier Rousseau loves online bingo, and even introduced her granddaughter to it six years ago. “I’ve always loved to play bingo,” she said. She also plays Lotto 6/49 and has been playing the same numbers since the beginning! She intends to make a few minor renovations to her house and pamper her loved ones. The granddaughter said she would make sure that her grandmother does not forget herself in the process.
That’s one lucky man
Michael Larivière was playing Pots O’ Luck, an online casino game, when he got the surprise of his life: seeing the amount of $139,231 appear on his screen! “I had $1 left to play, I bet 60 cents and bang!” “When I saw the amount, I began to scream like a maniac!” he said. He then informed his friends and family of the good news. “Ever since, they’ve been calling me the millionaire!”.
Prudent by nature, Mr. Larivière plans on taking time to reflect before making any plans. He is considering paying off some debts and making investments... and is even considering going into business on his own.
La Poule aux œufs d’or favours a Laurentians resident
Last fall, Mr. Lachance signed up on Loto-Québec’s online gaming site and has been buying La Poule aux œufs d’or tickets, hoping to get lucky in anticipation of his retirement in a few years. However, he was not in the habit of checking his lottery results in his online account. This is why he learned the good news via a call from Loto-Québec. “You’re kidding me, right?” he said to the information technician at the other end of the line. After realizing that he had in fact won $100,000, he immediately made an appointment at Loto-Québec’s head office in Montreal to claim his prize.
But first he decided to play a trick on his wife... “I told her I was coming down to see her at work because I had something to tell her,” he said. She looked worried, expecting some bad news. Mr. Lachance then showed her the image on his cell phone. After expecting the worst, she found out instead that they had won the jackpot! The very happy couple was all smiles when the cheque was handed to them the day after the call. First up in their plans: a trip to Austria!
A stroke of luck!
Vasilios Psiharis didn't believe his eyes when an enormous white diamond appeared on his screen, announcing he had won the $127,196 progressive jackpot in the Notre Dame game. "I don't believe it!" he exclaimed.
He immediately took a picture of his screen. Then he closed and reopened his session. The amount was still there! He told his girlfriend the news, but she didn't believe it until he showed her the photo he had taken. Mr. Psiharis has several fine projects in mind: buy a new car, make a donation to two children's hospitals and set money aside for his retirement fund and his son's education.
A bet pays off big!
Mr. Gauthier is a hardcore hockey fan. Ask him to describe a game and he'll do it as well, if not better, than any sports commentator. For him it was clear: when he was in 10th place in the annual Mise-o-jeu Pool, he contacted sports journalist Steve Turcotte of Le Nouvelliste (a good friend), to tell him he would probably be the grand prize winner this year. It seems that in December, the two of them were in 1st and 2nd place. For the last week, Mr. Gauthier took a week off work so that he wouldn't miss anything! So this hockey connoisseur wasn't surprised to end up with a juicy cheque for $125,000.
The lucky winner intends to pamper himself and have fun. He is planning a trip to attend a sports event like the Stanley Cup or the Super Bowl. His wife hopes to treat herself to
a trip to a spa in Indonesia.
She wins the jackpot on her first try!
Ms. Chery likes to play online from time to time. The Montrealer often buys her lotteries online and occasionally wins small amounts. While she was waiting for her son to finish soccer practice, she decided to try a new game—Lotto Poker. As she was making her final bet, she saw the jackpot appear, along with “Congratulations!” She nervously clicked on the button, and everything disappeared! She called customer service to make sure she hadn’t been dreaming. First, she was told she had won $6. A more in-depth validation confirmed that it was not her imagination: “Congratulations! You did in fact win $26,375!”. Ms. Chery says she started screaming into the phone. Another surprise was waiting for her at Loto-Québec when she came to claim her win: she met the young man who had announced it to her over the phone! 8 being her lucky number,
she will not soon forget April 8, 2018.
Her plans? To get instruments for her three children,
who are starting music lessons, and to clear up some debt.
Comets take him by surprise!
Playing on lotoquebec.com with his wife from the comfort of his own home, Damien Fontaine is especially fond of the two comet games on the site. In fact, it was playing Chain Reactors – Super Trails that he won the $198,369 progressive jackpot!
A few minutes before turning off for the night, he hit the jackpot! He was not expecting to win—especially not such a high amount! He immediately took a picture of his screen as a precautionary measure. After receiving a congratulatory email from lotoquebec.com, Mr. Fontaine admits getting up to reread it throughout the night—he simply could not believe his luck! With his winnings, he plans to do some renovations and take a trip to Las Vegas with his wife, making her dream of seeing Céline Dion in concert a reality.
Stunned by his new lifelong pension!
There is no better way to kick off your day at 6:15 a.m. than with an email from Loto-Québec! Especially when said email is to confirm that you have won the Grande Vie secondary prize—$25,000 a year for life! After putting on his glasses and reading the email over again, Mr. Leconte was just plain stunned. He waited patiently for the call from customer service to come before really letting it sink in. Even when claiming his prize at the Québec City Office, he was finding it hard to believe his luck... A very down-to-earth person, the winner will take some time to think of how to use his winnings. He did say that it could not come at a better time—it will help a lot.
She scratched online and won $100,000!
Since signing up on lotoquebec.com in July, Valerie has mostly been purchasing her lottery tickets from there. Having the annoying habit of losing her tickets, she has been buying her tickets online not to have to worry about this anymore. This Montérégie resident is especially fond of scratch tickets, and it was playing the Viva Scratch Vegas online that she won $100,000. “I burst into tears!” She immediately called her husband, who had just left work, to share the good news. She could hardly speak she was so excited.
“It’s unreal!” She plans to invest part of her winnings, go on a cruise
with her husband and maybe even buy her first house.
A lucky winner at Chain Reactors
Following a power outage, Céline Labonté put her cooking on hold to play her favourite mobile game, Chain Reactors. Used to seeing one or two yellow smileys when she wins, she was shocked to see six smiling faces, meaning she had won the $107,883 progressive jackpot. “I just had a second to see yellow, and then it blew up!” she recalls. “My heart stopped, and I cried a little.” The power was still out, so she texted her husband, Robbie, asking where he was at. She wanted to show him what had happened before her cell phone battery ran out. Ms. Labonté will carefully consider what to do with her winnings. She plans to finish renovating the kitchen with her husband, and maybe planning a special treat for his birthday.
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Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm™ progressive jackpot
won by an Estrie resident
When Stephane Theriault won the Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm™ jackpot on February 14, he had only been registered for Loto-Québec’s online gaming website for three weeks, to the day. “It’s an attractive and easy-to-use platform,” said this fan of online gaming. Stephane was attracted by the progressive jackpot’s white tiger visual... and he ended up winning the $665,775 prize in just a few clicks! Not quite believing it was true, he went to bed and left for work the next morning as if nothing had happened. He only truly realized he had won when he received the call from the online gaming team. “It’s the icing on the cake” he exclaimed.
Stephane says that the money comes at the perfect time,
as he prepares for his retirement in a few years. With his nifty sum,
this Jeep enthusiast will continue to take his annual fishing trips in the
Côte-Nord region. “This year, my fishing trip will be a little longer!” He will
also be using part of his winnings to further the renovation project of his
cottage. “I’m all flustered. It doesn’t only happen to other people,”
he said when he received his cheque.
A lucky winner at Chests of Plenty
After taking part in a poker tournament on lotoquebec.com, Joé decided to try his luck at Chests of Plenty. Not only did the progressive jackpot get his attention, it also made him richer by the sum of $300,102! He began jumping around as soon as he saw the fireworks animation and the amount of $300,000 displayed on his screen. He could believe it. “Even now, I have a hard time realizing it.” He immediately took a screen shot, and logged off and back on to his Espacejeux account to make sure his winnings were still there. He remembers his heart beating furiously. Two vacations are in the cards: Las Vegas and Disney.
A dream come true for an online bingo winner
Lucie, a regular at online bingo, won a bit more than usual with a full card during a 2-for-1 one morning. She pocketed the progressive jackpot worth $55,502 with a full card after 47 balls were drawn, the maximum number to win this prize. It is only when the other players in the chat began to congratulate her did she truly realize that she had one a big prize. Even her spouse didn’t believe her, assuming she had won bonus cash! Lucie immediately decided to make her dream of buying a brand new car come true!
More than $360,000 thanks to the Gods
Jérôme won $362,541 playing his favourite game, Odds of the Gods. Currently renovating and going through a career change, Jérôme says the timing could not be better. “I was in shock! It was a short night...”
He was alone when he realized how much he had won, so he hurried to call his mother and sister to give them the news. He plans to take a few trips, including one with his mother, and spoil his loved ones.
A sports betting fan wins big by playing online
Éric Pétrin loves sports and sports betting. His dream if he won a big prize? “I’d like to have a Centre Bell spectator box in my name for life!” This lottery fan has made all his purchases via the online gaming platform since Espacejeux.com started. He says that it’s user-friendly and offers a wide variety of games.
His favourite? Mise-o-jeu, of course. Mr. Pétrin took home $25,488 on January 5, 2018, with a bet on his favourite sport: hockey. “I won with eight local European league hockey teams.” His winning ticket was featured on Mise-o-jeu’s Facebook page.
Mr. Pétrin admitted to feeling a mix of joy and relief. “Let’s just say that, after
the Holidays, winning $25,000 is really good news!” His plans? Pay some bills
and, in an ideal world, finish the basement of his new house. His main wish is
to provide for his family: “I’m happy and I’ve already travelled a lot. I want
my children and family to enjoy life and have everything
they need,” he said.
Beginner's luck brings $50,000!
An Espacejeux account holder since December 30 only, we can say Julie Lavertu had a case of beginner's luck. The young Lanaudière resident had initially signed up to buy a Lotto Max ticket online with a group of friends. Julie has been enjoying the online gaming site ever since. “It's so easy to use. We can set our own cash limit, which is great.” She admits she especially likes the lottery games. She chose to indulge in this guilty pleasure, playing La poule aux œufs d'or online. After just a few tries, she got an unusual call, telling her she had just won $50,000 with her electronic ticket. “It was the best call I got all year,” Julie Lavertu explained calmly when she visited the Montréal Winner's Lounge with her brother. With no specific plans in mind, she did say she was going to spoil herself a little. For the rest, Julie Lavertu hopes to see more lotteries available online!
A repeat winner on Espacejeux.com!
It was not Jean-Guy Beaudoin’s first time winning a sizable amount on Espacejeux.com. His most recent visit at Loto-Québec headquarters in Montréal was to claim $151,337! This time, it was a royal flush playing Caribbean Stud Poker that made him a winner. Visibly happy on arriving at Loto-Québec, he told the staff that he simply could not believe he was back to claim yet another prize in the matter of just a few weeks. “I was speechless,” said the winner, explaining his reaction when he realized he had won again. “I’m going to get myself a 6/49,” he added. As the last winner of 2017, Mr. Beaudoin considers himself very lucky, and he is open to testing his luck again in the near future...
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2018 Poker Calendar
We had fun spoiling our customers during our 2018 Poker Calendar promo, which offered free tournaments all December long. We crowned several lucky winners each night!
Congratulations to all the winners of our holiday giveaway, for which all it takes to enter was a promo code and a bet.
LET’S GET LUCKY ONLINE
Our Win VIP tickets to see Réal Béland live promotion was from November 5 to December 13. Here are the lucky winners of a VIP package including two tickets to see Réal Béland live, $500 in spending money, and a backstage meeting with the comedian.
Week 1: November 5 to November 8 at 8 p.m.: Louis Lalancette
Week 2: From November 8 at 8:01 p.m.
to November 15 at 8 p.m.: Jacynthe Desjardins
Week 3: From November 15 at 8:01 p.m. to November 22 at 8 p.m.: Sylvie Doiron
Week 4: From November 22 at 8:01 p.m. to November 29 at 8 p.m.: Erick Roussel
Week 5: From November 29 at 8:01 p.m. to December 6 at 8 p.m.: Patrick Dufour
Week 6: From December 6 at 8:01 p.m. to December 13 at 8 p.m.: Cindy Martel
Cyber Madness promotion
Thanks to our Cyber Madness promotion, 100 winners snagged a total of $5,500 in prizes.
The Heavenly Greek Holiday promotion
The Heavenly Greek Holiday promotion was held from November 1 to 22.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the $15,000 trip!
Congratulations to Michel Lee.
Congratulations also to those who won a $500 runner-up prize:
Marie-Lou Laplante, Jacinthe Tardif and Kelly Knox.
Witch Pickings Promotion
From October 17 to 31, 2018, lotoquebec.com celebrated Halloween with the Witch Pickings promotion. Six players shared $9,000 in prizes!
Winners of the $2,500 prizes:
Suzanne Hikspoors, Marion Howard and Annadia Jean Baptiste
Winners of the $500 prizes:
Diane Boucher, Gisèle Mathieu and France Huard
The Gold Rush
From September 10 to October 21, 2018, the lotoquebec.com website went country.
The Gold Rush promotion produced 60 winners who shared $25,000 in prizes!
Poker Classic at the Casino de Montréal
The following players qualified online for the Poker Classic at the Casino de Montréal to be held from November 20 to 25, 2018:
From August 20 to September 9, 2018, the Higher, Bigger Promotion was in full swing.
A total of 23 winners shared over $10,000 in prizes awarded according to the gaming levels they unlocked.
Congratulations to our winners!
PlayNow Poker Championship
From July 16 to August 26, 2018, several poker players qualified at lotoquebec.com for the PlayNow Poker Championship taking place in September at the Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg.
12 VIP packages were up for grabs. Congratulations to our winners!
From August 6 to 20, 2018, at 1 p.m., people who love online table games earned points to climb the leaderboard. Congratulations to the players who crossed the finish line!
The cash to be bet will be deposited directly in each winner’s Espacejeux account approximately seventy-two (72) hours after the Promotion.
Foxy La Ronde Promotion
From August 15 to 19, five pairs of tickets for La Ronde
were awarded as part of a foxy promotion.
The happy winners are:
Stéphane Tinel, Francis Roy, Sébastien Gauthier-Brazeau,
Errachid Lmoussaoui, Sitthikar Nhek.
Foxy Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival promotion
From August 15 to 19, a draw was conducted to award three 5-day passport bracelets for two persons giving access to all shows presented at the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival.
The lucky winners are:
Jean-Francois Michaud St-Pierre, Anne-Marie Butts, Gaby Lapointe
On Safari with Gary promotion
The On Safari with Gary promotion was in full swing from July 16 to August 5, 2018. Believe it or not, there was an 18-day trip to South Africa to be won!
Lady Luck has chosen to award the trip of a lifetime to
Congratulations (how lucky can you get)!
Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
In July 2018, our customers took part in poker tournaments (several of which were free!) offering a total of 9 VIP packages for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières, worth $2,000 each. The winners and guests watched the NASCAR series races from comfortable spectator box seats available by invitation only. Accommodations, drinks and meals were included.
Witty ComediHa! promotion
Draws to award four pairs of tickets for ComediHa! Fest – Québec galas were conducted from August 1 to 5 as part of the Witty ComediHa! promotion.
The happy winners are:
Bernard Boileau (Patrick huard Show)
Vincent Latendresse-Bourdon (Phil Roy Show)
Stanley Silverstone (Jean-Michel Anctil Show)
Michel Martel (Jean-Michel Anctil Show)
International Balloon Festival of
From August 1 to 5, draws were conducted as part of a promotion to award 12 pairs of tickets for the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
The lucky winners are:
- Marika Pilot
- Johanne Lefebvre
- Marilou Desjardins
- Danis Durocher
- Carl Gagné
- Micheline Martel
- Sebouh Barbarian
- Cindy Gervais
- Renele Montreuil
- Yves Theberge
- Louise Milette
- Mario Desjardins
TournEvent of Champions® promotion
Thanks to the V for Vegas promotion, 120 lotoquebec.com players will participate in Casino finales: 60 players at the Casino de Montréal and 60 players at the Casino du Lac-Leamy
The winner of each finale will enjoy a trip to Las Vegas to take part in the TournEvent of Champions® from October 8 to 12, 2018. The winner of that slot machine tournament will take home a cool US$1 million grand prize! Congratulations... and stay tuned!
Sunday evenings at 8 p.m., from June 17 to August 5, community members
in La Cantine bingo room get very active as several pairs of tickets for big summer events are awarded during chat games.
Witty promotion for
the Just for Laughs Festival
From July 4 to 8, three pairs of tickets for the
Just for Laughs Festival were up for grabs.
The happy winners are:
Mélanie Boucher, Patrice Rondeau and Cindy Martel.
Foxy Promotion for
L'International des Feux Loto-Québec
At the end of the July 4 to 8 Foxy Promotion, a draw was conducted to award one pair of tickets for L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, including access to La Ronde the same day.
The happy winner is:
LEAVE IN A BMW
June 2018 is the month when a BMW was won online! Our lucky driver took home a beautiful white 2018 BMW, model 240i Coupe, worth approximately $55,000!
The new owner is
Marcel Hébert, Capitale-Nationale.
We’re showing our hand
A WINNER OF THE $1,000 PRIZE FOR XP GAMES WEEK
Congratulations to: Mario Gaudreau
A WINNER OF THE $1,000 PRIZE FOR CASINO WEEK
Congratulations to: Andrée-Anne Lemay
A WINNER OF THE $1,000 PRIZE FOR POKER WEEK
Congratulations to: Stéphane Villeneuve
A WINNER OF THE $1,000 PRIZE FOR LOTTERIES WEEK
Congratulations to: Claude Allard
A WINNER OF THE $1,000 PRIZE FOR BINGO WEEK
Congratulations to: Danielle Charette
A WINNER OF THE $1,000 PRIZE FOR SPORTS WEEK
Congratulations to: Jean-Marc Rufiange
Here are the three main winners of the Now Boarding promotion:
Bobby Goulet – Price: $10,000
Joaquim Fernandes – Price: $5,000
Yvan Contant – Price: $500
60 virtual travelers also won secondary prizes.
Powerbucks - Around the world promotion
We’ve created 200 winners who each pocketed $100 to be bet!
Here is the winner of the $5,000 grand prize awarded as part of the Opt-In promotion, reserved for newsletter subscribers: Marcel Caron.
We also have 50 subscribers who won $100 to be bet.
Promotion True fan wanted
Here is the big winner of a VIP package worth $4,000: Monique Montreuil