After a bit of bad luck, really good luck!
Mr. Filijowycz always buys his tickets online. He was at the garage having his care repaired when he got a call saying that he’d won $197,679 thanks to Lotto Max, his favourite lottery. The news couldn’t have come at a better time: In the same week, he had to have a root canal and his car broke down. His cousin with whom he is really close came along to Loto-Québec’s offices to share the excitement of winning. Aside from making some investments, he plans to make his long-time dream come true: Go to see the Super Bowl.
China’s Treasures Promotion
To celebrate the arrival of Jin Ji Bao Xi Endless Treasure on lotoquebec.com, we’re giving players the chance to win a heritage tour of China for two!
OK POKER Classic at the Casino du Lac-Leamy
The following players have qualified online for The OK POKER Classic at the Casino du Lac-Leamy to be held from February 25 to March 1, 2020.
- Alexandre Raymond
- Alexandre Pruneau
- Marc Sénéchal
- Joé Trépanier-Faucher
- Yan Poudrier
You still have a shot at winning a package!
He’ll get to go on a dream fishing expedition thanks to La Poule!
Denis hadn’t purchased a La Poule aux oeufs d’or ticket in 10 years. While preparing to buy his lottery tickets on lotoquebec.com, the game’s logo caught his eye. After winning a few dollars, he bought a second ticket, and won a spot on the TV show! Denis says that buying lottery tickets online is very practical and can pay off—big time! He ended up winning $9,500 as a contestant on the January 9 episode of La Poule and with that, his dream of salmon fishing in Gaspésie will come true.
One prize is nice... but two is even better!
In Daniel’s couple, he is the lottery fan. He likes to try his luck when large prizes are offered and finds lotoquebec.com’s platform very user-friendly. Recently, he was delighted to visit Loto-Québec’s claim centre for a second time! After winning $5,000 at Lotto 6/49 just over five years ago, the Laval resident took home one half of a Maxmillions, or $500,000, thanks to a Lotto Max ticket purchased online. For the December 31 draw, he bought two tickets: one with his favourite combination and the other as a Quick Pick. It was the latter that delivered the big surprise! When Daniel checked the draw results on the morning of January 1, he immediately said to his spouse: “Sweetheart! We’ve won $500,000!” She was more sceptical, though. “It’s unbelievable,” she said when they came to pick up the cheque. Thanks to that second win, the lucky man will have a more comfortable retirement.
An Outaouais resident thought it might be a prank
Outaouais resident Allain Charbonneau hardly ever forgets to check the lottery tickets he buys on lotoquebec.com. That's why he was surprised when Loto-Québec called him to make an appointment to pick up the 5/6+B prize of $301,566, which he didn’t know he’d won in the Lotto 6/49 December 21 draw. “You just made my day!” he exclaimed. He remained sceptical, though, as he’d previously pranked his co-workers into believing they’d won a lottery prize and thought one of them might be returning the favour. Once he received, checked and rechecked the confirmation email, he finally believed his ship had come in. The money will enable the winner to retire and buy a log house.
He won the Lotto Poker progressive jackpot just in time for Christmas!
Serge really likes the online gaming platform because it allows him to deposit a weekly amount of cash to buy lottery products. Just before leaving for work last week, he decided to play Lotto Poker. He could hardly believe it when he saw the amount of the progressive jackpot on the screen, and hurried to wake his spouse to tell her the news. Being retired, she grumbled that he’d better have a really good reason for waking her up. She never thought that he could’ve won the lottery! Serge took home $180,358 just in time for the holidays. He plans to surprise his two children with a nice Christmas cheque. Other plans: retire a year earlier, buy a new RV to replace his old one, and buy a tablet computer (done!).
A great way to start off the day!
On December 18, Christine enjoyed her morning cup of coffee and played Pots O’ Luck while her spouse slept in. “I was astonished to see the golden pots suddenly rain down!” She quickly went to wake her spouse to tell him she’d just won $169,941. “He didn’t believe me!” Christine will use the tidy sum to treat her loved ones at Christmas and put certain plans into action earlier than expected. The trip to Cuba Christine and her spouse had scheduled to celebrate the New Year will be especially relaxing!
See our $50,000 grand prize winner and our 50 winners of $1,000 each. Though 2020 is right around the corner, we decided to kick off our 10th anniversary celebrations a little earlier and treat our players!
OK POKER: Holiday Calendar
Big Holiday Party Promotion
See photos from our Big Holiday Party!
Luck can strike at any time of day or night!
Not wanting to risk waking up his girlfriend, Danick decided to bet a few dollars on lotoquebec.com rather than watch TV. He was playing Chain Reactors Super Trails when the clock struck 12:30 a.m., the stars aligned and an amount of $270,183 popped up on his screen. The lucky winner immediately went to wake up his girlfriend—and call his parents whom he knew would still be awake at that time—to tell them the good news. His mother and father were somewhat skeptical... It was only when they got to Loto-Québec’s offices that their doubts vanished. Danick, who’s been running his own company for two years, says he plans to invest the money and enjoy his windfall for as long as possible.
It’s a real blessing!
Fadi Harb, a young Concordia University student, explained how he discovered his $361,263 win playing Odds of the Gods on November 16. “I’ve been a lotoquebec.com customer for a while now. Sitting in my living room, I decided to try my luck at the Odds of the Gods slot game. When the Mount Olympus bonus and diamond appeared to indicate that I’d won the progressive prize, I was simply stunned! I sank to the floor I was so chocked. I immediately called my mom to tell her about it. She didn’t believe me until I showed her a screen shot of the win. Over a quarter million dollars... that’s a real life changer! I’ll certainly treat myself a bit, but I’ll mainly use it to pay off my student debt, take a couple of trips, buy a house and treat my parents who will be retiring soon.”
A Montrealer scratches an online ticket and wins a nice prize on TV!
Some gaming credits left and remembered her $10 win. She decided to reinvest it in more La Poule aux œufs d’or tickets, where she uncovered three TV symbols and a message that she’d won a spot on the TV program. She thought it must have been a mistake... “That can't be!” she exclaimed. Hélène won $52,000 during the November 14 show recording. She’s planning on buying some property.
A new way to buy his tickets and a new lottery wins him the grand prize!
Richard Fortin had been registered on lotoquebec.com for some time, but he rarely purchased his lottery tickets online. After losing a ticket in the laundry, he decided to change his habits. “Now, I always buy my tickets online! I love it. I encouraged several friends to do the same.” He likes the idea of accessing his account and seeing all his selections at a glance, in addition to having the entire product offering displayed. “I try new things... For example, I’d never played La Mini before.” It’s with that lottery that the Côte Nord resident won the $50,000 grand prize on November 1. “I couldn't believe my eyes!” said the winner, shedding a tear as he accepted his cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices in Québec City. He plans to invest his winnings.
$10,000 Promotion UP FOR GRABS
Congratulations to Lynda Cyr, who’s now $10,000 richer thanks to our Virtual Sports Promotion! All it took was entering a code and betting on any game in the Virtual Sports section of our site. With their 3D and ultra-realistic graphics, our virtual sports games look and feel like you’re betting on the real thing—see for yourself and play them today!
25th Anniversary Tournament Promotion
Three winners who went from playing online to playing live at the casino!
Congratulations to Lyne Drouin, Luceanne Flamand, and Kristel Pelletier, three lotoquebec.com players who not only won seats to the Casino de Montréal’s 25th Anniversary Slot Machine Tournament, but went on to finish in the top 3 and win the tournament’s $175,000 prize pool!
Record jackpot won at Lucky Lily Keno
On November 3, Nicole Saulnier and her spouse were comfortably seated in their living room playing Lucky Lily Keno online. After triggering the wheel with 8 out of 10, they realized they’d won the $265,266 progressive jackpot! “When the wheel stopped on white, we were stunned!” said the winner as she accepted her cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices in Montréal. “We didn’t sleep much. I thought I’d wake up to find it wasn’t true!” Planning ahead for their retirement, the couple had just purchased the RV they’d always wanted. Now, thanks to this win, they’ve already planned their first trip!
For about five years now, Mr. Jeannot Labrie has been a customer of lotoquebec.com, buying his tickets online. The one he bought for the Double Jeu Max on November 1 turned out to be a winner! He was not prepared for the email he received from Loto-Québec the day after draw, informing him that he’d won $100,000 with his Québec Max selection. He even asked his spouse to confirm that he’d read it correctly. Neither of them could believe it! As they both love to travel, the winner and his spouse will be taking their romantic trip to Europe earlier than expected.
Close to 50 colleagues split a little under $100,000
Lotto Max group
A group of 48 colleagues from the Capitale-Nationale region who bought their ticket online got a nice surprise when they came in to work one morning and found out they won $92,268 in the September 24 Lotto Max draw.
The winners remember being caught up in a flood of euphoria when their group captain, Éric Boivin, delivered the news.
By lunchtime, twenty-eight of the 48 winners had made their way to Loto-Québec’s offices in Quebec City, ready to pick up their cheque. Everyone was in high spirits!
Live Casino promotion
Our brand-new Live Casino promotion put smiles on a lot of faces. We gave out a total of $10,000!
The grand prize—a $6,500 value—went to Denis Imbeault.
10 lucky runners-up also received $350 in betting money:
- Moufid Greiss
- François Trottier
- Jocelyne Haché
- Jean Philippe Côté
- James Devalus
- Suzanne Bluteau
- Ericka Major Medeiros
- Yves Beaudin
- Ninon Pelletier
- Virginie Grimault
Spinning the wheel for the better!
On October 4, Nicole tried her luck with the Powerbucks™ Wheel of Fortune® Getaway game. A few bets later, she triggered the bonus wheel and tried to see what amounts were up for grabs as the wheel spun around. She didn’t have time to see much, because the wheel quickly stopped on Powerbucks. As she wondered what that meant, an animation surprised her and confirmed that she’d just won $1,000,000!
“Did I really just win $1 million? That can’t be! I can’t believe it!” Nicole quickly called customer service to confirm the win. Once her spouse heard the big news, they realized that their dream would come true: They’d finally be able to get an RV to make their retirement even better. After that purchase, they’ll let the dust settle before making other plans. “I’m a saver more than a spender!” she said with a smile as she accepted her cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices in Montréal.
He won the Lotto Poker Plus progressive jackpot!
Yves Lamontagne enjoys playing the lottery via Loto-Québec’s online gaming site. One morning, Yves got up to check whether his weekend lottery purchases had won him money, and to see how big the Lotto Poker Plus jackpot had risen. Upon seeing that the amount was quite high, he decided to place a bet. Through the Quick Play option, he immediately got a royal flush. Though Yves initially thought he’d won $5,000, it was another amount—$152,206—that popped up on his screen! Nothing could have prepared him for such a whopping surprise so early in the morning! Yves quickly called his sister to tell her the good news. He says he plans to use the money to pay off the car he just bought and set some other plans into motion, like buying a new home.
“‘A quarter million’ – it sounds even bigger!”
Sylvain got quite a wake-up call on October 8 when he realized he’d won $250,000 in the Grande Vie lottery. He buys his tickets on Loto-Québec’s website and, as he always does on the day after the draw, he checked his numbers, which he knows by heart. His bet wasn’t a winner, but oddly enough, a message still indicated that he’d just won $250,000! Confused, he examined his ticket more closely and realized that the tidy sum was his thanks to a free play he’d won previously. “I was on pins and needles, pacing back and forth as I waited for Loto-Québec’s telephone call. I even took a picture of my tablet screen where the $250,000 win was confirmed! It’s surreal!” Sylvain is retired and welcomes the money not only to ensure his financial security, but to enjoy the nicer things in life, too: “We’re going to treat ourselves!” he said.
Lotoquebec.com made many people happy this fall!
Congratulations to all our $10,000 weekly draw winners!
Week 1 – M. Michel Cyr
Week 2 – Vanessa Michaud Perron
Week 3 – Michel Mally
Week 4 – Yves Legault
Week 5 – Gerard Marcil
My $50,000 Wish List Promotion
Wow! One of our lotoquebec.com players has snagged a $50,000 grand prize
as part of one of our online promotions!
Congratulations again to Richard Mathieu on his win!
Free Bet Blackjack Tournament Promotion
A total of 19 Live Blackjack players qualified for the semi-finals on lotoquebec.com. They were joined by the 19 lucky players who came out on top during our casino qualifiers. These 42 competitors went head-to-head at the VIP tournament, held as part of the Casino de Charlevoix’s 25th anniversary celebrations. In addition to enjoying an all-inclusive accommodation package, the players split a $50,000 prize pool that included a $25,000 grand prize!
$25,000 grand prize: Keven Lemelin
Gagnant à vie!
A Montrealer scratches an online ticket and wins the grand prize!
Quite a surprise was in store for Jason Bernier when, on a whim, he purchased a Gagnant à vie ticket using Loto-Québec’s Lotteries mobile app. When he scratched Game 5, he saw that he had three identical symbols that match the VIE prize. Stunned, he called Loto-Québec and was thrilled when the Online Gaming Team confirmed that he had indeed won $1,000 a week for life! “I didn’t sleep much last night!” he admitted when he came to claim the prize. Plans: For now, Jason plans to buy a new car. With this nice weekly income, Jason’s financial future is guaranteed for his whole, entire life!
Our Futuristik promotion has made some people very happy! Lotoquebec.com and Québec’s casinos gave away a grand prize of $25,000 in cash.
Congratulations to the winner:
Our Futuristik promotion has made some people very happy! Lotoquebec.com and Québec’s casinos gave away $25,000 in tech gadgets.
Congratulations to our winners!
Summer Fun Pass Promotion
From August 7 to 13, lucky people won tickets for the Festival de la poutine de Drummondville and the FMG as part of the Summer Fun Pass Promotion.
Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Promotion
The ten lucky winners of our online VIP GP3R poker tournament got to catch all the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières action from the comfort of our VIP/invite-only lounge.
Anthony became a millionaire by playing online!
Anthony Paxton went to the administrative offices of his garage to take a little break and play Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway on his mobile. Sitting next to his spouse, he placed bets for only a few minutes before realizing he’d just won big. The screen lit up with his winnings: $1,004,723! The couple was in shock. “My spouse was holding the phone in her hands like it was something dangerous!” quipped the new millionaire. Anthony wasted no time calling Loto-Québec to confirm that it was a real win. “I was afraid the prize would be issued as credits,” he said. Even as he received his cheque, Anthony still had a hard time believing he’d won such a big amount. His plans? A trip to Greece is in the offing, as are gifts for his children.
A really worthwhile break!
Sitting in her truck on July 25, Suzanne Blanchard thought she’d spend her break playing Megajackpot Cleopatra on her mobile in the hope of winning the progressive jackpot. However, the jackpot was won as she started to play, so she switched to Notre-Dame with a progressive jackpot that was topping $470,000. “I screamed when the diamond appeared!” She hopped out of her truck and ran to show her boss what she’d won. “That there is a pretty penny!” he told her. “Big bucks is more like it!” replied the winner of the $470,499 jackpot. Since Suzanne hadn’t taken a vacation in a long time, she told her boss right then and there that she wouldn’t be coming to work the following week. Suzanne plans to use the money to pay off her Harley-Davidson, her truck and her house. She’ll also go on a nice trip with her daughter.
A win at just the right time!
When Adama Diomande found out that all his Mise-o-jeu bets were on the money, he was, well, speechless. After getting confirmation via his smartphone that the bets he’d made on the first few games were all on point, the soccer fan slowly started to warm to the idea that a major win could be on the horizon! Excited at the prospect, he called Loto-Québec’s Online Games Team to ask them how it would work if he won. Unable to watch the game that led to him bagging a cool $27,065, he had to wait until he got back home to realize that he’d scored big time! The win came at just the right time—Adama has been shopping around for a new car since becoming a father just a few days ago!
Happy times for both the winner and loser of the bad beat hand!
On July 15, eight poker players bagged the $706,839 bad beat jackpot. The player with the highest ranking hand walked away with $176,709, while the player with the second-highest ranking hand won $353,419! The remaining players split the remainder of the pot. The flop fell 3-of-spades, 4-of-spades and queen-of-clubs. The turn was a 5-of-spades. The river was a king-of-spades. Emotions were running high! Raymond Ménard was holding a 6- and 7-of-spades. With the knowledge that he was holding the best possible flush, he decided to go all in. Meanwhile, Martin Brodeur was holding an ace-of-spades and 2-of-spades. Equally convinced that he could win, he decided to match Raymond’s bet. He then anxiously turned to his daughter: “If he turns over a 6- and 7-of-spades, I’ll lose, but I’ll be rich!” Martin did indeed lose the hand, but took home $353,419. Raymond walked away with $176,709. Our two players were over the moon when they came to pick up their cheques at the Casino de Montréal. Raymond told us that he’d already made an appointment at the bank to invest a portion of his winnings, and that he intends to return to Cuba. Martin said he bought himself a new motorcycle that same morning, and has plans to purchase a home.
Everything came up yellow for Jean!
On June 30, Jean Talbot was playing the Chain Reactors Super Trails slot game when there was an eruption of little yellow smiley faces on his phone’s screen. “They wouldn’t stop filling the screen!” recalls the winner, who took home the $141,905 progressive jackpot. Elated with his win, Jean says he plans to treat himself and his loved ones, as well as pay off the brand-new car he bought recently.
Summer Fun Pass Promotion
From July 10 to 16, we gave away tickets to La Ronde, the ComediHa! Fest-Québec and the Festivent de Lévis.
Congratulations to our lucky winners!
Winners with a wedding on the horizon!
Sophie & Éric
Éric Laveau was finding that his fiancée Sophie was playing Roue de fortune éclair online a little too often. “Yeah, but I really want to meet Anick!” would be her reply. When she finally came upon a winning ticket, Éric told her: “Don’t touch anything!” They stood frozen in front of the screen for a while, not knowing if it was a joke or lucky break. In the end, the couple did get to meet host Anick Dumontet. They spun the wheel on live TV on July 3 and took home a cool $25,000! A few years back, Éric went skydiving for his birthday (a gift from Sophie), which ended in her proposing to him. While in mid-air, Éric spotted a 20 ft. banner that read: “Will you marry me?” He said yes, but to this day, the couple still haven’t tied the knot. While telling the story, Sophie added: “Maybe we can finally have that wedding?”
Set Sail! Promotion
The battle was on between hot and cold in our Set Sail! Promotion, and based on the betting race results, Panama was crowned the winning cruise destination. Congratulations to Johanne St-Laurent on winning the $10,000 cruise! And congratulations also to our runner-up prize winners!
Summer Fun Pass Promotion
From July 4 to 10, we gave away 4 pairs of tickets to L’International des Feux Loto-Québec.
Congratulations to our lucky winners, Richard Parent, Martine Cyr, Soheil Mollamohseni Quchani and Samuel Rondeau!
A surprise that paid off!
Anick Boisvert usually purchases her tickets online and, being a great fan of Roue de fortune chez vous!, she decided to try her luck with the new version that was just launched. Upon purchasing her ticket during her morning break on March 27, 2019, she was very surprised to see “Participation télé” displayed on her mobile application screen! As she was employed at her godfather’s company, she immediately told him the news: “I was shaking, I just couldn’t believe it. In fact, he didn’t either!” When Anick quickly called Loto Québec to get confirmation of her win, she also found out that not only would she be a contestant on the TV show, but it would be the first of the 2019 edition! The lucky winner took home a $30,000 prize after the show recording and plans to invest in real estate. In the meantime, she will be taking a few small trips.
A heavenly piece of luck!
Just a $20 bet on an Odds of the Gods game made Alexandra Lépine $303,341 richer. “I opened the game and the very first time I clicked on it, I landed on the Mount Olympus bonus,” she said. “After I threw the dice, a chest opened to display a diamond and a message reading ʻCongratulations! You’ve won the progressive prize.ʼ I was a bit stunned and didn’t quite understand what was happening.” She called Loto-Québec’s customer service to ask whether she had really won. It was only once the agent confirmed the win that she realized she was several thousand dollars richer. Then, she started crying tears of joy! She plans to pay off some bills, take a trip down South with her children and make some investments. She would also like to treat her dad, who will be retiring soon.
Lucky bonus round!
Nancy Pelletier was chatting on the phone with her spouse while playing Rumble in the Jungle online. Earning a bonus round, she just continued her conversation. At some point, she realized that, this time, the bonus round produced a win: three yellow bananas meant that she had won the $264,367 progressive jackpot. She interrupted what her spouse was saying to tell him she had just won: “Stop kidding around. You’re not funny,” he said, thinking she was just pulling his leg. “I was so used to seeing three black bananas that I could hardly believe they were yellow this time!” Nancy was still visibly moved as, surrounded by her family, she picked up her cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices in Montréal. “You just don’t immediately believe that you’ve won!” Nancy plans to retire soon and will use the money to pay some bills and treat herself a little.
Thanks for joining us for the celebration. $5,500 in prizes went to 100 lucky winners.
Linda Boutin took home the
$1,000 grand prize!
Congratulations to all the winners!
The Tons of Brand-New Games promotion
As well as introducing you to new games, the Tons of Brand-New Games promotion produced 100 winners, who took home a total of over $5,000.
Florencio Macalinga landed the $2,000 grand prize.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Garden gnome promotion
We gave away $1,000 a day through our Spot the garden gnome promotion. All entrants had to do was find the hidden garden gnome in our promo game, submit Spot the garden gnome the promo code, and bet as little as $0.01 on any game sitewide.
Congratulations to our winners!
Festival d’été de Québec promotion
As part of lotoquebec.com’s Festival d’été de Québec promo, three of our online customers landed a VIP Experience for two to the outdoor festival on July 13. Congratulations again to our lucky winners,
Congratulations again to our lucky winners, Roland Doiron, Caroline Monette and Francine Hamel
Half a million dollars to spend!
On Tuesday, May 21, Denise Deroy sat down to play the MegaJackpots™ Cleopatra™ slot game. Distracted by the TV, she didn’t notice that the five symbols she’d landed had just won her the $520,055 progressive jackpot. So she kept on playing, thinking that someone else had won it. That’s when a member of lotoquebec.com called her to tell her that… that someone was her! “Are you serious? I’m trembling inside.” Her spouse didn’t even believe her! “I’ll believe it when I see the cheque!” Denise says the money will probably be used to renovate their secondary residence, which is a century home, and redo the patio at their primary residence. The couple, who live in Gaspésie, also want to treat themselves to a night out at the Casino de Charlevoix, which is something they’ve always loved doing!
As part of its Globetrotters promotion, lotoquebec.com gave away a $7,500 travel voucher. Riviera Maya was voted the most popular destination by our customers, surpassing three other getaway spots: Spain, Thailand and Costa Rica.
Congratulations to Marianne Giove on winning the trip!
An online purchase that paid off... big time!
When her weekend plans changed at the last minute, Mélanie Quinn decided to make her lottery purchases on lotoquebec.com. Not having to leave the house is what she finds most appealing about the whole online shopping experience. Although she prefers playing our online casino games, she decided to try her luck at our Lotto Poker lottery—and wound up scoring a big win, i.e. the $196,224 progressive jackpot! The young first-time winner was visibly moved when she came to claim her prize. She says she plans to use the money to take a trip to Walt Disney World, and purchase a newly built cottage and side-by-side UTV.
At La Cantine, several lucky bingo players got a piece of the pie! In addition to the $6,000 in guaranteed prizes, 10 players took home a bingo player’s dream package:
• $40 in promo coupons to play bingo+ at one of Québec’sfour bingo halls
• The perfect bingo kit, complete with a dauber, an insulatedbottle and much more!
Congratulations to our winners!
Siblings split $1 million guaranteed prize
Francine Blanchette and her siblings have been playing the lottery as a group for over 25 years. The group has always played the same numbers. Since 2013, Francine has been buying their tickets via Loto-Québec’s online gaming site. It was through an email sent to her with the results that she found out that they’d snagged the $1 million guaranteed prize in the May 8 Lotto 6/49 draw. She immediately called everyone up to tell them the good news!
One of her brothers was getting his tires changed when she called: “If I’d known sooner, I’d have paid to get the tires installed!” Another one of her brothers waited four days before telling wife: “Why stress her out?” One of Francine’s sisters, a teacher, couldn’t pick up her cell phone because she was in class. The school secretary had to go tell her to take the call, that some good news was waiting for her. Among the group’s plans: to purchase a new house, a cottage and an electronic bike.
Keen on Keno promotion
The winners of lotoquebec.com’s Keen on Keno promotion took home $20,000 in prizes! All it took to enter was betting $10 online during the promotion period.
Congratulations to our grand prize winners:
$10,000 went to Louise Desbiens
$5,000 went to Guy Tremblay
That’s some money well bet!
On April 27, Daniel Ruest pocketed $33,582 after betting just $0.20 on the Pots O’Luck slot game! We could sense his elation when we handed him his cheque at the Winners’ Lounge at the Québec City office. With the money, the winner will now be able to help out his kids, who are both studying abroad at the moment. He even planned a little trip that same weekend, during which he told them the good news. Needless to say, everyone is delighted for him! Daniel loves playing our online casino games. He sets limits and it keeps things fun. He was very excited to come pick up his cheque!
Awake and dreaming
Benedicta Oliveira was sitting in bed with her laptop, her partner fast asleep, when she won a $113,951 progressive jackpot while playing Pots O’Luck. When she saw the amount on the screen, she burst out, “I won, I won!” At the time, her partner thought he was dreaming. When the pair went to pick up the prize money on May 2 at Loto Québec’s head office in Montréal, he joked, “I think the dog believed you before I did!” All smiles, Benedicta said that even she’d had trouble believing her own eyes, but that she was ecstatic! Having just bought a house, the lucky couple plans to have their backyard landscaped. They had already envisioned redoing the deck, but now they’ll be able to take things a step further. “We could pay someone to plant cedars!” said Benedicta’s partner, laughing. You can bet they’re gonna have a great summer!
He won the progressive jackpot!
Alain Jutras was playing on his laptop when he found out he’d won the progressive jackpot. “I saw the numbers stack up, and leaned it to get a closer look.” Alain confided that it took him a little while to understand what was going on and come to the realization that he’d snagged $153,383 playing his favourite game, Cashdrop. He especially loves the game for the graphics, which really give you the impression that you’re playing a slot machine. “It’s quite simple—if you were to remove this game from the site, you’d lose me as a customer!” Alain laughed. Cautious by nature, Alain doesn’t plan on doing anything too crazy with his winnings. He plans to treat himself to things like a new cell phone and laptop. After that, he says he’ll take the time to think about how he’ll invest the money!
Big Big Fun promotion
There were over a dozen lucky winners in the Big Big Fun promotion, which featured $5,000 in prizes. Entrants who played Elephant King at least once during the promotion had a shot at double the prize money.
Bunnies on the Loose
Over 20 winners won a share of $2,500 in betting money as part of our Bunnies on the Loose promotion. To be eligible for the draw, all entrants had to do was find the hidden bunnies on the pages of our site.
Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Jacqueline Fortier, who took home $500 in betting money!
Our Annual Mise-o-jeu Pool champion!
It was at the suggestion of one of his hockey pooler friends that Alexis built his fantasy team on lotoquebec.com, just one week before the bets for our Annual Mise-o-jeu Pool closed. Although it only took him 20 minutes to make his first picks, he did change his roster a few times over the season, taking the time to analyze and evaluate the stats as he went. By his own admission, he wouldn’t have had such a tremendous season if he’d stuck with his first picks. By January, he’d earned the top spot. He then bounced around in the Top 5 to finally reclaim the number one spot in the rankings and stay there. The changes he made to his team in the last few weeks of the season worked out, and with just a three-point lead, Alexis won the title of 2018-2019 Mise-o-jeu Pool champion and took home the $125,000 grand prize!
Turns out that all the time he spent carefully researching and building his roster was a sound investment—and his wife agrees! Alexis says he plans to use the money to buy a swimming pool. You read that right! A new pool thanks to our pool...
A virtual game, but a real win
On March 29, Catherine Côté used some downtime to bet a few dollars on lotoquebec.com. She’d never played Mega Pots Mega-X before and decided to try it after seeing the attractive visual. Catherine has been a Loto-Québec customer for six months, but it took only a few minutes for her to win the $108,966 progressive jackpot! She immediately shouted out the news to her spouse who, thinking it was a mistake, urged her to be cautious . With the money, the winner plans to buy a new house.
She won the progressive jackpot!
On the night of March 24, Dominique Brunelle couldn’t sleep, so she decided to play Pots O’Luck, a slot game she’d stumbled upon some weeks back. At one point during the game, she noticed that the numbers just kept climbing. Not too sure what was going on, she stayed frozen in front of the screen. Turns out it was the progressive jackpot, and she won $54,292! With her winnings, Dominique plans to treat herself to a few things, including a new car.
A win that turned up the heat!
Lotto Poker on lotoquebec.com was particularly generous to Paul-André Allard, who buys all his lottery tickets online. In early March, he won $2,436 with the Plus option, and on March 22nd, he pocketed another $100,000 prize! The winner didn’t check his Espacejeux account or emails the day after the draw, so he was totally surprised to get a call from Loto-Québec with the good news. “I started sweating!” Paul-André said when he finally opened the email confirming the win. While he hasn’t made any firm plans yet, he says he might take a trip.
“So long, boss!”
Patricia Duplantis was playing Chain Reactors Super Trails when she bagged the $89,096 progressive jackpot on February 26. Right in the middle of playing the slot game, just as the progressive jackpot was climbing, a power outage hit her Montérégie home. Once the electricity came back on, she resumed playing, glass of wine in hand, and placed one final $20 bet. On winning the jackpot, she remembers: “It was an amazing feeling!” One of the things Patricia looks forward to doing is saying, “So long, boss!” and bringing down the number of jobs she was working to one. She also plans to use the money to pay off debts, and treat herself to a leather Harley Davidson jacket.
Pots O’Luck: Jean-Pierre’s lucky day!
On February 15, Jean Pierre Auclair logged in to lotoquebec.com while enjoying a quiet evening at home with his wife. It had been a while since he’d last visited our online gaming site. This time around, he decided to play Pots O’Luck, because shamrock and horseshoes happen to be his wife’s lucky symbols. He was stunned when, moments later, he won the $26,000 progressive jackpot. “It was my first time playing that game!” Jean-Pierre plans to put some of his prize winnings towards a cruise with his family.
Cries of joy!
Line Perron was playing bingo in the Coast to Coast virtual bingo room one morning when she won the $31,369 progressive jackpot. She cried out joyfully for her daughter and spouse to come look at the screen and confirm what she saw. A rough way to wake up her still-sleeping spouse, for sure, but well worth it. Line is now planning a trip down south.
Never forget to add Extra!
On January 31, Ana Delgado suddenly realized that she hadn’t yet bought her Grande Vie ticket with Extra for that evening’s draw. Hoping for a jackpot win, she decided to buy her ticket online on lotoquebec.com. The next morning, Ana was more than pleased that she’d done so, as her Extra number made her $25,000 richer! The lucky winner plans to use the money to pay off debts.
Joker on the Run
Valentine’s Day Edition
Ten lucky winners took home a $250 gift certificate to Amerispa as part of our Joker on the Run – Valentine’s Day Edition giveaway! To be eligible for the draw, all entrants had to do was find the missing Joker, who was disguised as Cupid and hiding on one of the pages of our site.
Congratulations to the winners!
A big prize X2!
Before claiming his $2 million prize thanks to Banco Spécial with Turbo on lotoquebec.com on January 21, Pierre Renaud had never won more than $10,000 playing the lottery. As an avid fan of numbers and statistics, he’s loved playing Banco online for several years. This time however, he left it up to chance—and with a random combination of 15 correct numbers out of 20, he won a $1 million jackpot that was doubled thanks to Turbo X2. When the businessman got an email the next morning at 6:15 a.m. telling him he won, he needed his glasses to count the number of zeros in the prize! The Montérégie resident really likes buying lottery tickets online: “I don’t have to go to the convenience store or worry about misplaced tickets. I simply get an email when I win.” With such a big prize, the lucky winner and his spouse plan to spoil their three children, take a trip and invest in their retirement.
Lucky bonus round!
Lucia De Ladurantaye has been playing on lotoquebec.com for over five years, taking a distinct liking to keno and poker, but it’s the Cleopatra Plus slot game that made her a winner on January 16. While taking turns playing with her spouse, she won the $110,238 jackpot. During the bonus round, she was astonished to see her prize grow so high. “It just got bigger and bigger... We wondered when it would stop!” Lucia lives in the Laurentians and winters in Florida. This year, she had to delay her departure, so she took some time to play online and ended up winning! She plans to share some of the money with her children and grandchildren before flying off to spend the rest of the winter under the sun.
A nice financial boost!
With her family on board, Nancy Giroux drove to Montréal to claim the prize she won online on January 18. This was the Mauricie resident’s first visit to Loto-Québec offices and “her first but not last win!” She was home with her spouse playing the Lucky Lily Keno slot game when she saw the $26,249 prize pop up on-screen. “Wow! I’ve won?” Nancy then called her supervisor to give her the news and ask for some time off to go claim the prize. “I hope you won’t be saying ‘bye-bye, boss!’” her supervisor replied with a smile. “I still can’t believe it,” said the young winner as she received her cheque. Nancy plans to take an impromptu trip to Mexico and spoil her mom too.
A second trip in the works!
François Gourd Gougeon got one heck of a surprise while playing his favourite slot game, Mega Pots Mega-X: he won the $22,018 progressive jackpot! He immediately called his spouse to deliver the good news. She couldn’t believe it! “This win will certainly help!” expressed François, who’ll be leaving shortly to go on a trip with his spouse. With the money, the happy couple plans to treat themselves to a second getaway—this time in the Bahamas!
Pass GO and
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!
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!
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!
Congratulations to all the winners of our holiday giveaway, for which all it takes to enter was a promo code and a bet.
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.