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!
As part of our Now Boarding promotion, we’re giving away one trip every week on lotoquebec.com!
Week 1: Endrit Zeqiraj
Week 2: Phuong Vo Ho
Week 3: Alessandra Alaimo
Week 4: Stephane Nantel
Week 5: Justin Lalancette
Week 6: Louise Brouillette
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.
Super Chill promo
Congratulations to our 51 Super Chill promotion winners! Joy Kirkpatrick was the lucky winner of our $5,000 grand prize, while 50 runner-up winners took home $100 each. The best part? All entrants needed to bet to be eligible for the draw was $0.01!
“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!
NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY
Here is the winner of the $5,000 grand prize awarded as part of the Opt-In promotion, reserved for newsletter subscribers:
We also have 50 subscribers who won $100.
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.
SCORE SUITE SEATS
Congratulations to all our 6 winners of our Score suite seats promotion
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.
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
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!”
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.
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!
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!
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!
SAGUENAY LAC ST-JEAN
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.
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!
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!