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$195,204Losing with four 10s pays big!

$195,204Losing with four 10s pays big!

Montréal, December 14, 2017 – On Thursday, November 23, Abitibi-Témiscamingue resident Marc Piché won the bad beat of $195,204 on Loto-Québec online gaming website, Espacejeux.com.




  • Game: Texas Hold’em
  • Prize won: $195,204
  • Date of win: November 23, 2017
  • Winners’ place of residence: Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Date and claim centre: December 2, 2017 at Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau



  • It’s tough losing to a straight when you have a hand of four 10s. But when you realize you’ve the Bad Beat jackpot instead, it’s easier to take!
  • That’s exactly what happened to Mr. Piché on November 23.
  • He was playing at five tables at the same time when he struck luck.
  • It took a couple minutes for it to sink in.
  • Though he considers himself a good poker player, he confided that this is his biggest win yet.


About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion, in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. From January 1 to December 12, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 101 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 120 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 27 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity.



Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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