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$1,152,714Powerbucks™: A new online gaming millionaire in Laval!

$1,152,714Powerbucks™: A new online gaming millionaire in Laval!

Montréal, September 28, 2017 – On September 21, Laval resident Serge Gamache won the Powerbucks™ progressive jackpot of $1,152,714, while playing on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, Espacejeux.com.



  • Game: Powerbucks™
  • Date of win: September 21, 2017
  • Prize won: $1,152,714
  • Winners’ place of residence: Laval
  • Date and place of claim: September 27, 2017, Casino de Montréal



  • When Mr. Gamache won the Powerbucks™ progressive jackpot, he couldn’t believe his eyes!
  • His friend couldn’t believe it either; he had to show her the screen shot displaying the jackpot amount that he took when he saw that he had won.
  • Mr. Gamache plans on treating himself to a new car and is also considering purchasing a condo.
  • Accompanied by his friend to claim his winnings, the Laval resident was happy to finally hold the cheque in his hand.



  • “We might be in the middle of a heatwave, but I have chills!” exclaimed the winner, who claimed his ticket on a sweltering day… in September.
  • “This will change my life!” he added.


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 September 26, 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 86 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 104 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 24 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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