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$127,196A Montréal resident wins big on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website!

$127,196A Montréal resident wins big on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website!

Montréal, April 20, 2018 – On April 8, Montréal resident Vasilios Psiharis pocketed $127,196 while playing Notre-Dame on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.



  • Game: Notre-Dame
  • Prize won: $127,196
  • Date of win: April 8, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montréal
  • Date and claim centre: April 12, 2018 at Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal



  • Mr. 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.


Lottery prize payments in gaming establishments

Lottery winners may claim their prizes at the Trois-Rivières and Québec City gaming halls, Loto-Québec’s Montréal and Québec City offices, or at the Casino de Montréal, Casino du Lac-Leamy, Casino de Charlevoix or Casino de Mont-Tremblant. All details are on the You’ve won? page of the Lotteries site.


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 April 18, 2018, Loto-Québec awarded 50 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and created 33 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 8 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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