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$198,369A Laval resident wins big on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website!

$198,369A Laval resident wins big on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website!

Montréal, April 20, 2018 – On March 28, Laval resident Damien Fontaine pocketed $198,369 while playing Chain Reactors – Super Trails on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.



  • Game: Chain Reactors – Super Trails
  • Prize won: $198,369
  • Date of win: March 28, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laval
  • Date and claim centre: March 29, 2018 at Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal



  • Playing on lotoquebec.com with his wife from the comfort of his own home, Mr. Fontaine is especially fond of the two comet games on the site.
  • He won the progressive jackpot playing Chain Reactors – Super Trails!
  • A few minutes before turning off for the night, he hit the jackpot! He was not expecting to win—especially not such a high amount!
  • He immediately took a picture of his screen as a precautionary measure.
  • After receiving a congratulatory e-mail from lotoquebec.com, Mr. Fontaine admits getting up to reread it throughout the night—he simply could not believe his luck!
  • With his winnings, he plans to do some renovations and take a trip to Las Vegas with his wife, making her dream of seeing Céline Dion in concert a reality.


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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