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$665,775Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm™ progressive jackpot won by an Estrie resident

$665,775Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm™ progressive jackpot won by an Estrie resident

Montréal, February 27, 2018 – On February 14, Estrie resident Stephane Theriault pocketed $665,775 while playing Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.



  • Game: Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm
  • Prize won: $665,775
  • Date of win: February 14, 2018
  • Winners’ place of residence: Estrie
  • Date and claim centre: February 20, 2018 at Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal



  • When Stephane Theriault won the Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm jackpot on February 14, he had only been registered for Loto-Québec’s online gaming website for three weeks, to the day.
  • The Estrie resident registered for lotoquebec.com on a fluke, just for the fun of playing a bit. Mr. Theriault was attracted by the progressive jackpot’s white tiger visual... and he ended up winning the $665,775 prize in just a few clicks!
  • Not quite believing it was true, he went to bed and left for work the next morning as if nothing had happened. He only truly realized he had won when he received the call from the online gaming team. “It’s the icing on the cake” he exclaimed.
  • Mr. Theriault says that the money comes at the perfect time, as he prepares for his retirement in a few years.
  • Discreet by nature, this online poker player didn’t tell anyone about his big win until February 20, apart from two co-workers just before claiming his prize at Loto-Québec’s head office.
  • With his nifty sum, this Jeep enthusiast will continue to take his annual fishing trips in the Côte-Nord region. He will also be using part of his winnings to further the renovation project of his cottage.



  • “It’s an attractive and easy-to-use platform,” said this fan of online gaming.
  • “This year, my fishing trip will be a little longer!”
  • “I’m all flustered. It doesn’t only happen to other people,” he said when he received his cheque.


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. In 2017, Loto-Québec paid out 107 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 132 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 29 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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