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$109,568Cashdrop: An explosive surprise!

$109,568Cashdrop: An explosive surprise!

Montréal, June 4, 2018 – On May 25, Laurentides resident Laurent Demers pocketed $109,568 while playing Cashdrop on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.



  • Game: Cashdrop
  • Prize won: $109,568
  • Date of win: May 25, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Date and claim centre: June 4, 2018 at the Loto-Québec’s head office in Montréal



  • Mr. Demers got the surprise of his life at the end of May when he played the Cashdrop game on Loto-Québec’s online gaming site. He won the $109,568 progressive jackpot. “I saw a 7, then another, then another... I couldn’t believe it!”

  • He found it so incredible that he took a picture of his screen and even sent it to a friend. “I just got a lot closer to retirement!” he told him.

  • A kitchen chef by profession, Mr. Demers has no particularly big plans for the time being, but is looking forward to retiring soon: “I’ll let someone younger take my place!”

  • Subscribed to lotoquebec.com since 2010, he prefers online casino games and trying out new offerings.


    Lottery prize payments in gaming halls and casinos

    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. Between January 1 and May 23, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 52 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 34 millionaires. Gagnant à vie! and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 9 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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