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$159,610Laurentides: A happy grandmother wins big!

$159,610Laurentides: A happy grandmother wins big!

Montréal, May 10, 2018 – On April 22, Laurentides resident Monique Tessier Rousseau pocketed $159,610 while playing bingo on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.



  • Game: Bingo
  • Prize won: $159,610
  • Date of win: April 22, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Laurentides
  • Date and claim centre: April 24, 2018 at Loto-Québec’s headquarters in Montréal



  • An emotional Monique Tessier Rousseau came to claim her prize that she won while playing bingo online during a 2-for-1 morning special.
  • She immediately called her granddaughter, at work to tell her the good news.
  • Ms. Tessier Rousseau loves online bingo, and even introduced her granddaughter to it six years ago. She also plays Lotto 6/49 and has been playing the same numbers since the beginning!
  • She intends to make a few minor renovations to her house and pamper her loved ones.
  • The granddaughter said she would make sure that her grandmother does not forget herself in the process.



  • “I couldn’t believe it,” she recounted.
  • “At first, she couldn’t believe it was true either. Then, when she realized it was, she was afraid I might have a heart attack!”
  • “I’ve always loved to play bingo,” she said.


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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