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$1,744,566Online gaming: A Lanaudière resident wins a record amount!

$1,744,566Online gaming: A Lanaudière resident wins a record amount!

Montréal, May 11, 2018 – On May 5, Lanaudière resident Sandra Allard won the $1,744,566 progressive jackpot at Powerbucks™ while playing on lotoquebec.com. This is an all-time record for prizes won online.



  • Game: Powerbucks™
  • Prize won: $1,744,566
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Date and claim centre: May11, 2018 at the Casino de Montréal



  • On May 5, Ms. Allard played Powerbucks™ online.
  • She couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw that she had won.
  • She decided not to wake up her husband who was already asleep.
  • The next day, she went to work like nothing had happened.
  • She waited until May 9 to announce the good news to her loved ones.
  • The new millionaire plans on travelling and making investments.



  • “What a prize! No could ever imagine winning that in their lifetime,” said Ms. Allard when she received her cheque surrounded by friends and family at the Casino de Montréal.


On the same occasion, Loto-Québec also awarded a cheque to Montérégie resident Stéphane Legault in the order of $563,010, a prize he won on Friday, May 4, at Mega Jackpots® Siberian Storm™ on lotoquebec.com.



  • Already offered and loved in other Canadian provinces, Powerbucks offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $1 million and a set $1 million jackpot. It was introduced on Espacejeux.com and in Québec’s casinos and gaming halls in January 2017.
  • Powerbucks is innovative, as it links online gaming to in-establishment machines in addition to being connected with British Columbia and Manitoba.
  • This association makes the progressive jackpot grow quickly thanks to the large number of players who contribute both online and in establishments across the three provinces. The minimum bet is only 50¢.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Public Affairs, Press Relations and Social Media

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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