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$107,883A lucky winner at Chain Reactors in the Capitale-Nationale region

$107,883A lucky winner at Chain Reactors in the Capitale-Nationale region

Montréal, March 15, 2018 – On February 21, Capitale-Nationale resident Céline Labonté pocketed $107,883 while playing Chain Reactors on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.



  • Game: Chain Reactors
  • Prize won: $107,883
  • Date of win: February 21, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Capitale-Nationale
  • Date and claim centre: February 24, 2018 at Casino de Charlevoix in La Malbaie



  • Following a power outage, Ms. Labonté put her cooking on hold to play her favourite mobile game, Chain Reactors.
  • Used to seeing one or two yellow smileys when she wins, she was shocked to see six smiling faces, meaning she had won the $107,883 progressive jackpot.
  • The power was still out, so she texted her husband, Robbie, asking where he was at. She wanted to show him what had happened before her cell phone battery ran out.
  • Ms. Labonté will carefully consider what to do with her winnings. She plans to finish renovating the kitchen with her husband, and maybe planning a special treat for his birthday.



  • “I just had a second to see yellow, and then it blew up!” she recalls.
  • “My heart stopped, and I cried a little.”


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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