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$258,978Online Lotto Poker: A huge surprise!

$258,978Online Lotto Poker: A huge surprise!

Montréal, October 11, 2018 – On October 4, Chaudière-Appalaches resident Jean-Guy Lebel pocketed $258,978 while playing Lotto Poker on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Poker, with Option Plus
  • Prize won: $258,978
  • Category: progressive jackpot
  • Draw date: October 4, 2018
  • Winner’s place of residence: Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Claim center: Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City



  • Mr. Lebel got the surprise of his life when he won $258,978 at Lotto Poker, with Option Plus.

  • It all started when, after checking his Lotto 6/49 ticket and seeing that he hadn’t won, he decided to try something new—Lotto Poker.

  • When his cell phone screen went black and the prize amount popped up, he rushed to wake up his spouse with the good news: “I won $258,978!”

  • He then phoned Loto-Québec to confirm that the amount was real.

  • Rather than go on a spending spree, Mr. Lebel plans to invest his winnings.


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 October 9, 2018, Loto-Québec paid out 111 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 96 millionaires. Gagnant à vie!, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 18 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Ours big winners can be found on the Winners page of our Lotteries website.


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

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