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$470,499A really worthwhile break!

$470,499A really worthwhile break!

Montréal, August 9, 2019 — On July 25, Montérégie resident Suzanne Blanchard pocketed $470,499 while playing Notre-Dame on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Notre-Dame
  • Prize won: $470,499
  • Date of win: July 25, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Claim date and location: July 26, 2019, at the Casino de Montréal



  • Sitting in her truck on July 25, Suzanne thought she’d spend her break playing Megajackpots Cleopatra on her mobile in the hope of winning the progressive jackpot. However, the jackpot was won as she started to play, so she switched to Notre-Dame with a progressive jackpot that was topping $470,000.

  • “I screamed when the diamond appeared!” She hopped out of her truck and ran to show her boss what she’d won. “That there is a pretty penny!” he told her. “Big bucks is more like it!” replied the winner.

  • Since Suzanne hadn’t taken a vacation in a long time, she told her boss right then and there that she wouldn’t be coming to work the following week.

  • Suzanne plans to use the money to pay off her Harley-Davidson, her truck and her house. She’ll also go on a nice trip with her daughter.


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 August 5, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 51 prizes of $1,000,000 or more and turned 53 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 15 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs

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