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$1,004,723Anthony became a millionaire by playing online!

$1,004,723Anthony became a millionaire by playing online!

Montréal, August 9, 2019 — On July 27, Montérégie resident Anthony Paxton pocketed $1,004,723 while playing Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In summary

  • Game: Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway
  • Prize won: $1,004,723
  • Date of win: July 27, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montérégie
  • Claim date and location: August 1, 2019, at the Loto-Québec head office in Montréal



  • Anthony went to the administrative offices of his garage to take a little break and play Powerbucks Wheel of Fortune Hawaiian Getaway on his mobile. Sitting next to his spouse, he placed bets for only a few minutes before realizing he’d just won big.

  • The screen lit up with his winnings: $1,004,723! The couple was in shock. “My spouse was holding the phone in her hands like it was something dangerous!” quipped the new millionaire.

  • Anthony wasted no time calling Loto-Québec to confirm that it was a real win. “I was afraid the prize would be issued as credits,” he said.

  • Even as he received his cheque, Anthony still had a hard time believing he’d won such a big amount. His plans? A trip to Greece is in the offing, as are gifts for his children.


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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