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$143,996Montreal: a great win!

$143,996Montreal: a great win!

Montréal, April 12, 2019 – On March 3, Montreal resident Madalena Dettori pocketed $143,996 while playing Chests of Plenty on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: Chests of Plenty
  • Prize won: $143,996
  • Winner’s place of residence: Montreal



  • Madalena Dettori was enjoying a quiet night in with her mother, watching TV and playing Chests of Plenty, when she suddenly started screaming throughout the house.

  • “I think it’s the jackpot!” Initially thinking she’d won $14,000, it finally hit her that she’d bagged the slot game’s $143,996 progressive jackpot. “I’m still in shock.” 

  • When she came to claim her prize at the Casino de Montréal, Madalena told us of her plans to renovate her home. Cheque in hand, she exclaimed: “This is really happening—it’s not just a dream!” 


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. From January 1 to April 9, 2019, Loto-Québec has paid out 27 prizes worth $1 million or more and created 16 millionaires. Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 4 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of large prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries site.


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

Danny Racine
Communications Advisor

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