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$194,029A surprise announcement!

$194,029A surprise announcement!

Montréal, February 28, 2019 – On February 4, Outaouais resident Julie-Anne Houle pocketed $194,029 while playing Leprechaun’s Luck on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: Leprechaun’s Luck
  • Prize won: $194,029
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais



  • Staying cool, calm and collected was Julie-Anne Houle’s response to winning the $194,029 progressive jackpot while playing Leprechaun’s Luck on lotoquebec.com.

  • She wanted to conceal her emotions and excitement so she could surprise her spouse. Inviting him to the Casino du Lac-Leamy under the pretense that they were there to celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary, Julie-Anne really brought them there to collect her prize.

  • Stunned, her spouse first thought it was just a joke.

  • Let’s just say this is one anniversary they’ll never forget!


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 2018, Loto-Québec paid out a record 139 prizes worth $1 million or more. Gagnant à vie, Grande Vie and Liste de vie! lotteries have provided 22 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. A list of the winners is available 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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