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$1,000,000An Ontario woman wins the PowerbucksTM jackpot at the Casino du Lac‑Leamy

$1,000,000An Ontario woman wins the PowerbucksTM jackpot at the Casino du Lac‑Leamy

Montréal, February 26 – On Monday, February 25, at around 11:30 a.m., an Ottawa woman playing the Powerbucks™ slot machine at the Casino du Lac-Leamy scored the $1,000,000 jackpot.


In summary

  • Slot machine: PowerbucksTM
  • Win date: February 25, 2019
  • Winnings: $1,000,000
  • Winner’s place of residence: Ottawa
  • Claim date and location: February 25, 2019 at the Casino du Lac-Leamy



  • Powerbucks™, which is popular and available to play in other Canadian provinces, offers a progressive jackpot that starts at $1 million, as well as a ‘fixed’ jackpot of $1 million. It was introduced on lotoquebec.com and at Québec’s casinos and gaming halls in 2017.

  • Powerbucks is innovative, as it links the online and casino slots, and connects Quebec players to those in British Columbia and Manitoba.

  • As such, the large pool of players from all three provinces wagering online and in-casino makes the progressive jackpot grow quickly. The minimum bet is set at only 50¢.

  • Since 2016, slot players on lotoquebec.com and at Québec’s casinos have won 9 prizes of $1M or more and 3 lifetime annuities.



$1 million grand prize draw during Vegas Nights

This $1M win comes days before the casinos are set to give away another $1 million prize. A $1 million grand prize draw will be conducted at the Casino de Montréal this Sunday, March 3, as part of Vegas Nights. One lucky winner will be crowned, among all entries received at Québec’s four casinos during the promotion period.

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. 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

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