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$264,367Lucky bonus round!

$264,367Lucky bonus round!

Montréal, July 4, 2019 – On June 9, Nord-du-Québec resident Nancy Pelletier pocketed $264,367 while playing Rumble in the Jungle on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: Rumble in the Jungle
  • Prize won: $264,367
  • Date of win: June 9, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Nord-du-Québec
  • Claim date and location: June 18, 2019, at Loto-Québec head office, Montréal



  • Nancy Pelletier was chatting on the phone with her spouse while playing Rumble in the Jungle online. Earning a bonus round, she just continued her conversation. At some point, she realized that, this time, the bonus round produced a win: three yellow bananas meant that she had won the $264,367 progressive jackpot.

  • She interrupted what her spouse was saying to tell him she had just won: “Stop kidding around. You’re not funny,” he said, thinking she was just pulling his leg. “I was so used to seeing three black bananas that I could hardly believe they were yellow this time!”

  • Nancy was still visibly moved as, surrounded by her family, she picked up her cheque at Loto-Québec’s offices in Montréal. “You just don’t immediately believe that you’ve won!” Nancy plans to retire soon and will use the money to pay some bills and treat herself a little.


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 July 2, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 41 prizes worth $1 million or more, turning 44 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 13 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of major prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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