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$196,224Lotto Poker: an online purchase that paid off... big time!

$196,224Lotto Poker: an online purchase that paid off... big time!

Montréal, June 4, 2019 – On May 19, Outaouais resident Melanie Quinn pocketed $196,224 while playing Lotto Poker on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: Lotto Poker
  • Prize won: $196,224
  • Date of win: May 19, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Outaouais



  • When her weekend plans changed at the last minute, Mélanie Quinn decided to make her lottery purchases on lotoquebec.com.

  • Not having to leave the house is what she finds most appealing about the whole online shopping experience.

  • Although she prefers playing our online casino games, she decided to try her luck at our Lotto Poker lottery—and wound up scoring a big win, i.e. the $196,224 progressive jackpot!

  • The young first-time winner was visibly moved when she came to claim her prize. She says she plans to use the money to take a trip to Walt Disney World, and purchase a newly built cottage and side-by-side UTV.


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 May 14, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 33 prizes worth $1 million or more, turning 38 people into millionaires. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Winners of major prizes are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.


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

Renaud Dugas
Senior Press Relations and Public Affairs Advisor

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