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$520,055MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM: half a million dollars to spend!

$520,055MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM: half a million dollars to spend!

Montréal, June 7, 2019 – On May 21, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine resident Denise Deroy pocketed $520,055 while playing MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.


In short

  • Lottery: MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM
  • Prize won: $520,055
  • Date of win: May 21, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Claim date and location: May 31, 2019, at the Casino de Charlevoix in La Malbaie



  • On Tuesday, May 21, Denise Deroy sat down to play the MegaJackpotsTM CleopatraTM slot game.

  • Distracted by the TV, she didn’t notice that the five symbols she’d landed had just won her the $520,055 progressive jackpot. So she kept on playing, thinking that someone else had won it.

  • That’s when a member of lotoquebec.com called her to tell her that… that someone was her! “Are you serious? I’m trembling inside.” Her spouse didn’t even believe her! “I’ll believe it when I see the cheque!”

  • Denise says the money will probably be used to renovate their secondary residence, which is a century home, and redo the patio at their primary residence. The couple, who live in Gaspésie, also want to treat themselves to a night out at the Casino de Charlevoix, which is something they’ve always loved doing!


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 June 4, 2019, Loto-Québec paid out 35 prizes worth $1 million or more, turning 39 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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