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$100,634A whopper of a surprise!

$100,634A whopper of a surprise!

Montréal, June 4, 2019 – On May 10, Mauricie resident Claude Cloutier pocketed $100,634 while playing Pharaoh’s Treasure on Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.

In short

  • Lottery: Pharaoh’s Treasure
  • Prize won: $100,634
  • Date of win: May 10, 2019
  • Winner’s place of residence: Mauricie



  • “It’s unbelievable that a small bet like 40¢ can win you so much money!” These were the first words uttered by Claude Cloutier when he received his cheque at Loto-Québec’s office in Québec City.

  • When— while playing Pharaoh’s Treasure—Claude realized that he’d won the $100,634 progressive jackpot, he couldn’t believe his eyes. He actually paced back and forth between the kitchen and his computer several times, because he didn’t want to touch anything for fear of it disappearing.

  • It was when he got the call from the lotoquebec.com team that it really sunk in how much money he’d won. The first thing he did was call his girlfriend and tell her to sit down because he had some news. Her reaction, in words: “You’re joking me, I just know it!”

  • Claude plans to pay off his mortgage and debts with the money. Once that’s done, he says he’ll look into buying a new car and take his girlfriend on a trip.


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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